The Arbordeck Awards 2021
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The Arbordeck Awards are back again in 2021, with new categories and even more opportunities to win. Entries are now open until 24th September. If you’ve installed an impressive Trex® deck in the past year, we want to see it! With free unlimited entries and fantastic prizes on offer, submit your project today.ENTER NOW
The installer of the Deck of the Year Award will win a four-day trip for two people to Washington DC, complete with a visit to the inspirational Trex® University. The prize includes* economy class flights, overnight accommodation and transfers. Plus: Your deck professionally photographed / Publicity and brand exposure through Arbordeck’s website, emails, social media and Pro Landscaper magazine / Use of the Deck of the Year Award title and award logo / Trophy and certificate of achievement. *The trip will be organised in 2022. Main prize does not include expenses for meals, additional activities or other sundries.
Category winners will receive: £250 of Love2shop high street vouchers / Your deck professionally photographed / Publicity and brand exposure through Arbordeck’s website, emails, social media and Pro Landscaper magazine / Use of Arbordeck Awards 2021 winner title and category winner logo / Trophy and certificate of achievement.ENTER NOW
Best small Trex® deck
This category is for residential Trex® decks under 30m2 in size. In this category, unique features and innovative solutions that make the best use of limited outdoor space will capture the judges’ attention.
Best large Trex® deck
This category is open to all residential Trex® decks over 30m2 in size. Of course, size isn’t the only thing that matters – we’re looking for a deck that adds an extra dimension to a large outdoor space to create something truly special.
Best Trex® design solution
We’re looking for Trex® decks that have brought out the best in challenging spaces and projects. Have you reshaped a sloping site, reclaimed previously unusable space, or created a practical storage solution in a deck to add functionality? Impress us with your creativity!
Best commercial Trex® deck
We’re looking for installations where Trex® composite decking has added an extra dimension to a commercial project, whether large or small, to create a space that combines functionality, durability and beautiful aesthetics.
Best Arbordeck softwood timber deck
Celebrating the beauty of softwood decks, this category is open to all Arbordeck softwood timber decks – residential or commercial, large or small. The judges are looking for impressive design and installation that makes the very best of the available space.
Deck of the Year
All Arbordeck Awards 2021 deck submissions will be automatically included as entries in the Deck of the Year Award category. We are looking for a deck that features outstanding quality of design and installation, showcases the very best of outdoor living, and celebrates the unique qualities of either Trex® composite or Arbordeck softwood timber decking.
Trexpert of the Year – NEW
Are you a true Trex® champion? If you’re flying the flag for Trex in the real world, online and on social media, you could be our TrexPert of the Year! We’ll be looking for people who promote the brand on their social media channels, website, signage, and livery.
Top Spec Trex® Deck – NEW
This category is for Trex® decks that have all the added extras: entries to this category must include use of Trex Signature Railing and/or ArborRail, as well as the Trex Lighting Collection, and/or CustomCurve curved decking boards. To be in with a chance of winning, we need the deck to include at least two of these features.
HOW TO ENTER
The Arbordeck Awards 2021 are easy to enter – simply complete the entry form here with at least one photo of the completed deck, or supporting evidence for the all new ‘Trexpert of the Year’ category. There’s no limit on how many times you can enter the deck categories, and the same deck can be entered into more than one category as long as it fits the criteria. For more information please see our FAQ section and click here for full terms and conditions.ENTER NOW
MEET THE JUDGES
Business Manager – Trex,
Arbor Forest Products
Business Manager – Trex, Arbor Forest Products
Head judge Jonathan Cooper has been working as Arbor Forest Products’ decking business manager since early 2020 – and he’s worked in the industry for over 20 years. In his role, Jonathan works closely with Trex to continue to build on the brand’s reputation and reach within the UK, as well as further develop successful existing programmes such as the TrexPRO scheme.
Trex Market Manager,
Trex Company Ltd
Trex Market Manager, Trex Company Ltd
The only judge to have been on the panel since the Arbordeck Awards were launched in 2018, Alan Hodkinson is an expert in all things Trex. Having worked in the timber and construction industry for more than 30 years, Alan became the first UK stockist of Trex composite decking and has worked as the UK market manager for Trex for the past five years – and believes that its products are the future of decking globally.
Technical Support manager,
Arbor Forest Products
Technical Support manager, Arbor Forest Products
New to the Arbordeck Awards judging panel this year is Arbor Forest Products’ technical support manager, Gary Cornhill, who has long-term experience in design, sales and installation within the landscaping and playground industry.
Association of Professional Landscapers’
General Manager, Association of Professional Landscapers’
Also new to the judging panel this year is Phil Tremayne, who has been the Association of Professional Landscapers’ (APL) manager for eight years. Phil has decades of experience in the industry, having worked in various landscaping roles overthe past 36 years varying from growing nursery stock to soft landscaping before joining the APL.
MEET THE JUDGES
We’re delighted to announce the panel of expert judges for the 2021 Arbordeck Awards, who will be scrutinising each decking entry for its creativity, quality of installation, overall appearance and the use of available space.