New Distribution Agreement

Effective immediately John Richardson & Son of Penrith in Cumbria have been appointed as our distributor of Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Cladding and decking Cumbria.

John Richardson & Son will distribute and provide technical support for all of Teckwood’s products to existing and new customers.

Due to their outstanding timber distribution experience, John Richardson & Sons sales force jointly with Teckwood’s engineers shall support customers in the search of the best-performance solution to any composite enquiry.

John Richardson & Sons will handle all enquiries and provide sales and technical assistance to their existing customers in Cumbria.

Decking lighting ideas

Lighting is one of the key areas where you can get really creative with your deck. The right light can transform your composite decking into a space that looks just as great at night as it does in the day. Decking lighting allows you to entertain guests or just chill out in your garden once the sun goes down.

Lights that are embedded into the decking are a very popular way to add light to a new deck. There are several key benefits to adding lights into your deck. Firstly, this lighting tends to be safe if you have small children, as it avoids using visible wires. Secondly, the bulbs don’t tend to be too bright, so the lighting will subtly compliment your deck and it won’t be intrusively bright and more importantly the lighting can be used to highlight any steps making those evening trips into the garden so much safer.

Even better, decking lights tend to be very economical. So, once your new Teckwood decking is in place, adding embedded lights will not break the bank, but it will make your new composite decking look stylish. Lights also make your deck far more versatile, because you will be able to sit out on in during the day or night.

Curved and circular decking styles

Standard square or rectangular decks are classical shapes that will not go out of style. However, if you are investing in new composite decking, you might want to raise your game. Often raised decking and multi-level decking has in the past provided gardens with an interesting focal point.

However, ground level decking tends to be quite traditional. But now, even with ground level decking, people are increasingly interested in experimenting with shape.

Curved decking is also a good choice if you want to avoid harsh lines and if you want to create a gradual border between different areas of your garden. Be warned, circular decking and curved decking is harder to install than normal ground level decking. It also requires more skill to install. So, just be aware that if you choose circular or differently shaped decking, you will need to factor in the extra cost into your budget.

 

Eye Catching Garden Decking.

Make your composite decking look more interesting by adding flowers and foliage.

It is fun to build a brightly coloured, eye-catching garden decking. However, sometimes you might want to help your decking to blend in, especially if it is in a small space. One of the easiest ways of doing this is to add plants and foliage around the perimeter of your decked area. This can help your decking to look softer and more natural.

Plants can be helpful when you are adding composite decking to a small garden, and they can also improve the appearance of decking in a large space. Adding potted plants will help you to break up large sections of decking. You can add paving and gravel to keep the plants in place, which will add a new colour and texture to your decked area.

What type of decking is right for you?

If you are thinking about laying decking in your garden, you might be overwhelmed by the number of options that are out there. Before you can delve into decking ideas, you need to work out what type of decking will work best in your available space. So, which option is right for you? You should take into consideration your budget, the type of garden you have, and what you intend to use your deck for.

 

Ground Level Decking

Pros: Ground level decking is incredibly popular in households across the UK. It is not hard to see why, as ground level decking is normally very easy to install. Ground level decking is also often the cheapest type of decking to install due to its popularity.

Cons: Traditional timber decking at ground level can be susceptible to rotting. This is because the wood will be sitting directly on the ground, which means that it is in constant contact with the water in the soil. You can avoid this problem by adding proper ventilation underneath the wood or by using Teckwood’s composite decking. Talk to your Teckwood decking installer/supplier before you begin.

 

composite decking shot

Multi-Level Decking

Pros: Multi-level decking looks very impressive and it can really improve the overall look of your garden. Multi-level decking tends to cover a larger area, so you can customise the area to fit your needs. If your garden is sloped but you still want to install decking, multi-level decking will help to solve this problem.

Cons: Unsurprisingly, multi-level decking is one of the most expensive types of decking and it may take a while to install. You also need to make sure that your multi-level decking is properly supported. For advise call the sales team at Teckwood on 0800 799 9082.

Environmentally friendly composite decking

By choosing our composite decking you are choosing to care for the environment. Believe it or not, the majority of composites are actually produced from recycled materials like fairy liquid bottles, shopping bags, sawdust and wood off-cuts. It is estimated that a 7 metre stretch of decking contains approximately 10 metre of material which would otherwise have ended up in a landfill site.

The end result is a stylish, contemporary material with a finish most people would be proud to display to friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.

Neutral shades are all the rage

Interior and exterior design trends tend to move in cycles, but as a general rule neutral colours do not go in or out of style. Our Ash Grey composite decking is essentially timeless and will look just as stylish in five or even ten years’ time. Composite grey decking is incredibly hard-wearing and we offer a 10 year warranty plus it will never rot, splinter or require staining.

Our composite decking also retains its colour, making it the perfect choice for those with busy lifestyles who simply want to be able to enjoy spending time in their outdoor space without having to excessively tend their decking.

Love Affair

The British love affair with wood composite decking shows no signs of ending, and a Teckwood decking can add value and functionality to your home.

Before proceeding with the purchase, why not consider the location of your Teckwood composite decking installation?

Does your garden overlook a dramatic seascape?

Have you a green paradise?

Is it an urban oasis?

There are several things to bear in mind when choosing the best colour to finish a new deck.

  1. What’s the dominant colour in your garden? Is it a green lawn or the brickwork of your house?
  2. Remember the colour wheel – choose a colour that complements the dominant colour in the garden e.g. a brown against an emerald lawn or a charcoal against red brick
  3. Think of the environment – a cool grey reminiscent of driftwood is not only the hottest trend but can add a sophisticated vibe to an urban garden or it is an ideal look for a seaside deck.
  4. Work with the natural of the environment for the most natural effect.

Whichever shade you choose to use, Teckwood has it all.

Eco- friendly decking

Teckwood’s composite decking fits in with eco-friendly lifestyles. Our composite decking boards are made from recycled washing up liquid bottle tops that would normally end up in landfills and fast growing eucalyptus wood. Composite decking does not rot away, is very long-lasting and will not need to be replaced frequently which is another eco-friendly benefit.

When comparing composite decking, why not look at the colours, the materials used in the composition and the fastening systems. Many older systems are fastened with regular deck screws which may look unsightly and not be the safest option. Our composite decking has channels for hidden fastening giving you a seamless and barefoot friendly run to your decking.

Teckwood’s composite decking remains an in-demand choice for outdoor spaces. Low-maintenance and long-lasting, our composite decking has quickly become a favourites among home owners.

Low maintenance composite decking

Composite decking mimics the look of wood but requires much less maintenance. It adds character and functionality to a home, increasing the outdoor entertaining space and often improving the resale value of a home. You have various options when choosing decking materials, but one such option, composite decking, is growing in popularity.

Decking used to be primarily made from pressure-treated wood and whilst timber remains a popular material, more and more people are opting for our composite decking. As anyone who has pressure-washed, stained and sealed wood decks can attest to, such spaces require lots of upkeep to look year after year. Our composite decking requires much less maintenance, making it highly attractive to anyone who would rather spend time using their decks instead of maintaining them.

Composite decking is any type of decking material that is formulated from different recycled materials. The majority of these materials include recycled plastic washing up liquid bottles and FSC 100% certified wood. Unlike wood, which can fade, crack and rot, our composite decking does not degrade quickly and requires very little upkeep.

Available in a variety of contemporary colours to match your decor, our composite decking also has an embossed artificial wood grain. Although composite decking is not completely impervious to the elements, with a little occasional washing and our improved stain-resistance you’ll be able to spend more time relaxing on your deck.