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Why composite decking is the key to a low maintenance garden
What is composite decking?
Composite decking is a modern alternative to wood decking, and it has a range of benefits over traditional timber. It’s made from a mixture of natural wood and man-made fibres such as plastic. The mixture is moulded to form boards that mimic the appearance of natural wood decking boards.
Our composite decking is made from recycled wood and plastic materials, which means it’s a great option for the environment. During manufacture, waste products are removed from oceans and landfills and reused in this long-lasting, hard-wearing garden product. Find out more about how it’s made.
What are the benefits of composite decking?
Composite decking has a number of benefits, including:
|Composite decking generally lasts longer than timber decking because it is more weather and traffic resistant. Where timber boards need to be replaced every few years due to rotting, mould and water damage, composite boards have a much longer lifespan.
|Composite decking is made up partially of processed single-use plastic products. This is a highly effective and efficient way to reuse and recycle these waste products which would otherwise end up in landfill sites. Additionally, composite decking reduces forestation because it is made up of waste wood products. You can read more about the ecological benefits of composite here.
|Although the up-front cost of composite is more than timber, over its lifetime you will probably save money due to its long lifespan and low maintenance costs.
|Timber decking requires a great deal of maintenance. Cleaning, treating water damage, replacing broken or warped boards, oiling, sanding, and so on. Composite decking requires hardly any maintenance to stay strong and beautiful.
|Composite decking is suitable for all the family to enjoy. Many of our boards feature a slip resistant grooved design to make it even safer for little ones (and wobbly adults).
|Comes with matching accessories!
|Our product ranges include loads of high quality products you can choose to pair with your composite decking. From matching fencing to balustrades, you can create beautiful garden focal points with ease.
What is a low maintenance garden?
We use the phrase a lot, but what does it actually mean? For us, gardening should be a fun pastime, not a chore. While many people get a lot of joy from gardening, for many of us it’s a yearly struggle to get the jungle under control.
It’s also a time thing. If you have loads of free time, then spending hours weeding and pruning might be great fun. But if you’re juggling work, family time, household chores, and all of life’s other activities, it’s just another bit of ‘unpaid labour’ to add to the list.
Perhaps you have mobility problems that restrict you from many gardening activities. You deserve a stunning garden that you can enjoy with minimal physical exertion.
A low-maintenance garden is a haven on a summer evening. It’s an outdoor space that’s ready for parties and celebrations with just a sweep of a broom. It’s a space that provides sanctuary to flora and fauna without giving you hours of back-breaking labour.
It’s not about eliminating all signs of nature from your garden. We all know how important it is to encourage insect activity and wildlife in our gardens.
We believe that a combination of innovative products, clever garden design and low-maintenance plants can result in a beautiful outdoor space that you can enjoy with friends and family. Check out some of our case studies for inspiration.
What composite decking products do we offer?
We offer five composite decking ranges, each with its own special benefits and matching accessories: Classic, Excel, Premium, Supreme and Rustic. Compare our decking ranges, or read our other blog to help you choose the right product for you.