Composite decking offers a wide variety of unique benefits that make it a truly fantastic choice for anyone looking to spruce up their outdoor property.

However, revamping your outside space can also be a big commitment to make, taking up time and money. As such, you’re going to want to get it right first time and it’s natural to exercise caution before diving in.

That being said, with caution comes questions and there is a list of common problems, complaints and decking FAQs that arise more often than others.

To remedy these queries, we’ve compiled a brief list of some of the most common decking questions to help put your mind at ease before you put your money where your house is.


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Common Decking Questions

Wading through all the myth and hearsay of decking can be a tough task, particularly when there are so many decking companies in the market offering wildly varying results.

While we can’t speak for all composite decking suppliers, we can very much speak for ourselves when it comes to the top-notch quality of DeckPlus products.

Here are a few of the most common queries we get thrown our way with regards to DeckPlus products.


Is composite decking as strong as wood?

In a word – yes.

A common misconception about composite decking is that it isn’t actually wood at all; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

DeckPlus composite decking is actually a combination of natural hardwood and synthetic materials, blended together to offer the best of both worlds.

The result is a wood-look decking board that provides all the allure of wood with enhanced durability and low-maintenance of a plastic deck board.

So, in essence, not only is composite decking just as strong as wood, in many ways, it’s actually even stronger, particularly when it comes to standing the test of time.


Is composite decking slippery?

British weather is habitually damp, commonly characterised by grey skies and soggy downpours. Neither of which are particularly ideal for outdoor enjoyment.

That being said, slippery decking can be a logical concern for any UK resident looking to upgrade their outdoor space. With composite decking from DeckPlus, those concerns can be wiped clean in an instant.

While no deck product can boast 100% slip-proof decking, our composite decking is impressively slip-resistant. Unlike traditional wood, composite decking has an extremely low absorption rate of just 1.2%, retaining virtually none of the water within the boards.

Meanwhile, our capped composite decking takes it a step further with its uber-resistant polymer covering, providing extreme moisture resistance that’s also quick drying. This translates to a stable surface that’s wood-textured for traction and doesn’t pose a slip-hazard.


Does composite decking get hot?

Typical decking products can get extremely hot during extended spells of sun, making it an uncomfortable surface during summertime heatwaves.

This can also be a valid concern for pet-owners – particularly those with dogs – as the hot surface can be just as uncomfortable for them to walk on with exposed paws.

Luckily, our composite decking products provide no such concerns.

Thanks to its reflective, inorganic pigments, each board is specifically engineered to dramatically reduce heat build-up even in the summer sun, providing a cooler surface for all.


Does composite decking last?

When it comes to durability, composite decking is king of the hill. Innately low-maintenance, our composite decking boards are highly resistant to a number of typical decking issues, including stains, fading and abrasions.

In addition to that, composite decking won’t crack or splinter like traditional wood, nor will it warp or bow like plastic. Best of all, it never requires sealing or staining to retain its beautiful finish.

In fact, all of our composite decking boards come with a guarantee, with many of our TimberTech products offering up to 30-year warranty on selected products. As such, it’s safe to say they are built to last.


Is composite decking expensive?

While composite decking may require a little more expenditure in the short term, you really do pay for quality and it’s definitely a worthwhile investment in the long run.

That being said, we have heard the concerns over composite decking price and have answered your call with our budget-friendly DeckPlus products, the EvoDek and WeatherDek ranges.

Designed to offer desirable decking at a more affordable price, our DeckPlus ranges offer all the practicality of composite decking at a far more affordable price.


So, there you have it – a rapid rundown of composite decking queries that will hopefully put your mind at ease, once and for all. If you do have any additional questions, feel free to drop us a line today! Call now on 0800 028 8756 or click the button below to get in touch online.

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As the weather starts to perk up and we begin to get that summer feeling, some of us may feel it’s the perfect time for a garden redesign (yes, we know that rhymed) and creating a new deck area may be just the thing you’re thinking about!

