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Wood & Composite Garden Decking Projects in Northamptonshire

Explore the elegance of wood and the ease of composite with SJS Multitrade's garden decking projects in Northamptonshire. Discover the perfect blend of beauty and low maintenance for your outdoor space, crafted to British Standards.

Bespoke Garden decking installed to British Standards by SJS Multitrade

At SJS Multitrade, we pride ourselves on crafting bespoke garden decking as a focal point for outdoor leisure across Northamptonshire.

This blog post shines a light on the variety of garden decking projects we've brought to life, exploring the distinctive qualities of traditional timber and modern composite materials and guiding homeowners on the path to making an informed choice for their outdoor spaces.

Timber decking

Our journey through the realms of garden decking often begins with traditional timber – a material that resonates with the classic charm of British outdoor design.

Fully pressure-treated to British Standards, our timber decks promise durability and a natural aesthetic that blends seamlessly with the green tapestry of Northamptonshire's gardens.

Many of our customers cherish the rich texture of wood, its natural grains, and the warmth it adds to a garden.

However, the beauty of timber does come with the need for maintenance. Traditional wood decking requires a biennial treatment to preserve its integrity and appearance despite being fully treated at installation.

This upkeep is a small price for the timeless appeal and natural vibe that timber decking brings to a garden setting.

Composite decking

In contrast, composite decking represents the new age of garden decking. A marvel of engineering, composite materials offer various colours and finishes, providing a versatile palette for any garden design.

Our projects throughout Northamptonshire have seen an increasing preference for composite decking, mainly due to its minimal maintenance requirements.

Composite decking stands out for its resilience against the elements and ease of care. It doesn't require the regular treatments that traditional wood does, making it an ideal choice for homeowners who prefer to enjoy their garden more than maintain it.

This practical benefit is a significant factor in the decision-making process for many of our clients.

It's all about personal preference

When choosing between traditional timber and composite decking, the decision often boils down to personal preference.

Some of our customers are drawn to wood's authenticity and natural characteristics, while others lean towards the hassle-free and consistent appearance of composite decking.

Every decking project we undertake is completed with the highest standards of craftsmanship

Whether it's the allure of timber or the practicality of composite, garden decking remains a beloved addition to many homes in Northamptonshire.

At SJS Multitrade, we ensure that every decking project we undertake is completed with the highest standards of craftsmanship, tailored to meet the unique desires and lifestyles of our customers.

Whichever material you choose, rest assured that your garden decking will be a cherished extension of your living space for years to come.


What is the cost comparison between timber and composite decking?

The cost comparison between timber and composite decking can vary based on several factors, including material quality, brand, and the project's complexity. Generally, composite decking is more expensive upfront than timber due to its longer lifespan and lower maintenance requirements. However, over time, the lower maintenance costs of composite decking may offset its higher initial purchase price.

How long does the installation process take for each type of decking?

The installation process duration for each type of decking depends on the project's scale, design complexity, and site conditions. Composite decking might be quicker to install due to its uniformity and not requiring sealing or staining. However, both types of decking require a similar level of preparation and construction expertise.

Are there any environmental impacts associated with choosing timber or composite decking?

Regarding environmental impacts, timber decking can be a more environmentally friendly option when sourced from sustainably managed forests. On the other hand, composite decking is made from a mix of wood fibres and recycled plastics, reducing waste in landfills, but is not always fully recyclable at the end of its life cycle. The choice between timber and composite decking could hinge on the specific environmental priorities of the homeowner, such as reducing plastic use or supporting sustainable timber resources.