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Taking A Stand On Composite Decking At The Home Building And Renovating Show

Last weekend saw us manning the DesignBoard stand at the Home Building and Renovating Show. This was the first show like this that DesignBoard have exhibited at. Trade shows are every bit as much about catching up with old friends and networking with new ones as they are with showing off our latest products.

The DesignBoard stand at the show – complete with Vistagreen Artificial Green Wall

The Home Building and Renovating Show, like Grand Designs Live and Build It Live shows that we’ll be at later in the year, was a chance for us to meet people who are actually going to live with DesignBoard composite decking and cladding. And the show gives them the chance to see quality products that they won’t come across at your average builders’ merchant.

DesignBoard Manager Antony Pasquini staffed the stand every day. “Each of us was talking to a hundred people or more a day,” he says. “It’s a stand-alone product – there was nothing else with the brushed finish, which people really liked.” Composite decking is a product that’s attracting increasing attention. “Lots of the visitors there were actually looking for composite decking, which is a bit of buzzword right now. They were looking for longevity and higher-end products.”

DesignBoard at The Home Building And Renovating Show, NEC Birmingham, March 2019

We set up the DesignBoard stand to give a real feel for how our products might look in real life. “Some stands there were amazing,” adds Antony, “but not many created that actual scenario where you’ve got a little garden.” Perhaps that’s why so many visitors stopped by. We showed just how our most popular composite deck boards – Luna, Traditional and Charcoal – fit into a design. Oh, and they got to take a quick sit-down by the firepit and Vistagreen artificial green wall too!

“A woman came up to us on the last day,” says Antony. “She said she’d looked at every stand and she wanted to let us know that ours was the best in the whole show!”

Well, you can’t say better than that! If you’d like more information on how DesignBoard will fit into a low-maintenance, high-end design for your outdoor space, then contact Antony on 01753 212950 or email him at