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Outdoor Porcelain Tiles – Bringing The Indoors, Out

Patios are a key part of any home’s garden and outdoor space, and are the perfect way to add value to your home. Before adding any personal touches, fire pits, BBQ’s water features and furniture, the flooring needs to be fitted, and this is where you can really thrive in designing the perfect outdoor space […]

How To Make a House a Home With Artificial Flowers

Welcoming spring has been a little different this year. With slowly coming out of the last year and a half of lockdowns, and with the colder and wetter spring we aren’t quite used to, it is certain that everyone is eager to add a pop of spring like colour back into their homes.  Over the […]

Is Composite Decking Easy To Install?

Here at The Outdoor Look, we stock and provide you with a vast range of composite decking to help your outdoor space become a garden. But is it easy to install? The short answer? Yes. Composite decking is the low-maintenance alternative to using timber for any form of decking. This means there is no hard […]

Bring The Outdoors In: Artificial Hedge Tiles

Whether it’s sky, earth, flowers or water, humans are naturally attracted to the outdoors. If you’ve always wanted to incorporate the outdoors with your place of work, we have the perfect way to bring nature to you. Here are how some of our customers have customised artificial hedges from The Outdoor Look to bring the […]

Composite decking design ideas

5 deck design ideas for your home

  The Outdoorlook presents the top 5 deck design ideas! This infographic shows how you can really transform your garden with composite decking! For more design ideas you can incorporate with your own composite decking visit here!

2019 Design Trends: Composite Decking is the next big design trend

Why Composite Decking is the Next Big Trend in Home Design

Composite decking has slowly been building traction since its first release in 1990. In the past few years it has become more and more popular for home design, but why? Composite decking is low maintenance One thing that draws people into buying composite decking is the fact that once it is installed, it requires little […]

9 gorgeous deck ideas for your home

9 gorgeous deck ideas for your home

If you’ve come to this blog then no doubt you want to spice up the design of your outdoor space. Maybe you’re a design lover and you’ve come to read up on the beautiful innovative garden/home designs of 2019. Or maybe, just maybe, you want to somehow incorporate composite decking into your garden. Well whatever […]

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Why Composite Decking is Great for Children and Pets (Infographic)

Composite decking is great for children and pets, but why? Here’s an infographic to show all the reasons why it is so good! For more information, visit our website!

composite decking for pets

Why composite decking is a great match for kids and pets

Your home is your castle; it’s your love, your livelihood and as a homeowner, you want to keep it as clean and tidy as humanly possible. Sometimes this can be quite difficult especially if you have kids or own pets of any kind. Different seasons cause different problems with different parts of the outside world […]

4 Reasons Why Composite Decking is the Next Big Trend for 2019!

Composite decking has slowly been building traction since its first release in 1990 but in the past few years it has become more and more popular, but why? 1. Composite decking is low maintenance One thing that draws people into buying composite decking is the fact that once installed it requires little to no maintenance. […]

Artificial grass: Tips for care during the winter

A frequently asked question for people converting their lawn from real to artificial is “how does artificial grass handle through the cold months?” and most people are surprised to hear that although there are little hacks and tips you can use with your grass, in the long run, your fake lawn will withstand frostbite and […]

How to make the most of your decking during winter

Winter is here and unfortunately so is the cold weather. This usually means (if you live in the UK) you spend yourself cooped up inside enjoying the warmth of your home, but it doesn’t have to be like that. You can enjoy your decking much as you do in Summer maybe even a little more! […]

How to choose the correct decking colour for your home

So we’re going to presume you’ve made the choice to go with composite decking over traditional wood planks, you may think this is the hardest decision to be made however there are far more other design decisions to be made, one of the hardest is choosing the correct colour to match your garden in terms […]

The 3 hidden costs of traditional wooden decking

Behind the initial cost of buying traditional wooden decking; with it being, in general, more expensive, there are lots of factors and hidden costs that make wooden decking even dearer than composite decking. When most people opt for the option of going for traditional wooden planks they don’t realize how much effort, time and money […]

How to prepare your decking to protect against mold and mildew

Much like wooden decking, your composite decking can grow mold on it too. Mold is caused by outdoor moisture and water being trapped within cracks and joints which can freeze with low temperatures and expand causing the wood to crack, in addition to this black spots may appear from mold or mildew and can spread […]

Artificial hedging gives all gardens an edge

There are more types, shapes and sizes of artificial hedging than you can imagine to fit your garden. Everyone’s garden is different, differently shaped, sized and some gardens can grow things that others can’t. More often than not; installing an artificial hedge for your garden is completely neglected as people completely disregard anything artificial, however […]

Building hot tubs with composite decking

Having a hot tub in the scorching summer months is a perfect escape from everything going on, allowing you to relax and lose yourself. When it comes to building hot tubs there’s a lot people don’t know, which often leads to confusion so people shy away from building decking or a hot tub completely. There are […]

Artificial grass is a great choice for the elderly

Artificial grass is often overlooked by homeowners due to its unjust representation of being a tacky cheap looking alternative to natural grass however recently in the past years it has evolved so much that you cannot differentiate it to real grass. It’s a well-known fact that elderly people take pride in their gardens and unfortunately […]

Composite Decking vs Wood and Extreme Weather

Here in the UK, we’ve unfortunately become accustomed to bad weather and extreme conditions; so making sure your garden can tackle these diverse weather conditions is a must! Wood used to be the sought-after choice for decking and home improvement, why is composite decking taking over? Wood is expensive Using wood to create a suitable decking […]

Can Artificial Garden Products Make Your Outside Space Accessible?

With the sun finally making an appearance, people up and down the country will be aiming to make the most of their outdoor spaces ready for the summer BBQ season. Whether you have an upcoming event, or are just wanting to spruce up your outdoor area, there are more things to consider than you think. […]

How Quickly Can You Transform Your Garden?

With the summer months looming, many people will be looking through their windows and not liking what they see. The process of starting again with our gardens can seem daunting. Often a bleak, blank canvas, outdoor spaces can look truly dismal in the winter, lacking colour and excitement. The start of the warmer weather however […]

What the Housing Crisis in the Capital Means for Outdoor Spaces

The fact that London is facing a housing crisis is no secret. As more and more people flock to the Capital for work, London’s housing market is experiencing a strain never seen before. As more flats are being built to meet the demand, The Outdoor look is urging those purchasing flats not to forget about […]

Creating a Stylish Outdoor Eating Area

Summer is a time for spending time in the great outdoors. Living in Britain means we don’t get many opportunities to embrace eating al fresco, but when we do, we do it right. Garden parties, barbeques and other outdoor celebrations adorn many gardens every summer as soon as the sun makes an appearance. However the […]

Low Maintenance Garden

Why Should You Choose a Low Maintenance Garden?

Artificial grass has come a long way since it was first invented. For many, the idea brings up memories of hours spent chasing a ball on the AstroTurf at school, however artificial grass and plants are now an actively desired addition to outdoor spaces. And why not?! There’s actually a lot to like about artificial […]

The Benefits of Plastic Decking Boards

Decking is extremely trendy. A simple way to lift a garden, it adds a bit of pizazz and covers a multitude of garden problems. Traditionally made from wood, traditional decking is high-maintenance, requiring painting or staining every year to keep it looking fresh. Plastic decking on the other hand is becoming an increasingly popular choice […]