There's a reason why TimberTech is the UK's leading supplier of decking for schools. In fact, there are several reasons:
- Hardwood decking needs chemical treatment to keep it looking good, but those chemicals aren't ideal for a children's play area. Low-maintenance composite decking doesn't require any chemicals; it just needs a bit of wash every now and again.
- Solid wood decking boards need to be spaced pretty widely to allow for the natural expansion of the wood. Composite decking does require a small gap, but at around 3mm, this gap is far smaller and far less likely to result in trapped fingers.
- There's no such thing as non-slip decking, but composite decking from TimberTech is far more slip-resistant than wood. Using our boards will greatly reduce the risk of slips and bumps, keeping the kids safe while they're having fun.
- It's hard to stop children from making a mess, and if it's going to happen anyway, it might as well happen on the decking. Out sturdy, hard-wearing decks are extremely easy to clean, and once the mess has been tidied up, the decking will still look as good as new! You can't say that about carpeting, can you?
These are just some of the factors that have made TimberTech such a popular choice for schools and nurseries. But a composite decking play area doesn't just have to be for school; if you're a parent, installing a deck in your garden will give your children the perfect place to play when they're at home. What better gift could you give them?