Looking after a timber deck can be really hard work. When neglected, timber decking quickly starts to deteriorate, discolour and even rot. Eventually, you'll look outside and wish you'd taken better care of it, but without completely replacing the deck, there's very little you can do to salvage it. Here are a few things you should look out for that indicate when it's time to have your timber deck replaced:

  • Significant damage to the deck boards 
  • Deck boards that are bowing
  • Cracks and splinters in one or more board
  • Obvious discolouration (either from sun fade or weathering)
  • Rusty or missing hardware

If you spot one or more of these problems on your timber deck, then we'd highly recommend considering a replacement deck. Of course, if you want to avoid ending up in this position again, you should consider a more durable, long-lasting option like composite decking. Unlike timber decking, composite decking is designed with a hardy polymer sleeve. This sleeve keeps moisture out of the boards, prevents rot and preserves the colour and finish of the deck boards for up to 30 years

Here's a customer who recently got in touch with Lock Garden Services, and asked for their unstable timber deck to be replaced with our sturdy composite decking! We're so pleased with how this deck replacement turned out. 

Complete Decking Replacement

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The old timber deck, prior to deck replacement

This old wooden deck was in serious need of a makeover. You can see quite clearly how moisture has seeped into the wood and created dark, rotting and uneven spots. Any varnish or sealant that was on the decking has come off completely, leaving the exposed wood boards susceptible to damage from the elements. I think we can all agree that a new deck was in order for this client!

Lock Gardening Services provided this customer with a new decking structure and a full set of WeatherDeck Aged Oak composite deck boards, transforming their shabby old deck into a tranquil seating area. 

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WeatherDek Aged Oak replacement deck

Wow, just look at the difference our WeatherDek Aged Oak composite decking has made to this space! This looks like the perfect spot to enjoy a book on a sunny afternoon, don't you think? The statement feature of these homeowners' replacement deck is the wrought iron gate hung from oak posts. This provides the seating area with additional privacy and complements the weathered oak finish of their new deck perfectly. Here's how it looked before the garden furniture was added.

New deck with cast iron gate

Replacing your old timber deck boards with composite decking is really a no-brainer. We're sure that this homeowner will get much more use out of this cosy garden space now that their deck isn't looking worse for wear. Better still, their WeatherDek composite decking comes with a 10-year warranty, so should any problems occur between now and then, we've got it covered!

Ready to replace your deck boards?

If you're ready to swap your old wooden deck for a composite decking replacement, then look no further. We offer a wide range of composite deck boards in different colours and finishes, so we're sure to have something that suits your taste. Shop our full range of composite decking and start your own garden transformation today!

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Replacing DeckPlus deck boards

Should you ever need to replace one of your DeckPlus composite deck boards, we have a complete guide to help you through the process. Don't worry, in most cases, you won't need to rip the entire deck up from its foundations to resolve a problem, our boards can be interchanged with ease.

If you have any questions about our composite deck boards, or the process required to replace your decking, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can drop us an email - info@deckplus.co.uk, or fill in our enquiry form here