Incorporating a built-in planter into your garden deck design is the perfect final touch, and when filled with plants, a planter can provide a boost of colour in the spring and summer months.

With warmer weather just around the corner, you may be looking for a unique way to spruce up your outdoor space. Adding planters to your deck adds an extra dimension to your garden's architecture - if you're already thinking of re-doing your decking for the summer, why not add deck planters for a dramatic way of making the most of your garden?

Grey garden deck with flowers in deck planter


If you're a pet parent to a gorgeous little pooch then you'll want to make sure your garden suitable for them. There's absolutely no point installing garden features that are going to be destroyed by the dog in a matter of months. While you might not be able to stop them from digging up the flower beds, rolling in the mud or chewing on the grass, you can install composite decking! Here's why...


If you're lucky enough to live in the UK and have a flat roof that you can take advantage of when the weather allows it, but choose not to, then a deck may be the PERFECT thing to change your mind! 

Installing a composite deck from DeckPlus on your flat roof not only offers a fantastic flooring option that is suited to all weather conditions but a flooring option that is easy to install and will last the test of time with warranties up to 30 years. 

If you are planning on installing a deck onto a flat roof, however, there are a few things that need to be considered before-hand, including your roof's construction. There are several types of flat roof construction, typically, these are:

  • Inverted roof systems 
  • Mastic asphalt 
  • Layered asphalt 
  • Concrete 


Preparing for Spring

Getting your garden ready for spring is an activity that we always recommend you start early. Honestly, you'll blink and we'll be in April! So, how's your garden looking right now? Is it in need of a bit of TLC? We can help.

Major Renovations 

Holding off until the weather gets a bit warmer makes sense if you're talking about hosting a BBQ or getting out the paddling pool. However, if you want to get any major renovations underway, now's the time to make a start.

Whether you want to add a stylish new sunroom to your garden or replace the old wooden deck, you need to allow enough time for the work to be completed if you're planning to enjoy the fruits of your labour in only a couple months' time. 


As you know, we like to keep things here at DeckPlus fresh and innovative. For those of you who've been holding out for the perfect new decking for your garden, today might be the day you've been waiting for. Three new composite decking ranges are joining the DeckPlus family. Introducing... EasyClean Edge+, EasyClean Reserve and ReversaDek composite decking.

EasyClean Edge+ Composite Decking

If you want to add a touch of contemporary appeal to your garden, look no further than this gorgeous new composite decking range. Combining a dynamic duo-tone effect with a wood-like straight grain, these boards are equally, (if not more) charming than traditional wooden boards. EasyClean Edge+ comes in two stylish colours, Sea Salt Grey and Oak (shown above), so we're sure there'll be a shade to suit you. Here are a few other key product features:

  • Capped on three sides with a durable polymer sleeve
  • Grooved or ungrooved profiles
  • 25-year warranty including fade and stain cover


EasyClean Reserve Composite Decking

Are you looking for a classy decking option with an appealing aesthetic design, this is the decking for you. Combining sumptuous colours, robust materials and a matte finish, this decking is sure to stand out from the crowd. Reserve decking is available in three colours, Storm Grey, Driftwood and Dark Roast (shown above). You'll never have to worry about these delightful colours fading because each EasyClean Reserve board is capped on three sides with a tough polymer sleeve. Here are a few other features of Reserve:

  • 30-year warranty with fade and stain cover
  • Can be installed using CONCEALoc Hidden Fasteners
  • Realistic antique brushed texture


ReversaDek Composite Decking

Bringing a touch of innovation to the composite decking market, this reversible decking option is sure to get you thinking about your garden redesign in a new and creative way. With these versatile boards, you can choose a colour that perfectly matches your home and decor by simply selecting the decking face that suits you most. For a more complex design, you can vary the upward face to expose both colours in an attractive variegated pattern. ReversaDek comes in two shades, Silver Grey or Slate Grey, (depending on which way round you choose to install them!). A couple more features to bear in mind are:

  • Hollow, lightweight boards with a grooved profile
  • 20-year warranty as standard
  • Colour-matched trim available


Now you know all about our new decking ranges, we're sure you'll be keen to start your garden renovation right away! So, if one of these new ranges takes your fancy, why not order a sample? Alternatively, you can browse all of our composite decking options here.