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Tips for Designing Your Next Composite Wood Deck

While the time of year for outdoor living is starting to come to an end, there is no better time than now to start planning your dream deck. Preparation is a very big part of the process and this can be done in the winter months in order to get your outdoor entertainment area ready for those beautiful warm spring days.

Here are some quick tips to help you get started designing a composite deck:

Get Digitally Inspired

Countless online resources can get your creative juices flowing. View our gallery and Pinterest page for some inspiration.

Decide on Decking Details

Have fun exploring the many design elements available for customising your deck. Your colour palette is a key consideration, with many different colours and finishes to choose from, the choice is endless. You can also look at constructing your deck into different shapes and levels too. It is no longer just a square are you can copy and paste, you get to choose how your deck looks and feels and how it will accommodate your outdoor entertaining needs.

Finishing Touches

More and more homeowners want their outdoor spaces to be an extension of the indoors – creating functional yet aesthetically pleasing spaces that reflect a cohesiveness in their personal style and design. Plastic decking gives you an eco-friendly decking alternative that can last you for years. You’ll need to decide early in the planning process if you want to incorporate features such as built-in seating, planters and outdoor storage and kitchens, as well as elements such as a pergola, spiral stairs or outdoor lighting. These features add comfort, character and convenience to your space while showcasing your unique touch.

Understand Costs and Value

To ensure your dream deck remains within reach, keep costs in mind. Several factors will affect the price, including the size and shape, along with any extras you incorporate.

When evaluating value, think beyond the initial material and labour costs and think about the long-term payoff. Over the life of a composite deck, the reduced maintenance costs of simple soap and water cleanings help balance out expenses over the long run – not to mention the value of all the time spent enjoying the deck rather than maintaining it.

We supply a range of eco decking products from leading wood composite decking suppliers. For more on our wood composite deck range have a look at our composite decking ranges by clicking on the buttons below.

Blog adapted from https://za.trex.com/inspiration/blog/detail/seven-tips-for-designing-your-next-trex-deck/

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