5 Ways to Enjoy your Deck this Winter

When it’s cold, windy and wet outside what can you do to make the most of your decking this winter? That’s what we’re going to be talking about today and we hope you find it useful. Garden decking in winter can be utilised effectively just like you would in spring and summer. How? Read on to find out. 

Yes, you can spend time out on your decking, even in winter. It’s such a waste to not use the outdoor space decking provides – even when it’s cold. There are different ways you can utilise your garden decking, and we’re going to show you how. 


Yes, you can use space heaters, or even heat lamps or fire pits which will give you much needed heat when you need it – meaning you can spend some time outside on your garden decking. If you’re about to have garden decking installed, you could even have a fire pit built into it. You could even have wind screens installed too, so you won’t get the gusts of it in your face when you sit out. 

Also, why not install a cover or jacuzzi?

This would give you the advantage of being able to sit out on the decking regardless of the weather and your patio furniture won’t get damaged at all. You could also do something more permanent and have a roof built on to the decking that juts out from the main house, so it covers the main decking area. 

And why not have a tub installed and that way, the weather won’t bother you too much at all. It won’t matter what the temperature is if you’re in a hot tub and that’s something you can enjoy all year round and not just during the colder months. Also think about where you’re going to place your hot tub if you decide to go ahead, and that it’s not exposed to the sun and wind with plenty of shade where needed. 


Why not provide some lighting and that way you’ll be able to sit out in it even when the days get shorter and shorter? Just imagine how romantic that is when all around is subtle lighting, giving you just the right amount of ambience for you to see your partner. All you need is a glass of prosecco and the right frame of mind and you have an evening planned. 


Yes, just because its winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the winter weather because we know how much you enjoy eating outside in the summer, which is why you have a small dedicated area for barbecues and such like. Why not use it in winter too? With the heating system sorted, the lighting switched on and the patio roof overhead, you have no excuse but to get the food out and start entertaining friends and family.

Lothian Decking and Fencing – for quality garden decking in winter.

Yes, you can have quality garden decking in winter and use it too. If you want to enjoy your recently purchased decking, or you’ve had garden decking for a while and you’re now looking to use it in the winter months, then now you have no excuse. Just a few adjustments are all it takes for you to turn your garden into a winter wonderland – complete with food, lights and warmth. 

If you have any questions about what we’ve discussed today, or you’re thinking of having garden decking installed this winter - and why not? It’ll be easier to call us out at this time of year, and you won’t have to stand in line behind customers ahead of you waiting for installation, now’s the time to do it. Pick up the phone today and speak to one of our dedicated team members.