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Does Decking Add Value to Your Home?

Whether you’re looking to sell you home in the near or distant future, adding features that increase its value is always a good idea. Most homeowners are keen to make a profit on their homes when they decide to sell, and while you may not have much control over the prices on the housing market, you can focus on making home improvements to increase your home’s resale value. 

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There are all kinds of things you can do to add value to your home. Creating an additional rooms, modernising and expanding out into the garden are all popular options, but there are plenty of other (easier) jobs you can do to increase your home’s value too.

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One thing that you may not have considered, is the value that decking can add to your garden. Not only does decking make your garden more, stylish and appealing to potential buyers, but it also creates a truly versatile garden space.  

Choosing the right kind of decking

When it comes to choosing decking that will add value to your home, there is really only one option that ticks all the boxes. That decking is composite decking, a decking hybrid that encompasses the positives of both timber and plastic decking without the drawbacks. 

Other decking on the market like plastic and timber, are often cheaply made and hard to maintain. Plastic decking has a tendency of cracking, bowing and breaking, while timber decking requires annual care to keep it in good condition. That’s why it’s so important that you choose the right kind of decking if you want to add value to your home.

Composite decking is designed to be long-lasting and easy-to-maintain, making it the perfect for most homes, large or small. In family homes, composite decking is favoured for its low-maintenance qualities. Busy parents do not have the time to be slaving away in the garden, when they could be having fun with the children instead.

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If you don’t have a family home, composite decking will still add value. Young couples and working professionals are drawn to composite decking for a number of reasons. First, it’s stain resistant, so won’t be damaged by red wine stains. Second, it’s perfect for hosting guests because it can withstand heavy footfall. And third, it won’t get hot in the sun, meaning it’ll be a comfortable place to relax, even on the hottest days of the year!

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How much value can a deck add to my home?

Besides the features that make composite decking attractive, it does allow you to raise the asking price. A well-maintained garden can actually increase the value of your home by around 20%.  For example, if your home is already worth £250,000, adding a composite deck to the garden could add an extra £50,000 to that price! 

Remember, decking is a versatile addition to your garden, and anyone that loves being outside is sure to see your deck as an attractive feature. There’s no guarantee that they’ll make you an offer, but a beautiful composite deck is sure to capture their attention!

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