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The Beauty and Versatility of Composite Decking


Thousands of homeowners in the UK choose to improve their home and garden environment by installing composite decking each year. It makes a lot of sense because composite decking offers many advantages over traditional wood decking or concrete patios.

These days, people live very hectic lives and don’t have the available time to maintain a wooden deck. Instead, they may choose to lay a patio using concrete slabs, but while this can be a quick and efficient way to make an outdoor space usable, concrete slabs are not very attractive and are extremely cold and hard underfoot.

There has been a massive upsurge in popularity for composite decking in recent years. Primarily because of the minimal care requirements and cost-effectiveness of choosing this option.

Composite decking makes an ideal choice for busy homeowners who lack time to spend on maintenance jobs in the garden. This type of decking comes with warranties of many years, meaning homeowners can have a beautiful and practical outdoor decking space without all of the work involved in its upkeep.

Beautiful and practical

Builddeck composite decking is a wood-plastic composite (WPC) material that looks like natural wood but doesn’t deteriorate or rot in the same way that a traditional wood deck will after a few years.

Our composite decking is tough and durable but has excellent eco-friendly credentials as it is made from 60 per cent FSC© responsibly sourced wood and 40 per cent recycled plastics. This means that when you have a Builddeck composite deck installation, you will be helping the planet by reducing the amount of plastic waste going to the landfill.

Our composite decking will also last much longer than timber because it isn’t as vulnerable to the harsh winter weather conditions and extremes of temperature that we often experience in the UK.

We offer a range of colours and finishes, so we are sure you will find something beautiful to give your garden a lift and open your world up to enjoying a great outdoor experience in your garden.

Dress up your decking

One of the many benefits of choosing composite decking over traditional wood decking is that you can dress up your deck space with a spa/hot tub and other outdoor furnishings without worrying about your deck supporting the extra weight with the right design.

If you are one for throwing garden parties, composite decking offers excellent strength-to-weight ratios so you can have great peace of mind knowing your decking is up to the job.

Many people have uneven gardens, and it can be a challenge to make good use of some garden areas because of slopes and raised areas that would be impossible to slab over. However, you can create multi-level decking from our composite decking and not waste an inch of available space in your garden.

Easy to maintain

One of the most significant benefits of choosing composite decking is that it is easy to care for. Unlike wooden decking, all that composite decking needs is a leisurely sweep down with some soapy water to keep it looking clean and fresh.

One of the main dangers of wooden decking is that it becomes dangerously slippery in the colder winter months. January is one of the worst months for decking being slippery in the UK, with the 29th of January being the worst day for putting people at slipping risks!

Not forgetting that ice, algae and moss build up, wet weather and fallen leaves can cause people to slip up on their wooden decking. But because keeping composite decking clean and free of these issues is much easier, it makes sense that more people are choosing the low-maintenance advantages of composite decking.

Why not take a look at our range of beautiful composite decking and choose the style and design that most appeals to you. Our team are here to help you work out exactly how much decking you will need, as well as what fixtures and fittings you will need.

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