Termite resistant decking

Termites eat wood, and if you're unlucky enough to have these pests in your home, their ferocious appetites may result in extensive structural damage.

Fortunately, termites are quite rare in the UK - they tend to prefer warmer climates than ours - but they are occasionally brought into this country in imported goods. For example, wooden furnishings that are manufactured overseas may be infested with termites, which can cause a lot of problems when they arrive in Britain.

Traditional wooden decking is highly vulnerable to termites and other wood-eating insects, so if you're thinking of adding a deck to your garden, you may be worried about what could happen to it in the unlikely event of a termite infestation.