Termites eat wood, and if you're unlucky enough to have these pests in your home, their ferocious appetites may result in extensive structural damage.
Fortunately, termites are quite rare in the UK - they tend to prefer warmer climates than ours - but they are occasionally brought into this country in imported goods. For example, wooden furnishings that are manufactured overseas may be infested with termites, which can cause a lot of problems when they arrive in Britain.
Traditional wooden decking is highly vulnerable to termites and other wood-eating insects, so if you're thinking of adding a deck to your garden, you may be worried about what could happen to it in the unlikely event of a termite infestation.
We recently received an unsolicited email from a customer in Oxfordshire who, just over a decade ago, used our TimberTech decking boards to add a deck to his property.
When considering adding a new composite deck to your property, it's natural to ask yourself questions regarding its suitability such as "how much does composite decking cost?" "How long does it last?" "Do I need to paint composite decking?" And "does composite decking warp like other types of decking?"
There's no problem with being cautious, in fact, it's good to cover all bases and make sure that your money is being spent on something that will ultimately add value to your home and life and composite decking isn't immune to such considerations.
In this blog, we try to make this process a little easier by answering one of these questions and hopefully giving you somewhat peace of mind that your money is being well spent. So, if you're wondering does composite decking warp, let's find out!
After a very long and tiredsome twelve months filled with lockdowns and restrictions, there is finally some light at the end of a dark tunnel.
The UK is leading the world when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and each home nation has outlined its roadmap out of its respective lockdown, allowing Brits to once again meet up with family and friends and enjoy some sort of normality.
Despite not being back to what we would all consider 'normal', each of the four home nations is now allowing people from different households to meet up outside, including in gardens, which is fantastic news. However, this doesn't mean that all of the hard work that we've all put in over the last year can be forgotten about. We still need to act cautiously and take precautions whenever we can to contain the virus and stop the spread of COVID-19, including when meeting other people in the garden.
So, what can you do when your family and friends come over to visit? Here we look at some of the most important precautions that you should be taking to limit the spread of coronavirus when meeting other people in your garden.
Last summer, a client of ours in Suffolk used EasyClean ReversaDek decking to build this stunning deck:
We love the way our contemporary grey deck boards complement the modern appearance of the property itself.
Our ReversaDek boards come with a number of benefits - for one thing, they are capped with a protective polymer sleeve that keeps moisture out, meaning that the deck can be wiped clean.
These unique composite decking boards are also reversible: two sides, two stunning colours!
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If you need some materials for your decking project, please contact the DeckPlus team to discuss your requirements. Or browse our decking range to see what else we have to offer!