January saw the launch of the Trex Lighting Collection, offering three versatile lighting options available in a variety of colours with energy-efficient LEDs, which are easy to fit to both new and existing decking.
We’re expecting deck lighting to be a key trend this year amongst both homeowners and businesses, as it extends the useability of decking right into the evening – allowing users to make the most of summer nights.
The 2019 Arbordeck Awards saw a number of truly unique designs from the TrexPro installers, with Simon Thomas Carpentry’s Bryntirion project (seen above) taking the coveted title of ‘Best of Trex’ thanks to its striking star design.
A huge part of designing and installing a deck is working directly with the customer to establish exactly what they want and need. It’s therefore inevitable that decking projects will differ, however there’s likely to be an increasing demand for one-of-a-kind decking designs.
Curved deck boards
A number of Arbordeck Awards> entries in 2019 included the use of curved deck boards to achieve the customer’s ideal decking. As well as showing creativity, the use of curved decks highlights the skill of the installer as a CustomCurve™ oven> is often required.
Another key trend to watch out for in 2020 is the installation of accessible decks – while this may apply to homeowners, it’ll be mostly seen within the commercial sector. As businesses increasingly understand the important of inclusivity, we’re likely to see more commercial decks featuring wheelchair ramps and hand rails as well as steps.
For more information on Trex decking, please visit www.arbordeck.co.uk>