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Five Reasons To Install Trex This Decking Season

Trex Clam Shell decking

The arrival of spring means it’s time to start making the most of the outdoors again, and one of the most popular ways to do this is through the installation of decking.

Decking has plenty of benefits, which is why it has continued to grow in popularity since the 1990s – and many decking installers are busier than ever, even seeing their books fill up outside of spring and summer.

The type of decking used to transform an outdoor space is a personal decision based on specific circumstances, and while high quality timber decking offers a number of advantages, more and more homeowners are opting for composite decking such as Trex instead. But what makes it stand out from the crowd, and why should anyone looking to invest in their outdoor space this decking season consider Trex composite decking?


Designs to suit you

One of the main reasons decking is such a popular choice for those looking to transform their outdoor space is that it can truly become an extension of indoors, and Trex composite decking can do exactly that thanks to the availability of products to suit all tastes and budgets. Trex offers a full outdoor living system with a wide range of complimentary products to choose from when designing a decking space.

Since launching in 2019, the Trex Enhance Basics and Trex Enhance Naturals ranges have provided homeowners with a lower budget composite decking option, without compromising on Trex quality. And what’s more, the addition of Trex Enhance means more colours are available to choose from to bring your vision to life.

And it’s not only the extensive colour choice available that allows homeowners’ decking dreams to become a reality: it’s also the flexibility of design thanks to the Trex CustomCurve™ oven. This innovative technology allows installers to curve decking boards so that they can fit around an existing outdoor space – whatever its shape or size.

The Trex Lighting Collection – which can be retrofitted – is another great way to personalise a deck, as not only does it add to the aesthetic appeal, but it also provides an additional safety feature so the space can be enjoyed long after the sun sets for the day. Combining ambience with energy-efficient technology, the collection is available in a range of colours to suit any deck.

Trex lighting

Another great way to combine safety with a sleek finish is through the addition of railings, and we offer something for everyone. Trex Signature railing provides a minimalist, contemporary look with near-zero maintenance required – seamlessly blending style and strength. Alternatively, there are two ArborRail systems to choose from: the Stainless Steel and Glass Railing System is the ideal choice for making a statement with almost unlimited options available, while the Easy Aluminium Glass Railing System is attractively priced without compromising on quality.


Expert installation

Trex composite decking is relatively easy to install for professional decking installers, landscapers and joiners thanks to its fixing systems, which are designed to provide flexibility while matching the high quality of the decking boards.

Our recently launched ArborJoist recycled plastic sub-frame system is the ideal installation partner for a Trex deck, which is not only environmentally friendly and recyclable, but also weather-proof and durable – giving you peace of mind that you can enjoy your deck for many years to come. ArborPad also provides installers with pedestal supports for suspended decking to help to achieve a flat surface.

There are almost 100 TrexPROs across the UK who are experts in designing and installing Trex decks. You can find your nearest TrexPRO installer here.


Minimal maintenance

One of the main benefits of Trex composite decking is that it requires minimal maintenance – meaning you can spend less time cleaning and freshening up your deck, and more time enjoying it.

Trex decking boards are designed with unique shell technology to offer enhanced protection – so even when exposed to the elements presented by the unpredictable British weather, they won’t rot, split or fade. A Trex deck will also never need to be oiled or stained, and comes with a 25-year limited residential warranty.


An eco-friendly decking solution

Trex decking detail by pond

Another key reason to choose Trex is its eco credentials: Trex composite decking boards are made from up to 95 per cent recycled materials, including plastic, and the company has never felled a tree for deck manufacture in its 20-year history.

The minimal maintenance required for Trex decking resulting in no need to use harsh chemicals on the deck combined with offering exceptional durability – supported by the company’s industry-leading residential warranty – so it won’t need to be replaced, makes it even kinder to the planet.


Adding value to the home

Trex decking

As much as installing a deck is a great choice for the present – particularly as government guidance is likely to recommend socialising outside where possible for the foreseeable future – it’s also a great way to invest in the home for the long term.

Research carried out by the Homeowners’ Alliance has shown that decking has the potential to add thousands onto the value of a home, and is a relatively inexpensive way to do so. A Trex deck is no exception to this, and when combined with the low maintenance requirements meaning less money needs to be spent on products such as deck stain, it makes it a worthwhile investment – for now and the future.


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