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In the UK, a well-designed and fitted deck can add up to 10% value to your home. There are many benefits to installing a deck onto your property, as it extends a buyer’s perception of the amount of usable living space.

Decks aren’t only great for financial purposes, but they also offer an aesthetic appeal. Decking is an ideal, low-maintenance space where you can host, relax, and enjoy the environment around you to its fullest.

But what would be the point in installing a deck if it didn’t last? There are many different types of decking, each with their own advantages, but what decking material lasts the longest

what to do with leftover decking boards

When you complete a garden renovation, you can sometimes find that you have materials left over at the end! If you've spent a lot of time and money choosing composite decking that you adore, it seems a shame to let the leftover deck boards go to waste. Don't worry, there are a lot of practical and innovative ways that you can use your leftover deck boards to further enhance your outdoor space. So, if you're wondering what to do with your leftover deck boards, just keep reading.


Can you believe we're almost at the end of February? We're definitely starting to see some longer, brighter days creeping in, which means spring is well and truly on the way! With drier, warmer days just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for spring 2021. 

If you've taken a look at the Prime Minister's roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, you'll notice that two households (up to 6 people) will be able to meet outdoors by the end of March. That's not too far away! We're sure you'll want to welcome your friends and family into your garden after months apart, so it's important that your garden is looking its best. Here are a few things you can do to get your garden ready for spring 2021.

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Upgrade your old deck

Many homeowners in the UK have an old timber deck that's been quietly rotting and warping in the damp weather for years. People lead busy lifestyles which means sanding, staining, and sealing a timber deck falls to the bottom of a very long list of garden tasks that need to be done. As such, there are a lot of old wooden decks that could be replaced with composite decking to clean the garden up in time for spring. 


We love seeing creative uses of our composite decking products, and this one's a humdinger. You've probably seen gardens where a series of stepping stones are laid across a lawn or gravel path; this customer had a similar idea, but they used our gorgeous weathered-effect deck boards instead of stepping stones!

Decking path

Pictured: WeatherDek Aged Oak composite decking


Deck with firepit

We've got a great little decking project to share with you today. A local homeowner wanted to get more use out of their garden, and they decided that our low-maintenance deck boards would help them to achieve this.