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Gardens across the world

Deck using Trex RainEscape® Deck Drainage System

We’re sure if you’ve been abroad you’ve marvelled at the buildings and how they differ from ours here in the UK, but have you ever stopped to look at the different ways people use their garden space overseas? Cultural differences are apparent in gardens as well as architecture, and it’s… Read More

Your deck and colour: Taking inspiration from Pantone’s Colour of the Year

Red accessories used alongside the grey tones of Trex Island Mist decking

With longer days and warmer weather, spring is definitely in the air. That means it’s the perfect time to plan ahead for summer: you may already have picked your ideal decking, so now it’s time to look at ways to get it ready for the sunny weather to come. Whether… Read More

Building an all-weather deck

North Spa with Trex decking and canopy

In the UK, we experience around 106 days of rainfall on average each year, leaving just 259 days to make the most of our gardens! Gardening and spending time in your own outdoor space are proven to carry both physical and mental health benefits, but with more than 100 days… Read More

Trex-panding our composite decking collection

Trex Enhance Naturals in Calm Water

The first signs of spring are starting to show and as the days get longer and the sun starts to feel a little warmer, many people are already starting to dream of a brand new deck. And for anyone planning on upgrading their garden this spring, we have good news:… Read More

GOING FOR GOLD AT THE PRO LANDSCAPER BUSINESS AWARDS

ProLandscapers awards - we've been shortlisted

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

DECKING TRENDS: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019

Northspa's peffer showcase

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

MEET THE WINNERS: ABOUT NORTH SPAS’ BEST OF TREX DECK

Winner of Arbordexperts award shaking hands with Sarah Francis

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

NORTH SPAS SCOOP ‘BEST OF TREX’ AT THE ARBORDEXPERTS INSTALLER AWARDS

Arbordexperts awards winner announced

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 BY NUMBERS

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

HOW TREX PLAYED ITS PART IN LUCY’S GARDEN’S BIG WIN AT THE ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW

Lucy's garden's big win at the royal Norfolk show

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:
WHAT THE JUDGES WANT

Meet the Arbordexpert 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

INTRODUCING THE ARBORDEXPERTS INSTALLER AWARDS

Arbordexperts installer awards 2018

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 with canopy 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

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