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Decking is our bread and butter. A well-laid deck, with beautifully scribed picture frame detail adds the wow factor to every outdoor space. A raised seating area, balcony, roof terrace, poolside suntrap or relaxing reading corner … every space, large or small, can lend itself to decking, any shape or size.

We’ve had a great customer experience from start to finish with Shade. Ben and Joe came to visit after an online quote and talked through all the options. Nicola at the office was great at answering our queries and working through the options and quotes with us. They were able to squeeze us in relatively short time scales in time to be complete for the better spring weather and were significantly better value than their competitors.

Their attention to detail was amazing and they took real pride in their work. It can’t have been easy with me sat by the window the whole time working from home!

The finish of the decking was superb using the Millboard product that they recommended. They were also happy to answer all of my questions along the way. We love our new decking and can’t wait to have many a summer drink out on it.

I would highly recommend Shade.


Milton Keynes, March 2021

Very friendly company. Shade were so helpful at every stage of the project. Would highly recommend the Trex decking. It looks great and really easy to maintain. Shade were very knowledgeable which was very helpful when planning. They are great guys to work with.


Northamptonshire, August 2018

Thank you Ben and Joe, we have had a great summer on our brilliant new deck designed and made by you. We recommend using these guys if you are looking for real professionals. Everything they have done for us has been of the highest quality. Well deserved praise.


Northampton, June 2018

We are approved installers of Millboard decking

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Millboard Enhanced Grain Decking

We are professional, qualified and approved installers for Millboard decking.

Following completion of your project we will register your deck with Millboard to activate your 25 year limited residential warranty.

Millboard decking is inspired by the beauty of nature but built to outperform it. Unlike conventional composite decking, it is moulded from selected timbers and hand-coloured in authentic tones. As a result, it looks exceptionally like real wood, but doesn’t rot, retains high slip-resistance even when wet, and requires little maintenance other than a simple wipe clean.

Sustainability is high on the agenda, and Millboard, using a low-carbon material, are the first premium outdoor flooring company in the world to have its carbon footprint independently verified and UKAS accredited, to the international standard ISO 14064-1 Verified Carbon Footprint Assurance Mark.


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Enhanced Grain Decking

The Enhanced Grain collection is moulded from selected smooth timber that provides a stylish dignity, with hand colouring recreating the subtle nuances that only natural wood can give. Highly durable with exceptional anti-slip properties, each of the shades showcase the grain beautifully.

Colours: Antique Oak, Burnt Cedar, Golden Oak, Coppered Oak, Jarrah, Limed Oak, Smoked Oak, Brushed Basalt.

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Weathered Oak Decking

Beautifully aged and utterly timeless, the Weathered Oak collection is moulded from 100-year-old reclaimed oak timber, and hand-coloured with authentic tones. Providing an instant worn look, it retains its natural beauty for decades and offers an almost maintenance-free surface with very high slip-resistance.

Colours: Vintage Oak, Driftwood, Embered.

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Lasta-Grip® Decking

The Lasta-Grip® collection combines the attractive appearance of the Enhanced Grain boards with a unique textured design that offers the ultimate in slip-resistance, without the rough feel of conventional gritted strip boards. Perfect for areas where safety is paramount, but appearance is important.

Colours: Golden Oak, Coppered Oak.

Edging & Fascia

The perfect finish to your Millboard deck. Unlike others on the market, Millboard edging continues the beautiful wood grain right round the edge profile to maintain the authentic wood look throughout.

Designed to resist high wear points, the edging comes in all the Millboard colours to match the rest of your deck and in square or, unique to Millboard, bullnose profiles. And the specialist flexible edging fits easily around curved edges for a truly distinctive finish.

Fascias retain the same attention to detail that enables the perfect match with the rest of your Millboard decking.

The 150mm Bullnose Board has a bullnose profile to one edge, giving a stylish finish without the need for separate edging. Opening up a whole new range of possibilities, from under-lip lighting to coping for planters and seating, it provides great stability and ease of installation on steps and other exposed edges.

The edging and fascia options are just another facet of the Millboard decking system that lifts it above other timber decking and conventional composite decking, giving it a finish that adds distinction to any setting.

Millboard Edging and Fascia
Products include: Bullnose Flexible Edging; Bullnose Board; Square Edging; Fascias.