Well, we agree as a well-designed and installed deck offers you and your home a lot of opportunities to not just look good, but to increase the amount of time that you spend in your garden, either by yourself or with family and friends. If this is something that you’re really considering and are up in the air about what sort of deck would look good in your garden, keep reading to find some of the decking trends that 2019 has to offer!

Complementary & Contrasting Colours

One of the great things about decking is that there are usually a bunch of colours that you can choose from. We understand that sometimes too much choice can be a bad thing, but with composite decking being such a long-lasting product (up to 30 years with DeckPlus) you’ll want to get your decision right-first-time and having a wide range of colours to choose from is a positive thing in this instance. With that in mind, you have a lot of opportunities to choose colour schemes that are contrasting and stand out or are complementary to your home and its surroundings. Typically, decks have been created from a small pool of natural colours such as browns and greys that often play it safe, but now with more colours available than ever before, you are able to experiment and go bold. Picture framing is a great way of doing this where one colour deck is used for the body of the design and another colour used on the border, creating a visually pleasing look that is sure to stand out amongst others.



It’s very rare that you find gardens that are completely level. In this case, a great way to make use of unlevel surfaces us to create beautiful multi-level decks! By doing so your deck is much more likely to stand out and offers a great way to get around your garden. To add another eye-catching element to your multi-level deck, why not add a glass balustrade or composite handrail to emphasise its unique nature? Get in touch with the DeckPlus team today for more information!  


Product Combinations

Just because you’re looking to re-design your garden with a decked area, it doesn’t mean that you have to strictly stick to decking. We know that may sound confusing but you can actually combine decking with another product such as tiles and paving to create a truly bespoke outdoor space! Below is an example of a garden that has had a multi-level deck installed, complemented with high-quality porcelain paving slabs on the ground and a glass balustrade system for that extra element of safety and style. We think this is a clever and unique way of creating a contemporary deck area that is unlike anything most people have ever seen.


And there you have it, our deck trends of 2019 that are guaranteed to transform your garden area into a thing of beauty. For more garden ideas, be sure to visit our decking inspiration page where we have many more ways that you can spice up your new deck! Be sure to contact the DeckPlus team by hitting the button below for further details on our range of deck boards, ordering your FREE samples or for other enquiries.

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Whether you’re looking to give your garden a minor facelift or planning a complete outdoor overhaul, the variety of design options available in 2019 and beyond is enough to leave you floored.

However, if you’re truly looking to deck out your outdoor space in style, there’s no substitute for the awesome power of composite decking.

Made from a modern blend of natural wood and synthetic materials, the combination of practical durability and aesthetic allure is a winning combination that’s truly hard to beat.

But don’t take our word for it: read on and see for yourself!

Types of Composite Decking

Reviewing modern composite decking is a lot like comparing sparkling wines. If capped composite is the champagne of the decking world, then uncapped is the prosecco and hollow decking is akin to cava.

All are equally palatable and acceptable additions to the wine cooler; however, they also offer their own varying benefits. While one may offer luxury quality with a premium price to match, the other may present a more affordable alternative with many of the characteristics of its dearer brethren.

To help you get a taste for all three, let’s pop the cork and take a look at just what is bubbling over in the world of composite decking.

Capped Composite Decking

The most durable of all our decking options, the capped composite decking range offers premium protection against the elements.

Offering all the protective features you would expect from a modern composite product, this board also provides unrivalled moisture resistance, making spills and stains a by-gone worry.

Encased in protective polymer, our capped decking boards provide wipe-clean functionality that’s perfect for social gatherings and alfresco dining.

Uncapped Composite Decking

Much like its younger “capped” sibling, uncapped composite decking is also extremely durable and highly resistant to slips, fades and abrasions.

In addition to this, uncapped decking also offers the added bonus of requiring very minimal maintenance. It will never require treatment and will good as new with a simple jetwash annually.

With splits, splinters and warping a thing of the past, our uncapped composite decking range is a great choice for anyone looking to take their decking design to the next level.

Hollow Composite Decking

We also offer an all-new option to the aforementioned twosome, with our economically aimed yet aesthetically awesome hollow composite decking range.

