How to clean and maintain composite decking

Wood plastic composite decking isn't the same as timber decking - and while it's likely to require far less maintenance than timber decking, it still needs to be cared for and cleaned properly to ensure that it lasts.

Decking maintenance

Decking maintenance

Not all decks require that much maintenance. With wood plastic composite (WPC) decking and uPVC decking, for example, it's almost a matter of install-and-forget.

How to restain a deck or pergola

Over time, decks may lose their colour and lustre. Find out how to choose the right stain for your deck, and safely restain it to the best effect.

How to clean and oil a deck

Properly cleaning and oiling your deck will help to bring out its natural colours and make it look like new. Find out the best way to go about it.


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Bamboo floors

Bamboo offers a low-cost and sustainable alternative to hardwood timber floors. Learn more about how bamboo floors are made, and how they rate in terms of durability and longevity.

How to choose wind systems

How to choose wind systems

  The turbine you choose will depend on your energy needs and where
Hot water
Electric hot water tank

Electric hot water systems

Electric systems are inefficient and relatively expensive to run. For this reason they are generally only favoured these days where no alternative is possible.