30th Jun 2023 -

When taking care of a property in the long term, the endless maintenance and costly overhauls of substandard decking can be a major headache. That's why choosing quality, low-maintenance decking is essential both in terms of cost and labour. 

Building Materials Nationwide understand the need for reliable decking solutions for professionals. Our range of low-maintenance decking boards, alongside our dedicated trade accounts, will help to ensure fantastic long-term decking without the hassle.

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Why Reliable Decking Is So Important

Choosing decking boards designed around minimal maintenance can make a big difference for both property managers and tenants. With decking that requires less upkeep, clients can enjoy a clean, attractive outdoor space that doesn't require constant attention. 

These decking options also help to reduce the risk of safety hazards due to wear and tear, while minimising the need for expensive repairs or replacements down the line. By designing a deck with long-term durability in mind, you can ensure greater satisfaction for your clients, while saving money and reducing maintenance costs over time.

Our Range of Low-Maintenance Decking

We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of high-quality building supplies through our website, including a wide selection of decking materials. When it comes to decking, we understand the importance of durability and low maintenance, which is reflected across our range of timber, composite, and PVC boards:

  • Composite Decking: Made from a combination of recycled hardwood fibres and recycled plastic, composite decking is designed around low maintenance, with great resistance to all weather types, insects, and UV rays. Composite decking can be simply washed clean across its lifespan, coming in a range of colours including wood grain looks.
  • PVC Decking: Designed for commercial and residential use, PVC decking has a solid core and a durable outer shell, offering great long-term performance and moisture resistance. You’ll be able to choose from several woodgrain-style surfaces including Walnut and Silver Birch.
  • Timber Decking: We also stock timber decking boards in a range of sizes, with anti-slip options available. Our timber decking is pressure treated with tanalith E, offering fantastic outdoor performance against both weather and insects. While timber decking will require more maintenance than other options, it is often a preferred visual choice, and, providing you use a consistent maintenance schedule, it can be relied upon for long-term performance.

For our professional customers, we’re also able to source any additional products you need through our trade accounts. Simply speak to your dedicated account manager, who’ll be able to organise an order through our network of suppliers.

Maintaining Timber Decking

Timber decking has a classic natural look that many are drawn to, but it requires ongoing maintenance to keep it at its best. Without regular care, timber decking can become weathered, faded, and prone to cracking or splitting. 

Here are some actions that are recommended for maintaining timber decking over time:

  • Regular cleaning: Regularly cleaning the deck surface with a broom, brush, or pressure washer can help prevent the buildup of dirt and debris, which can promote mould and mildew growth.
  • Staining or sealing: Applying a stain or sealant can help protect timber decking from moisture damage and UV rays. This will need to be regularly reapplied to decking every 2 to 3 years to maintain its appearance.
  • Inspecting for damage: Regularly inspecting the deck for signs of damage, such as rot or loose boards, can help catch issues before they become more serious and expensive to repair.

If you're looking for a truly low-maintenance option, composite or PVC decking may be a better choice for your properties.

Choosing Composite or PVC Decking For Easy Maintenance

Unlike timber decking, composite and PVC decking require very little maintenance to keep them looking great. Here are some key advantages of these materials:

  • They are resistant to moisture, rot, and insects, with no need for regular staining, sealing or painting.
  • PVC and composite decking boards are easy to clean with just soap and water or a pressure washer, without any risk of splintering or warping.
  • They can offer decades of performance without losing their looks or strength.

At Building Materials Nationwide, we offer a range of high-quality composite and PVC decking options that are both low-maintenance and stylish, suitable for any commercial or residential project.

Our All-in-One Supply Service For Professionals

We offer an all-in-one supply service for professional customers across the building industry, with our trade accounts saving you time, money, and effort. We’ll pair you with a dedicated account manager, who’ll help you to organise deliveries of both products listed on our site and anything else you might need. Everything can be dispatched across the UK, quickly and at a great trade price.

Get the Decking You Need For Your Next Project

Our comprehensive range of low-maintenance composite or PVC decking, alongside quality timber options, can be sent to you fast and at a fantastic price. 

Reach Us Here

Searching for low maintenance decking solutions? Look no further! Our website offers a wide selection of decking options and related accessories, all designed to provide a premium and luxurious outdoor experience with minimal upkeep. 

If you are looking for the finest deals on premium low maintenance decking solutions, we recommend applying for a trade account to unlock a world of benefits and savings. Our trade account managers are skilled in providing exclusive offers and tailored pricing options to meet your project's specific needs.

But if you prefer to communicate your requirements or have any inquiries, feel free to send us a message through the contact form below. Our dedicated team is always ready to assist you.

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