As the 2018 summer heatwave is predicted to continue into October, pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels with outdoor spaces are looking to capitalise on the increased demand for al fresco drinking and dining. As potential patrons pursue the best rooftop bars and beer gardens, it is important not to underestimate the power of a beautifully designed space.

For bar, restaurant and hotel managers and owners looking to update their outdoor areas, Trex Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of wood alternative decking, offers materials that will stand up to the toughest crowds.

What really sets Trex apart from traditional wooden decking is its durability. Unlike wood, composite decking resists fading and it won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter, regardless of daily wear and tear. Additionally, you never need to worry about sanding, staining or painting – which means you won’t lose any customers due to closing outdoor seating areas for perennial maintenance. Its protective shell is designed for superior defence against severe weather, heavy foot traffic, dropped trays and spilled drinks. Just sweeping and an occasional soap-and-water cleaning is all that is needed to ensure the beauty of a Trex deck for decades.  Even more, Trex Contour complies with British Standard BS7976-2:2002 for low slip potential – increasing customer safety.  For further peace of mind, all Trex decking is made with 95% recycled material and backed by a 25-year Limited Fade and Stain Warranty.

With high-definition wood grain patterns and rich, saturated colours inspired by the outdoors, composites look natural and boast a vibrancy that remains unchanged for years. Compared with wood and PVC, composite building materials offer a variety of colour options for incredible design flexibility to fit the atmosphere you want your business to offer.

For those looking to create a truly customised outdoor area, Trex Company offers two unique solutions:

  • Trex CustomCurve – An innovative heating unit, Trex CustomCurve bends and shapes composite deck boards and railing to suit the distinctive design plan for your space. You can create dramatic overlooks or sweeping curves, no matter the size or shape of the outdoor area
  • Trex RainEscape – The newly launched Trex RainEscape drainage system offers venues the ability to maximise their outdoor entertaining space and create useable space beneath an elevated deck. This innovative system drains water away from a deck and protects the area below from rain, sun, snowmelt and other elements. With Trex RainEscape, you can safely outfit the area under a deck with outdoor furnishings, lighting, ceiling fans and entertainment components – and keep it open for guests no matter the weather.

Trex decking is available locally through Arbordeck stores with prices starting from £75m² including VAT (tax) and secret fixings.

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