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How to get the most out of your garden decking area

When planning any garden decking area it is important that the decking and accessories can be used all year round, are safe, practical and enhance the beauty of your garden. Below we explore how to make the most of your decking area.

Benefits of composite decking

When deciding upon the type of decking to use, composite decking is your best choice as it has so many benefits. They never have to be sealed; is non slip and warp free; does not need regular maintenance and is available in a wide variety of colours. This means that your decking area will be safe, practical and can be customised to your tastes and needs.

Handrails and Balustrades

Your decking area can be enhanced with the use of handrails and balustrades. Here are some ideas.

Glass balustrades: Will complement your decking area and give it that finishing touch. They are stylish and contemporary and provide protection from windy weather while providing a sense of privacy. As the balustrades are made of glass they do not restrict natural light and allow you to observe the rest of your garden.

Glass balustrade and handrails: Incorporating handrails with your glass balustrade system will ensure added safety. This is advantageous if you have young children or live with elderly relatives. Stainless steel is usually used to maintain that contemporary look.

Cable handrails: If you do not wish to use any type of balustrade or screen then you can still maintain the safety of individuals when using the decking area by installing cable handrails. These are contemporary and simplistic in design. More importantly they are unobtrusive and will complement any decking colour. They can also be made to any height.

Outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting that incorporates and surrounds your decking not only looks fantastic but means that you can enjoy your decking area during the night.

LED deck lights: These modern lights can be installed into the deck, steps and even on a path. They are also available in five different colours to complement your deck design. As the lights are LEDs it also means that they are energy efficient and are safe to walk on without shoes as they do not get hot.

LED handrail lights: Once again these LED lights are safe to touch and make a beautiful addition to your decking area. As well as the practical purpose of illuminating the handrails for added safety, they also add a warm glow on a dark and cold night.

Post lights: If you want a more subtle light for your decking area and do not wish the entire handrail area to be lit, then post lights are a great idea. They are usually best used before any steps for added safety.

These are just a few ideas on how to make the most of your decking area. Get creative and have fun designing your perfect deck.


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