The garden makeover program Groundforce hosted by Alan Titchmarsh is attributed to being the instigator of decking becoming a 90’s garden trend. Chosen at the time for being an economical material with which to quickly and dramatically transform a garden it is these properties that continue to make decking an attractive proposition.
Traditional decking is available in pressure treated softwood and a higher quality and more expensive hardwood both come in a variety of lengths and profiles to match your design requirements. Price /m² range between £100/m² and £180/m² with again the existing ground conditions and design affect cost. The more modern alternative of Composite Decking features a high % of wood to give a natural look and has a polyethylene base and binding agent above wood this adds durability to the product which resists fading, staining and mould, doesn’t crack or warp and is insect and splinter proof making it a safer and more comfortable product. These advantages come at a price and expect to pay approximately xx /m².