Here it is, my new deck in all its glory. I hope you’ll agree that these stunning Trex grey composite boards look as fabulous as I hoped they would in my little London garden.
I’m currently on the lookout for the perfect table and chairs set to finish this area off (once I can decide what to go for that is). With the grey colour being so versatile, I’ve been spoilt for choice. The recent heatwave has meant that we’ve already been able to enjoy our new garden area to the max.
If you caught my recent blog post about my decking plans, then you’ll know the many reasons why I chose Trex composite decking. Once I’d looked into the ethos of the brand, I was sold. The boards are made up from reclaimed wood, sawdust and plastic from many common household items such as retail bags and newspaper sleeves.
Unlike wood, Trex decking, resists fading, staining, scratching and mould – and won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter. Additionally, nearly 100% of factory refuse is recycled back into the manufacturing line. What’s not to love about all that? In this new age of the eco-conscious consumer, it’s a product I’m very proud to be using.
I love the way the grey tones of the boards make all the shrubs, trees and flowers in the garden just ‘pop’. We’ve really enjoyed planting up all the borders, it’s made such a difference to our lives. The plants soften the edges of the decking, whilst retaining a much needed order to our little garden.
The colour we have used is Island Mist, from the Trex Transcend collection. There are six shades in total available, three in the Premium Tropical range: Island Mist, Lava Rock, Tiki Torch and Spiced Rum. And two in the Classic Earth tone range: Vintage Lantern and Gravel Path (this last one was a close second choice.)
Trex has a handy calculator you can use for an instant estimated materials cost. For a composite deck these run from £82 – £113 per square meter, that’s including substructure, decking and fasteners. So, it’s a great price for something that’s guaranteed for 25 years. You can also search for approved fitters in your area with ease.
One of the TrexPro Platinum installers, Browns Landscape, fitted our new decking. They were simply amazing from start to finish. Also, I was emailed my guarantee within hours of the decking being laid. Such a great piece of mind, ensuring us our decking would last the distance this time.
We’re now praying for an Indian Summer here at Little House, so we can carry on eating alfresco and enjoying our new space. We’ve already entertained on the new deck, and it got a massive thumbs up from all our guests. Here’s to more drinks on the terrace!
Until next time,
Written and photographed by Amy Davies Pereira. *Deck and fitting were supplied on a gifted basis, in return for coverage on my social channels. All views and opinions are my own, I only work with brands I truly love and rate and want to share with you.
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