Offering all the benefits of a typical composite decking board, these hollow boards are a lighter alternative and comprise of less material due to their hollow characteristics.

This translates to a more affordable price tag that still results in a fantastic finish that performs.

Eco-Friendly Benefits of Composite Decking

In addition to the physical benefits of composite decking, there are also a myriad of ecological advantages to composite decking. While that may seem like a surprising statement when discussing a wood-based product, stay with us here…

At DeckPlus, we take planetary conservation very seriously. As such, no trees are felled in the production of our deck boards and we only use reclaimed wood for our materials.

In fact, all of our decking is made from a unique blend of repurposed hardwood and pure polymer resin, with our finished boards comprising of an impressive 73% recycled materials.

Meanwhile, the low-maintenance independence of our composite decking products means no sealing, painting or staining, further reducing the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Even our packaging is made from recycled materials!

Choosing Your Composite Decking

Whichever option you choose, it ultimately comes down to two things: personal preference and budget.

All three options offer fantastic upsides, notably their designer durability, aesthetic appeal and minimal maintenance. Naturally, these features will logically enhance the more you spend, as is often the case.

That being said, the reduction in materials used for hollow decking boards makes them considerably more eco-friendly, while the quality of designs in the uncapped range are simply stunning. As such, the benefits don’t always depend on price.

One thing that is for sure, whatever form of composite decking you settle on, you won’t be disappointed. At DeckPlus, we aim to provide you with the best product possible to ensure you get the deck design you’ve been dreaming of.

For more information on our composite decking options, why not get in touch today? Call now 0800 085 8110  or request a FREE sample using the button below to get a closer look.

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Welcome to DeckPlus

Bring the economical evolution to your outside space with cost-effective composite decking that doesn’t scrimp on quality.

Introducing DeckPlus – the low-cost solution to your decking dreams.

Boasting budget-friendly pricing that caters for a whole range of finances, DeckPlus offers a wide variety of stunning outdoor designs that are made with you in mind.

Get the lay of the land on your property and deck out your garden the right way, with affordable luxury from DeckPlus.

Who are we?

It’s long been said that “you can’t put a price on happiness”. However, if you could, we’re pretty sure that you would be a whole lot happier if that price came at a lower cost!

Sadly, when it comes to sourcing cheap decking for your outside space, finding an inexpensive product that ticks the budgetary box without sacrificing quality can be an impossible dream.

The white whale of the decking industry, low-cost/high-quality composite decking is certainly a tough combination to master and, as a result, is extremely hard to come by.

Luckily, here at DeckPlus, we believe that nothing’s impossible – especially when it comes to decking.

What’s on offer?

We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice price for performance or vice versa …which is why we created DeckPlus!

Our affordable decking options provide stunning possibilities for those looking to create an attractive outdoor space without breaking the bank.

We specialise in budget-friendly decking, with a whole host of composite decking options, ranging from economically friendly EvoDek range right through to our revolutionary ReversaDek.

In addition to our economically attractive hollow composite decking, we also supply premium composite decking products as part of our TimberTech range.

Offering elite aesthetic flair that won’t fade or wear, TimberTech composite decking is ideal for those looking to invest a little more into their outdoor upgrade, providing a premium solution to your decking dilemmas.

Why choose us?

Anyone that’s ever attempted a renovation project – big or small – will be well aware that even the best laid plans can and usually do go awry.

For property revamps and garden upgrades, this often results in budgets going out the window and costs quickly skyrocketing as a result.

If the first casualty of war is innocence, the first casualty of renovation is undoubtedly budget. It’s not unusual for projects to go dramatically overbudget, with overspending a natural repercussion.

The variety of high quality/low-cost products at DeckPlus can help you avoid this trap and safely steer you away from frivolous exorbitance.

Put the power back in your hands and keep your budget in check at the same time with affordable decking that looks great, performs and lasts.

What are you waiting for? Realise your decking dreams today with affordable composite decking from DeckPlus! Call now on 0800 085 8110 or hit the button below to get in touch online.

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