What type of decking should you choose - composite or natural wood?
Decking can transform a plain and impractical outdoor space into a welcoming, usable, and beautiful garden. It can give you an extra room outside your home.
Even in our unpredictable Scottish weather, a deck is something you can use all year round. You can enjoy barbecues and late-night drinks in summer. Fireworks and sparklers on crisp Autumn nights. And watching the snow fall down while cosied up in blankets next to an outdoor heater at Christmas.
If you’re at the start of your garden renovation, you may have discovered there are two main kinds of decking available:
But what’s right for you?
Both types of decking have their own benefits and specific drawbacks for you to consider before making a commitment.
This guide will help you make the right choice for you, your home, and your budget.
Circular hardwood deck installed by Gardens Galore in Tibbermore
Composite decking installed by Gardens Galore in Crieff
When it comes to helping you choose a particular type of decking, "it depends" might not seem like a useful answer.
The right choice for your garden and family depends on:
- your budget
- how much time you can dedicate to maintenance
- how long you would like your deck to last
- the style you are trying to create
The answer isn’t always simple. And this is true for most aspects of your outdoor space, from paving to water features. But don’t worry, expert landscaping and decking advice are only a call or email away. Get in touch with our friendly team for advice and guidance.
We can provide you with an estimate for your preferred choice of decking if you have made your decision. Or we can talk you through several options so you can compare and make your decision based on that.
See more examples of our decking projects.