How to clean and maintain composite decking

Wood plastic composite decking isn't the same as timber decking - and while it's likely to require far less maintenance than timber decking, it still needs to be cared for and cleaned properly to ensure that it lasts.

Decking maintenance

Decking maintenance

Not all decks require that much maintenance. With wood plastic composite (WPC) decking and uPVC decking, for example, it's almost a matter of install-and-forget.

How to restain a deck or pergola

Over time, decks may lose their colour and lustre. Find out how to choose the right stain for your deck, and safely restain it to the best effect.

How to clean and oil a deck

Properly cleaning and oiling your deck will help to bring out its natural colours and make it look like new. Find out the best way to go about it.


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Types of light switches

Light switch types

Many different types of light switch exist; some for the sake of safety or convenience, others simply because they look nice.

Ceramic tiles

Ceramic tiles

Ceramic tiles are a classic choice, and offer excellent variety to suit just about any budget - but they also have their own small quirks and characteristics. Find out more about ceramic tiles.

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Wireless networks

Connecting your smart home's Internet-enabled devices via a wireless access point is fast, easy and inexpensive. Having said that, wireless Internet may also be more susceptible to intruders, or limited by range.