Advice & Guidance


How To Make Your Decking Area Winter-Ready

18th November 2020

The weather might be a little chilly right now, but you don’t want to be stuck indoors throughout the majority of the winter, because let’s be honest, we have all spent enough time inside at home this year! You should get well wrapped up and take some time outside. If you have a patch of...

Remember Our Price Promise If You Get A Better Quote Elsewhere

27th October 2020

In the lead-up to Christmas, money will be tight for many families, but some of them will remain keen to have decking installed outside in time for the annual festivities.  Understandably then, the cost of the decking will be a significant factor in them deciding which decking specialist to use.  We think that our prices...

How To Make A Small Decked Area Look And Feel Bigger

19th October 2020

We get a lot of customers coming to us and asking if it is possible to create a decked area in a very confined outdoor space at their home. 99% of the time we manage it.  We visit the property, perform a survey and measure up, allowing us to design and then install a suitable...

Why Wooden Decking Is More Trouble Than It's Worth

29th September 2020

We could never deny the beauty of wooden decking. It has a naturally beautiful look, no question about that, and when cared for properly, can age wonderfully well. But it’s such hard work!  You really do have to keep on top of it, otherwise, it starts to look ugly and serious problems can emerge, and...

How You Can Use Your Decking In Cold Weather

24th September 2020

As lovely and warm as it’s been during the daytimes over the past week or so, it’s starting to get chilly at night, as you’ll have begun to notice if you’ve been using your decking after sunset. You won’t want summer to end if you have a decked area in your back garden, but you...

Lakeland Is An Approved Installer Of Fitrite Products

27th August 2020

We know that there are many decking and fencing specialists around for you to choose from throughout Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and North Wales, but Lakeland Verandahs is one of the few decking and fencing suppliers, locally and nationally, that is an approved partner of Fitrite.  Having permission to supply and use Fitrite products is a...

How To Create A Bohemian-Themed Garden Space

24th August 2020

The nights may have started to slowly close in, and it won’t be too much longer until temperatures begin to tail off, but you can still get lots of garden use in before summer turns into autumn.  There’s even plenty of time for you to establish a new theme in your garden prior to the...

How To Look After Your Glass Balustrades

28th July 2020

Glass balustrades are very popular with interior designers and progressive-thinking householders, and used a lot in modern architecture to support staircases, terraces and balconies.  They’re paired with outdoor decking a lot, and often fitted internally too, making spaces safer and look sophisticated, and feel much roomier than they actually are, bringing extra light into them...

Do You Know That We Have A 97% Customer Recommendation Rate?

15th July 2020

We are so thankful to our customers for their continued support during the lockdown period.  The region has gone decking crazy and we’re the decking specialist people are turning to. It’s been an unbelievably busy time, our busiest ever actually, during such a difficult period. You will have noticed this if you follow our Facebook...

How To Barbecue Safely At Home This Summer

24th June 2020

We’re British, most of us will be holidaying at home this summer and we’ve had some lovely weather recently, with more of it to come (hopefully!), which all calls for one thing –  a barbecue! Cooking meat with fire first occurred about 1.8 million years ago, and all this time on, we still love doing...

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