This composite deck is the perfect spot for catching some sun. We also created a sandstone patio in Raveena to compliment the warm tones and a concrete summerhouse base to the installers' exact specifications. The result is a much easier to maintain garden with plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining. Here's what the client had to say:
"David has just completed a patio and decking project in our back garden. It has been a wonderful experience for us watching a fantastic young man doing a most professional job. His attention to detail was first class and his work ethic top drawer. David has proven his calibre and both my wife and I would thoroughly recommend Noble Landscapes. He is a credit to his profession and himself"
Are you thinking of adding a seating area to your garden? Here are 6 things to keep in my mind:
Decorative lights can really enhance the mood of your garden on a summer's evening, perfect for when you're entertaining after sunset. Here are a few of our favourites:
This raised porcelain patio makes a wonderful feature seating area for a sloped garden. Finished with a light pine sleeper retaining edge to compliment the fencing we also installed.
This composite deck is the perfect spot for catching some sun. Finished with a contemporary pathway in grey tones to compliment the decking boards, it's a low maintenance but high impact addition to this garden.
Read more about the benefits of composite decking in our previous post here.
First of all, what is composite decking? It's an alternative to traditional timber decking, usually made from wood fibre, recycled plastic, and a binding agent. It's typically a lot more expensive than timber decking, but there are a lot of benefits to making that investment.
🌿 Lower maintenance. No need to worry about regular staining and painting to keep your deck looking perfect.
🌿 Eco friendly. We use brands which are made with FSC 100% certified timber and recycled plastic.
🌿 Lasts longer. A composite deck should last 2-3 times a timber deck.
🌿 Child friendly. No nasty splinters, warping or splitting of wood which can cause hazards and need fixing up.
🌿 Anti-slip. Timber decks can become very slippy when wet, composite is generally 'anti slip'.
🌿 Stain & fade resistant. Composite is made with a protective layer which fares much better against the elements than wood.
🌿 Choose your colour. With a timber deck you have different colour options too, but these will require further upkeep.
Are you tempted by a composite deck or do you prefer the look of classic timber decking?
Shopping Spotlight: Garden Textiles
With gardens becoming ‘outdoor living rooms’ there are a growing number of soft furnishing options to finish off your space. We’re rounded up a few of our favourite for creating a relaxed and comfortable place to unwind:
Turf wars! Are you team real lawn or artificial? Artificial turf is becoming increasingly popular as companies produce more convincing alternatives to natural lawns. There are pros and cons to both, read on to find out more.
Can you think of any other points to add to the conversation? Either way, we can install both types of lawn so don't hesitate to get in touch if yours needs a makeover.
Reclaimed materials can add a lot of charm, with a sense of character and history. From patio stone to blocks and bricks, these can enhance a garden project, especially in an older property. You may have the materials elsewhere in your garden and want to reuse them as part of your transformation, or reclaimed materials can be sourced to fit your brief. Reusing materials is better for the planet too.
A common misconception is that using reclaimed materials will work out much cheaper. Often, there will be additional work in moving and cleaning them up. Something else to consider is that a percentage of the materials may be unusable, or can end up damaged. For example, if you're uplifting an old patio you should be prepared for some breakages. If you don't have enough of your preferred materials, it can also be a challenge sourcing matching products.
If you'd like to chat about a project that involves using reclaimed materials, do get in touch as we love a challenge. We're currently taking bookings for Autumn.
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