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Garden decking trends for 2016

By June 8, 2016 April 24th, 2019 No Comments

We highlight some key trends in garden decking being seen this year.

The summer is almost upon us now and our garden space is looking very tempting. 2015 garden retail figures indicate an 8% rise in the sale of landscaping products – that includes garden decking. So let’s take a quick look at the current trends in garden decking as people continue to develop their homes on the outside.

Low maintenance surfaces

With time becoming an increasingly precious commodity for many, low maintenance outdoor surfaces are winning and that most certainly includes garden decking. More and more lawns are being ditched in favour of easy care surfaces that look great and perform efficiently.

Creation of an outdoor “room”

Designs around garden decking are becoming increasingly sophisticated as people choose to create not just a garden, but an extra room to their home. Choice of materials, design and furniture are all becoming key. Colour coordination is also getting more attention and this includes everything from garden pots, plants and even anti-slip decking inserts.

Multi-level garden decking

The flexibility of decking means that complex designs are entirely achievable, often covering a tricky area of ground that might not be completely level. Instead of a large expanse of decking, there is a trend for designs to include many levels – offering different areas of interest.

Accent lighting for garden decking

As the complexity of decking design evolves, so does the need for lighting. This might be above the decking or recessed within the deck boards, providing low accent lighting. Many options are available and if offers much creativity, especially for a garden deck that will be used during the evening.

Natural materials

Many are favouring a clever mix of natural materials in their gardens. Timber offers plenty of natural charm and opting for decking can create a warm base created from this sustainable surface.

Safety at home: anti-slip properties

Whether it’s garden decking or other outdoor surfaces, with our increasingly unpredictable weather, there is much greater awareness of the need for safety around the garden. More and more people are choosing to construct their garden decking from anti-slip decking, whilst those that already have deck boards installed are fitting anti-slip decking inserts, such as DeckWright Inserts.

Curved garden decking designs

It doesn’t all have to be straight lines in garden decking. It is now possible to use other materials or areas of composite decking that has been curved, to create softer lines that might better suit the style of the garden as a whole. The good news is that DeckWright Inserts are flexible and can easily be fitted to curved, composite decking, ensuring a reliable grip, whatever the weather.

Natural materials

Many are favouring a clever mix of natural materials in their gardens. Timber offers plenty of natural charm and opting for decking can create a warm base created from this sustainable surface.

Safety at home: anti-slip properties

Whether it’s garden decking or other outdoor surfaces, with our increasingly unpredictable weather, there is much greater awareness of the need for safety around the garden. More and more people are choosing to construct their garden decking from anti-slip decking, whilst those that already have deck boards installed are fitting anti-slip decking inserts, such as DeckWright Inserts.

Curved garden decking designs

It doesn’t all have to be straight lines in garden decking. It is now possible to use other materials or areas of composite decking that has been curved, to create softer lines that might better suit the style of the garden as a whole. The good news is that DeckWright Inserts are flexible and can easily be fitted to curved, composite decking, ensuring a reliable grip, whatever the weather.