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We’re proud to have been shortlisted in the prestigious Pro Landscaper Business Awards! The awards highlight the landscape industry’s best companies, rewarding those which are raising the standard of the UK landscaping sector, including designers, suppliers, landscapers, and arboriculturalists. We’re in contention for the Supplier of the Year category, which… Read More


The long hot summer of 2018 meant that plenty of people were able to enjoy some quality time out on the decking, and we’re expecting to see plenty of homeowners and businesses looking to revamp their outdoor space if they missed out last year. In fact, the decking trend isn’t… Read More


If you’ve been following the Arbordexperts Installer Awards, you’ll know that North Spas took the ‘ Best of Trex ’ title with the phenomenal ‘Peffer’ project near Gateshead. North Spas impressed the judges with the creative use of Trex decking in this multi-level project, and the company’s directors, Davy and… Read More


Newcastle-based North Spas has scooped the top prize at the first ever Arbordexperts Installer Awards after the company’s Peffer project was named ‘Best of Trex’, impressing with its raised level deck, complete with stairs, lighting and a central hot tub. ‘North Spas’ Davy Mason will be whisked away for a… Read More


Arbordexperts Installer Awards

Earlier this year we launched the Arbordexperts Installer Awards: a chance for Trex® installers across the UK to celebrate their best work, whether their decks were large or small, residential or commercial projects, and those tricky design challenges. Six months later and we’re just a few days away from crowning… Read More


We were delighted to hear that Trex® decking made an appearance in a multi-award-winning show garden at the Royal Norfolk Show. Designed by local garden designer Lucy’s Garden, in collaboration with landscape gardener Darren Barnes of Kingdom Landscapes, the show garden took home three accolades, including the Gold Medal prize,… Read More

Arbordexperts Trex Installer Awards:

Arbordexsperts Judges

There’s still time to enter the Arbordexperts Trex Installer Awards, with two months left to submit your decks for consideration. To give you some tips, we’ve asked our judges exactly what they’re looking for from the entries. Read on to find out! ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ We’re lucky enough to have a diverse… Read More

Keep Cool on Your Deck When the Weather Hots Up

Trex decking with seats overlooking a large garden in summer

The longest day is behind us but the sunshine looks set to stick around a little bit longer, so here’s our suggestions for keeping cool on your deck when the heat is on! ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Sunny summer days are made for relaxing outdoors, and as parks and beer gardens around the… Read More


In the 7 years since we first brought Trex® decking to the UK, it’s taken off in style – and the driving force behind this has been the enthusiastic and talented decking installers who make their customers’ dreams a reality. We wanted to celebrate the work of Trex installers across… Read More

Getting to know our TrexPro® Gold installers

Trex multi level deck used for dining area - Simon Thomas

Since we launched the TrexPro® scheme in the UK last year, over 25 professional installers have joined the scheme. So we’re getting to know our Gold installers a little better – and we started by talking to Simon Thomas, a Swansea-based Trex specialist with a host of five-star reviews to… Read More

Island Mist: our colour of the year

Trex composite decking in Island Mist

As gardens and terraces become extensions of our indoor spaces, the trend for cool, grey interiors has stepped out into the sun. Meet Island Mist: our colour of the year. Like any home improvement project, your decking is a reflection of your own personal style, whether you prefer traditional warm… Read More

How Trex decking is doing its best for the planet

Trex plastic bottle recycling

We often discuss the aesthetics of decking, and we also highlight the fact that the low-maintenance and durability of Trex is what attracts many people to composite options. But did you know that by installing a Trex deck, you are doing your part to save the planet too? Thanks to… Read More

The state of decking in 2017

Trex Transcend Gravel Path used for a small raised decking area

As we come to the end of 2017, we’re looking back on another big year for decking. With a host of new products on the market there’s more choice for consumers than ever before, and the decking trend shows no signs of slowing. So what does the future hold? Decking… Read More

How to create a stunning centrepiece for your deck

Create a beautiful light-filled oasis with flush-mounted LEDs into Trex boards.

We all know that the character of gardens and outdoor space has changed dramatically in recent years, with gardens now seen as an extension of a property’s living space and a reflection of our lifestyles. We’re increasingly looking for more from our outdoor space: that’s why demand for outdoor hot… Read More

Check out our deck-orating tips!

Lounge area using Trex Transcend Gravel Path

Looking for inspiration on how to add personality to your deck? As we say goodbye to summer, many will be shutting the door on their decking for the season, covering over garden furniture and storing parasols until the sun returns. But if the change in the weather is getting you… Read More

Creating a tranquil oasis with Trex at BBC Gardeners World Live

Circular deck in Trex Transcend Island Mist by Halcyon Days Garden Designs

This summer our Trex decking was on display at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, hosted at The NEC, Birmingham. Our long-term collaborators Halcyon Days Garden Design created a tranquil garden oasis for the show – with our Trex Transcend Island Mist decking at the heart of the design. Here, Halcyon Days’… Read More

2017 Decking Trends

Trex Transcend in Tiki Torch with fish pond

Just like with interior design, trends come and go for outdoor spaces and for every style, there’s a decking shade that lends itself seamlessly. Whether you want a space to relax in, or one made for socialising with friends, it is imperative to find a design that will continue to… Read More

Is your deck safe for barbecue season?

Trex Contour in Pebble Grey

The summer is almost upon us and the tantalising smell of barbecued food is beginning to drift through the air across the UK. But before you invite the neighbours round for a cookout, it is vital to make sure your deck is ready to accommodate them. This is perhaps the… Read More

Five ways to spruce up your deck in time for summer

Summer BBQ on the deck

Summer is the time of year that decking really comes into its own, and if you’re like us you’ll want to ensure your deck is looking its absolute best when the warmer weather rolls around. Leaving your deck to gather dirt and debris during cold, wet months is an easy… Read More

How you can use decking to work wonders with water

Grooved decking with pond

The warmer months are a great time to add some water to your garden. Building a pond can bring a sense of calm and attract new wildlife, while a hot tub invariably makes your garden the place everyone wants to be. Stylistically and functionally, decking is an ideal material to… Read More

How a multi-level deck can enhance your home

Decking on a sloping site creates more space to enjoy your garden

Decking can transform outdoor living spaces and have a similar impact to an extension on a house, and this effect is being taken to the next level with the installation of multi-level decking areas. There is a growing trend in the United States for multi-level decking that incorporates living spaces… Read More

How to set your deck apart from the rest

Spotlight used around composite decking water feature

In an earlier post, we looked at how directional board designs and the use of staining can help to give your deck a unique look. In this post, we go a little further and explore three more adventurous ways to make a deck unlike any other, by using curves, lighting… Read More

Fresh approaches to distinguished deck design

Trex Transcend boards in different directions - Herringbone

Developments in decking technology and materials over the last decade have opened up a world of possibility for anyone designing a deck. Back in the 1990s, most garden decks in the UK looked fairly similar, tending to be square or rectangular, constructed from standard hardwood decking boards, with few features… Read More

Considerations when creating public decking

Outside recreation area for customers

The popularity of decking in public spaces and commercial buildings has soared in recent years, but business owners mustn’t be too gung ho when installing a deck. The introduction of the smoking ban in 2007 turned the focus on creating improved outdoor spaces for a lot of UK businesses, and… Read More

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