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Case Study - Composite Decking for the Hand & Spear

Composite Decking for the Hand & Spear

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Pub Decking in Weybridge, Surrey

Young & Co, a British brewery with more than 200 public houses throughout the UK, got in touch with us a few years ago because one of their locations - the Hand & Spear pub in Weybridge, Surrey - was in need of some new outdoor decking. Young's wanted to find out if our products were up to the task.

The Hand & Spear is a popular gastropub with a stylish, contemporary vibe, but its outdoor area was beginning to look rather the worse for wear. The existing timber deck had proven problematic, with the pub's heavy footfall taking a visible toll on the wooden boards and leaving them in need of a thorough cleaning at the end of every single day.

Keen to maintain the Hand & Spear's modern image, Young & Co decided that it was time for them to switch to composite decking. Composite deck boards are far better suited to high-traffic environments than standard wood products, and the low-maintenance nature of composite wood makes it an obvious choice for commercial environments such as a busy public house.

After a brief conversation with Young & Co's representative, we sent them a couple of decking samples to look at. They eventually chose our capped EasyClean Terrain+ Silver Maple decking - these boards have a very contemporary design, and they're topped with a protective sleeve that allow the decking to be wiped clean with a damp cloth.

Hand & Spear pub in Weybridge, Surrey
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A Trip to the Pub

Before installation commenced, our Assistant Sales Manager travelled to Surrey (together with our Architect) to visit the Hand & Spear pub and conduct a site survey.

This visit helped us to understand the pub's requirements and gave us a chance to discuss the design for their new decked area. The final design included a railing system for extra safety.

Of course, much of a pub's business is conducted after dark, and so the Hand & Spear owners also requested integrated post lights and LED spotlights to illuminate their deck in the evenings.

Silver Maple composite decking

The Hand & Spear's decked area now looks very different indeed. Gone are the troublesome timber boards, and customers of all ages can now enjoy a superbly stylish outdoor area that's easy for the staff to maintain.

We at DeckPlus are proud to have provided decking to this family-friendly pub, and we sincerely hope that the Hand & Spear's regulars will enjoy the revitalised outdoor space!

If you are looking for high-quality pub decking – in Surrey or elsewhere in the UK - please don't hesitate to get in touch with the DeckPlus team!