Summer is a time when many people consider the options for their outdoor space. Taking time to landscape and co-ordinate gardens has been especially notable, in light of the Chelsea Flower Show and similar events which celebrate the best of the outdoors.
Recent trends have seen garden space usage moving away from the traditional combinations of lawn and pathway however. Increasingly used are features which allow for elevation and even walkways, therefore really making the most of a single space.
Ultimately ideal for this, typically cheaper than stone and much more versatile – is composite decking.
What is a composite decking?
At face value, composite decking boards may look like their wooden counterparts– yet they are so much more. As a composite, they incorporate the best properties of both plastic and wood to allow for a highly effective surface which makes for a durable, high-quality material.
- Does not rot like a wooden board and requires minimal maintenance. You do not even need to top it up with paint!
- A composite is non-slip, safe and hygienic
- The plastic incorporated, if from the best suppliers, will be recycled – thus making a composite a more sustainable option
- You also have choice – a composite can also be incorporated into steps and railings
Feel the benefit
Therefore, decking with a composite could be considered ideal for summer. After all, it offers a sturdy space to relax upon also – such as a firm foundation for a chair or lounger. It is also ideal for children, and thus family-friendly, as there is no issue of splinters to worry about.