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The Cost of Garden Decking

Adding a garden deck is a great way to extend your living space and create a more enjoyable outdoor area. However, before you start planning your deck, it's important to factor in the cost.


The Cost of Garden Decking

The cost of garden decking in Kent can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of your deck, the materials you choose, and the complexity of the installation.


In this article, we will discuss the cost of garden decking in detail. We will also provide some tips on how to save money on your project.


What are the different types of garden decking?


There are three main types of garden decking:

  • Wood decking: This is the most traditional type of decking and is made from a variety of woods, such as cedar, redwood, and pine. Wood decking is relatively affordable and easy to maintain.

  • Composite decking: This type of decking is made from a blend of wood and plastic, which makes it more durable and low-maintenance than wood decking. Composite decking is more expensive than wood decking, but it can save you money in the long run on maintenance costs.

  • Plastic decking: This type of decking is made from recycled plastic and is very durable and low-maintenance. Plastic decking is the most expensive type of decking, but it can save you money in the long run on maintenance costs.

How much does garden decking cost?


The cost of garden decking can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of your deck, the materials you choose, and the complexity of the installation.


As a rough guide (please enquire for up-to-date pricing), you can expect to pay:

  • £50-£100 per square metre for wood decking

  • £80-£150 per square metre for composite decking

  • £100-£200 per square metre for plastic decking

The cost of your deck will also depend on the size of your deck. For example, a 10 square metre deck will cost you £500-£1000 for wood decking, £800-£1500 for composite decking, and £1000-£2000 for plastic decking.


The complexity of the installation will also affect the cost of your deck. For example, a deck with stairs or a curved design will be more expensive to install than a simple deck with a straight design.


How can I save money on garden decking?


There are a few things you can do to save money on your garden decking project:

  • Choose the right materials: Wood decking is the most affordable option, but composite decking is more durable and low-maintenance. Plastic decking is the most expensive option, but it is the most durable and low-maintenance.

  • Do the installation yourself: If you are handy, you can save money by installing your own deck. However, if you are not confident in your DIY skills, it is best to hire a professional.

  • Shop around for the best prices: Get quotes from several different suppliers before making a decision. Speak to the HSW Timber team to find out our latest pricing for garden decking in Kent, we aim to be affordable and for our timber products to be high-quality.

  • Take advantage of discounts and promotions: Many suppliers offer discounts and promotions throughout the year.


The cost of garden decking can vary depending on a number of factors. However, by following the tips in this article, you can save money on your project.


If you are considering adding a garden deck to your home, HSW Timber Ltd can help you choose the right materials and get the best possible price. We have a wide range of garden decking materials in stock, and our team of experts can help you create the perfect deck for your needs.


Contact us today to learn more about our garden decking services.

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