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Holiday Home Decking - Everything You Need to Know

Holiday home decking is a great way to make the most of the space outside your caravan or lodge. But you might not know about the different types. Or maybe you want to find out more about the various features that are available. Read on for our guide which covers all of that and more.

Types of holiday home decking

There are three main types of decking available for your holiday home:


Timber decking is made from a range of wood types including pine and oak. It provides a natural appearance, which can be treated with various finishes. It’s hard-wearing, but does require some maintenance to keep it durable and looking good.


An alternative is uPVC decking, which is made from unplasticised polyvinyl chloride. It’s low maintenance, anti-slip and highly weather-resistant, but does lack the natural appearance of timber.


A happy medium for many holidaymakers is composite decking. It’s made from a mixture of wood and plastic, offering a natural appearance with improved performance.

Unlike timber and uPVC, where the entire decking structure is made from the same material, composite is typically used for the deckboards only. The rest of the structure is made from either timber or uPVC.

Optional features to make it your own

As well as the choice of material, holiday home decking comes with a range of optional extras to personalise your veranda to your needs and preferences. These include:

  • Railing for added safety.
  • Stairs for raised decking platforms.
  • Lockable access doors for added security.
  • Wheelchair access ramps.
  • Reinforced supports if you’re looking to add a hot tub to your holiday home decking.

Additionally, there are a range of design options when it comes to the railings around your decking. Timber or uPVC posts come with the option of ranch or spindle style. Spindles are vertical balusters in between your posts for a traditional appearance, while ranch style uses horizontal balusters.

Alternatively, you can opt for glass balustrades. These can be fixed to timber or uPVC posts, stainless steel posts, or even installed as part of a frameless system to allow maximum light onto your decking.

5 holiday home decking benefits

Last but not least, here are the main benefits of decking for you and your holiday home:

Outdoor enjoyment

Holidays are all about enjoying time outdoors. Whether it’s an al fresco breakfast, drinks beneath the stars or just reading a book, decking provides the perfect spot to make the most of the space outside your holiday home.


With railings and balustrades, sitting on your decking offers a lot more privacy than simply sitting outside a holiday home.


With so many optional extras, holiday home decking gives you a space that’s truly tailored to your needs.


Decking is the icing on the cake when it comes to the aesthetic appeal of your holiday home.


With all the benefits above in mind, decking will also add to the value of your holiday home.

Speak to the holiday home decking specialists

If you’re looking to upgrade your holiday home with decking, Lakes Decking is a name you can trust. We supply and install bespoke decking for holiday parks, lodges and static caravans throughout the north of England and Scotland.

Join a growing list of over 1,500 happy customers, including Park Dean and Lake District Estates. To find out more, call us on 01768 489 122 or email [email protected].

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