Advice & Guidance


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...

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...

Why You're On Safe Ground With Our UPVC And Composite Decking

27th May 2020

In the USA, the month of May is National Deck Safety Month, created by the North American Deck and Railing Association to raise awareness of the increase in the number of wooden decks that have collapsed, fallen apart, or failed in some other way. In the last four years, over 220,000 Americans have been injured...

Trendy Garden Themes You Can Copy In Your Green Space

26th May 2020

Because of the present situation, it seems that everyone lucky enough to have some green space at their home has caught the gardening bug. It’s a lovely form of therapy, even more so at a time like this, and the satisfaction derived from having a well kept garden can be far-reaching.  For those wanting to...

Organise Decking For Your Home Through Our Online Appointment Service

13th May 2020

Shutting up shop whilst the current restrictions prevent us from being able to go out to people’s homes and install our composite decking is the last thing we have thought of doing.  People are relying on their gardens more than ever, so our customers still need us and we’re there for them, offering up a...

Love Your Garden - Ways To Enjoy Your Garden Space At The Moment

4th May 2020

A silver lining for everyone at home right now is that hallelujah, the sun is shining. So, if you have a garden, you’d be mad not to get out of the house and enjoy it whilst the weather is being so kind, as we all know too well how quickly conditions can change in this...

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