Before you can begin the process of transforming your garden, you'll need to know how much decking to order. We've put together the following guide to help you purchase the right number of boards.

Decking boards alongside hot tub

Pictured: WeatherDek Aged Oak Composite Decking

By following these steps carefully, you can get an accurate estimate of your decking area. These steps work best if you're trying to calculate the area for a square or rectangular deck. If you are interested in installing an irregular shaped deck, please contact the DeckPlus team for advice.

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New grey deck with hot tub

Approved DeckPlus installers MPA Property Maintenance were recently asked to replace an old deck outside a lovely property in Cambridgeshire.

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WeatherDek Grey outdoor decking

We recently received some fab photos from a DeckPlus customer who used our WeatherDek Grey decking to create this stylish outdoor seating area.

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Best composite decking

The popularity of composite decking has skyrocketed in recent years, and it's not hard to understand why: the current generation of composite decking products look better and last longer than ever before.

As demand has grown, more and more sellers have entered the composite decking market, and all of them claim that their boards are the best. We at DeckPlus are no different, of course, but hopefully you'll agree that our deck boards really do live up to the hype.

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Termite resistant decking

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.

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