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Splitting your garden over different layers is a great way to maximise space. In fact, adding tiered decking and steps is one of the best-known tricks in the garden design industry to help make small gardens appear bigger. When your entire garden exists on one plane, things can look flat and uninteresting. That's why outdoor steps are becoming increasingly popular. Of course, when you decide to add outdoor steps to your garden, you want to feel reassured that they'll look good, last a long time and be perfectly safe for everyone in your household to use.

Here at TimberTech, we provide a range of high-quality composite decking which will allow you to create outdoor steps that tick all the boxes. We've helped so many of our clients to expand their outdoor living space with additional tiers and levels, and we're sure that your garden (no matter how big or small) could benefit from some outdoor steps too.

Looks Good

One of the main reasons that our clients choose us over other composite decking suppliers is that we offer products that look and feel just like real wood. People often worry that composite decking will have a plastic/fake appearance, and this can definitely be the case with cheaper boards. We make sure that all of our composite decking ranges, whether you choose Edge, Edge+ or Reserve, are designed to high standards, so your finished outdoor steps will be the envy of your visitors and neighbours alike!

Lasts a Long Time

If you go to the trouble of redesigning your garden so that it includes some attractive outdoor steps, then the last thing you want is for it to be ruined in a matter of years. All of our composite decking ranges come with a 25 or 30-year warranty, so you can rest assured that you can take full advantage of your new garden steps years to come. The reason our composite decking is so durable is that it features a polymer sleeve. This sleeve protects the inner composite core from water ingress, stains and general outdoor wear and tear. 

Maximum Safety

We pride ourselves on offering slip-resistant composite decking that's perfect for creating outdoor steps. Our decking takes on less than 1.2% of surface water, so it's much less likely to end up developing mould, or ice - both of which can be a real slip hazard on outdoor steps. Even on rainy days, you shouldn't have to worry about the boards getting wet and slippery. Composite decking dries very quickly (within 30 minutes), so even when the British weather catches you out, your outdoor steps will be perfectly fine to use.

To help you move up and down your new outdoor steps, day or night, we recommend installing some deck lights. These are fitted flush to your outdoor steps (removing another trip hazard), and come in a range of colours.

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We honestly do believe that composite decking is the best material for outdoor steps. It's far more durable than timber boards, it looks beautiful and it will last you a lifetime. To find out more about our composite decking products, give us a call on 029 2080 3756.

So, you’ve finally decided to go ahead and purchase composite decking from one of our stunning decking ranges, congratulations on a very wise investment! However, the decision making doesn’t end there. A host of questions still remain now that you have chosen the flooring option for your outdoor living space. To make things easier for you, we’re going to run through a few things that you may want to consider when building your deck.

Location

The location in your outdoor space where your deck is going to be built may already be determined before making your purchase, however, after deciding to choose our composite decking you may think that your new deck may be better suited within a different position. This could be due to our decking complimenting a certain feature or area in your garden, taking advantage of a specific view or to be more or less exposed to the weather and elements. All of these things may impact the location in where your deck may be built.

Installation

The way in which your new deck is going to be installed is another thing you may need to think about. If you have adequate DIY skills, you may decide that you can save time and money by installation your deck boards yourself. If you don’t possess the skills, however, you may decide to utilise our installation fitting service with our team of professional and friendly deck installers, allowing you to sit back and relax while your dream outdoor living space comes to life.

Design, Size & Shape

The design, size and shape of your new deck will be dependent on the location that you decide to build it. Once a decision has been made on where your deck will be built, you can then proceed with choosing the design. This is something that we can also provide assistance with our deck design inspiration and FREE 3D deck design service. Here you are able to view an array of deck designs, including a range of layouts and patterns and then watch see your design come to life by collaborating with our expert team of CAD designers.

Extras: Balustrades, Lighting & Steps

Basic platform decks are by far the simplest to build and offer a classic, clean appearance. If it’s an eye-catching deck that you’re after however, this is something that you may want to avoid. As a result, a multi-level deck may be the deck for you. If this is the case and your deck now sits higher than a few feet off the ground, a balustrade system and steps may be something worth considering. We offer a variety of balustrade, railing systems and steps that not only provide an extra element of safety but also add a stylish touch to your deck. If you plan on utilising your new outdoor space at all times throughout the day and night, installing deck lights may also be an added benefit, allowing and anyone else to see your beautiful new deck no matter the time.

These aren’t all the things that you need to consider when building your deck, but will definitely go a long way in helping you achieve your dream outdoor living space. If you require any further information or assistance with any of the mentioned points or services, then please do not hesitate to contact us today. Call us on 02920 803 756 or email us at info@timbertechuk.co.uk where a member of our customer service team will be more than happy to help.

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If you're thinking of adding a raised deck to your garden, here are a few ways that you can cleverly incorporate a creative and functional design into your outdoor space:

Add a Sunken Hot Tub

Hot tubs should not be placed on top of our deck without the correct concrete foundations, so a sunken design is the perfect way to ensure safety and easy access to your tub.



Make a Platform for your Garden Dining Area

Raised decking doesn't have to be substantially higher than the rest of your garden to create a striking visual impact , as you can see from this low-rise platform below.



Add Rounded Edges for a Sleek, Modern Finish

Raised decking doesn't have to be squared off, in fact, our product is so versatile that you can create stunning smooth, curved edges.



Create a Stylish Step Design 

For sloped gardens, why not improve your access to lower areas by adding steps to your raised deck area? A glass balustrade will also give you an unrestricted view over the rest of your space.



For more deck design ideas, browse our gallery or follow us on Pinterest!

Raised decking

A lot of our customers call or email asking our advice on how to build raised decking. Many people think that decking is only suitable for flat gardens, and might be difficult to fit on a slope or a raised surface.

Fortunately, that's not true. We've fitted our decking on the steepest of slopes and the highest of balconies. Here, we tackle some of the common myths that people encounter when thinking about how to build raised decking.

Myth #1: Decking is only suitable for flat gardens.

We've had so many customers with sloping gardens ask us how to build raised decking. Many of them doubt that it's possible, but rest assured, it is!

Have a look at our decking galleries for lots of real-life examples of our boards in action. You'll see raised decking in all kinds of situations, from raised porches on park homes to decks with steps in sloping gardens. No matter what type of garden you have or what decking you fancy, we can help you find a solution that works with your space and requirements.

Myth #2: You can't use decking on balconies.

Nope - quite the opposite. Decking technology has come a long way in recent years, and all of our decking boards are suitable for use on balconies and roof terraces.

Myth #3: Decking has to be flat against the ground.

No - raise it up, we say! Shape steps out of decking for your sloping garden. Build a balcony and enjoy the elevated view. Add a surround to your hot tub and sip bubbly under the stars. Treat your holiday home to a veranda and enjoy relaxing in the great outdoors.

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So you see, you need never worry about how to build raised decking again. Just contact the TimberTech team for advice on products that'll elevate your outdoor experience.

Raised decking case study

We recently helped a couple in South Wales to add a raised deck to their picturesque property in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Raised deck in South Wales

Read our case study to see more photos of this project!

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