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Making your outdoor dining space work all year round


Dura Composite Decking for all seasons

It’s well documented that the pandemic hit the hospitality industry hard, but it also encouraged businesses to be more creative with their space – particularly when reclaiming outdoor space to facilitate social distancing. Where al-fresco dining might previously have been saved for the height of summer, covid restrictions forced venues to consider opening their outdoor spaces all year round and to repurpose otherwise unused spaces such as car parks into outdoor dining areas.

This additional revenue is something many are keen to maximise long after the pandemic has ended, but how can restaurants, boardwalks, cafes and bars ensure their outdoor space works just as well in the middle of winter as it does for those July and August drinks?

Investing in decking for your outdoor dining space is an ideal way to breathe life into your venue, as well as create a new revenue stream, but be careful to think about the type of decking you choose, so your customers can enjoy it all year round.

Why is our Dura Deck the answer?

Decking is a great way to provide structure to your outdoor space, and because of its long lifespan, durability and safety properties, our composite decking in particular is ideal for demanding applications such as hotel decking, as well as other public areas such as parks, outside refreshment bars, verandas and clubhouse decking. It’s also much better than traditional timber decking for looking its best in all seasons.

For example, our decking is UV stable, so the colour won’t fade at the end of the season if we’re gifted with a hot summer. The effects of sunlight are much more forgiving on our decking than a wood deck, which will always fade to a silvery dull grey because one of its main components, cellulose, automatically oxidises in sunlight, leading to surface bleaching.

Because it has a low water absorption rate, our composite decking is also much less slippery than traditional decking in wet weather. Add to this the higher strength, and improved durability and it’s much more suitable for withstanding harsh winters.

How do I know what I choose is safe for my customers?

Choosing products with a verified anti-slip test is essential in a commercial environment where members of the public need to move around with ease and safety.

Discover how all of our decking products achieve low anti-slip potential in both wet and dry conditions and how, unlike competitors, our data is backed up by rigorous testing.

Click here to discover more about our testing.

Product Guide

Dura Deck | WPC Composite Decking

Low maintenance composite timber decking for domestic and commercial applications. Dura Deck® is available in two great composite timber variants which suit a vast range of outdoor decking project requirements and budgets.

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Product Guide

Dura Deck Tile | Inter-Connecting Composite Decking Tiles

Easy to install 2ft x 1ft fast-fit interlocking outdoor decking tiles that instantly turn any flat space into a stylish decked area.

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