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Composite decking

Composite decking

You may have heard of ‘composite decking’ and wondered what it is? Composite decking is a unique product made from wood and plastic polymers, which makes it very res...

A year in review: Somerlap best sellers 2018

A year in review: Somerlap best sellers 2018

A huge 'thank you' to all our customers, old and new, for their continued custom throughout 2018. Somerlap were delighted to receive so much positive feedback throughout ...

November Garden Products Sale Must End Soon

November Garden Products Sale Must End Soon

Our amazing November garden products must end soon, so visit our showroom in Mark, Somerset to make the most of these fantastic savings!   These November savings make ...

Where should I install timber decking?

Where should I install timber decking?

Want to install timber decking in your garden? It makes a wonderful addition to an outdoor environment and gives you the opportunity to experience the ‘indoors, outdoor...

Garden decking ideas for small and awkward spaces

Garden decking ideas for small and awkward spaces

Decking provides a wonderful area to enjoy alfresco dining – taking the indoors outside with you, and making the most of the summer days. But if you have very little sp...

Somerlap customers love our timber decking

Somerlap customers love our timber decking

If you’re thinking of installing timber decking in your garden, the choice of products can be overwhelming. Naturally, we think our timber decking is fantastic quality ...

Save on delivery with Somerlap click and collect

Save on delivery with Somerlap click and collect

If you to want to save on delivery costs – why not try the Somerlap click and collect service? Order today and you can collect from the Somerlap site in Mark, Somerset ...

Decking inspiration for your summer garden

Decking inspiration for your summer garden

Spring is here and summer is on its way, time to think about getting your garden ready for summer. Decking is always popular as it works well in all sizes and shapes of ...

Wood decking vs composite - which is best?

Wood decking vs composite - which is best?

Wood is the original decking material, but recently composite has emerged as an alternative. So which is right for your garden? Wood decking Wood decking is normally ma...

Should I paint or preserve my deck?

Should I paint or preserve my deck?

Trying to decide whether you need to paint or preserve your deck? This blog should help... Does decking need painting or preserving? Ideally, any decking should have so...

Why we don’t offer a timber guarantee

Why we don’t offer a timber guarantee

Some timber companies offer guarantees on the life span of their products. Often they will claim their products are more expensive because of this guarantee (something t...

Adding balustrade to your decking

Adding balustrade to your decking

If you’re planning to install decking in your garden, have you considered whether you’ll need balustrade? Balustrade (also known as railing) is important if you ha...

How to make a decking feature in your garden

How to make a decking feature in your garden

Decking is fantastic for garden design – with a bit of creativity you can make a striking decking feature in your garden. Here are some ideas for turning your deckin...

Decking sale EXTENDED – 20% off decking and decking accessories

Decking sale EXTENDED – 20% off decking and decking accessories

Get the garden ready for the summer with Somerlap's extended offer of 20% off their entire decking range – from deck boards to fixings and railings. Deck your garden ...

Garden Checklist: Get ready for Autumn storms

Garden Checklist: Get ready for Autumn storms

The equinox, marking the start of Autumn, often brings the first Autumn storms. Make sure your garden is ready for stormy weather with Somerlap's Garden Checklist. Sheds...