Subframe & Accessories

Although out of sight, what goes on beneath your deck is as important as its surface. The Plas-Pro subframe system, made from solid, 100% recycled plastic, needs no maintenance and won’t suffer from insect attack or damp, you can even use it to support a deck over a pond! Along with a range of joist supports and self-levelling pedestals for easy installation, it is designed to last as long as the Millboard decking it supports.

Products include: Plas-pro; Fixings; Pedestal Supports; Touch-up Paint.

We are approved installers of Trex decking

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Trex Transcend decking
As TrexPro® qualified deck installers we have public liability insurance, have completed installation and product training on all Trex products, and successfully meet the requirements to obtain the TrexPro® designation.

We are professional, qualified and approved installers for Trex decking.

Following completion of your project we will register your deck with Trex to activate your 25-year limited residential warranty.

Trex decks will not rot, warp, peel, or be devoured by insects. All decking and railing products carry a 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty against material defects.

From the beginning they’ve been committed to helping create a low-maintenance, high-performance garden retreat that can handle the outdoors without depleting them and will do so for decades. Because your weekends should be spent relaxing on your deck, not repairing it.

Trex decking is comprised of 95% recycled materials and this, coupled with ground-breaking green processes, makes it hard to find a company more actively aware of its impact on the environment.

TREX Transcend Decking

Decking Products

Transcend Decking

Outperforms, outlasts, outdecks all others.

Transcend decking’s deep wood-grain pattern and luxury colours create a premium, ageless look that leave other composites in the dust.

No sanding. No staining. No painting. No kidding. (Not to mention simple soap-and-water cleaning.)

Transcend maintains its vibrant colour and luxurious finish–come scorching sun or red-wine spill–thanks to its unyielding, three-side shell protection…and our 25-Year Limited Residential Fade & Stain Warranty.


Premium Tropicals: Lava Rock, Spiced Rum, Tiki Torch, Island Mist

 Classic Earth Tones: Vintage Lantern, Gravel Path

TREX Enhance

Enhance Decking

If you seek the durability of composite and the affordability of wood, opt for Basics. This long-lasting decking requires little upkeep and comes in two traditional colours.

For an authentic wood-grain appearance, choose Trex Enhance® Naturals. This high-performance collection includes four multi-tonal colours inspired by nature.

Trex Enhance® Basics and Trex Enhance® Naturals both offer fade and stain protections, as well as enhanced mould and mildew resistance, to make maintenance simple. And because the boards are scalloped, they’re as lightweight as lumber—without the extra work.

No outdoor living space is complete without railing that perfectly captures its surroundings. Enhance decks mix and match with all of our Trex railing lines, allowing you to create a completely custom look.

The innovative Trex Hideaway® Hidden Fasteners are an option with grooved-edge boards for perfectly consistent spacing and no visible screws on top.


Enhance Basics: Clam Shell, Saddle

Enhance Naturals: Foggy Wharf, Rocky Harbor, Calm Water, Toasted Sand

Trex Enhance decking


Effortless style, exceptional strength—that’s Trex® Signature Railing.

Think sleek, spare aluminium deck rails that fade into your surroundings. And brand-new, curved edging that mimics the graceful stretch of garden below. Think wider cocktail rails that encourage guests to linger just awhile longer.

Available in a curated range of elegant neutrals and backed with the durability only aluminium deck railing offers.

Colours: Charcoal black, Bronze


Available to finish the edge of your deck in all Trex colours, plus Trex® Fascia in white.

Accessory Hardware

Including all hardware required for installation – features Trex-grade engineering.

Trex-Transcend decking

We install Timber decking

At Shade Gardens we supply and install both softwood and hardwood decking. We source decking boards that are excellent quality and sustainably sourced.

Timber offers a natural, attractive construction product to be used within your garden design and can be enjoyed for many years with the correct maintenance.

We can advise on the most suitable type of decking for your project and budget whether it be a raised veranda, low-level deck, roof terrace or walkway.


Softwood Decking

Softwood is the most cost-effective option to enhance your garden space.

The wood fibres are tightly packed together, and this structure gives the boards the strength and durability needed to last. Softwood decking is readily available and is cut from coniferous trees such as pine, which are quick growing and therefore more economical.

Hardwood Decking

Hardwood decking is made from slow growing wood from tropical climates. It is an extremely durable and hard-wearing decking solution that can stand the test of all outdoor environments. If maintained well, hardwood will last many years and, in some varieties, will even look better with age.

Options include: Balau, Ipe, Iroko, Cumaru, Garapa