Advice & Inspiration

Back to News

Attention homeowners!

YOPA recently announced that homeowners can add value to their homes by landscaping their gardens. The estate agent’s report revealed that a well-landscaped garden can add a substantial 20% to the sale value of a property– a lift of £60k on the average UK house price. The...

Advice & Inspiration | 11/11/2019

A brief look at 20th Century Garden Design

Garden design is a fascinating area of culture and personal expression. From the Edwardian period to the end of the 20th Century, the British have worked and reworked their outdoor spaces to display wealth, create areas for relaxation or, quite simply, to grow food. The 20th century...

Advice & Inspiration | 26/09/2019

Interior and Exterior trends: Yakisugi

Yakisugi, the heritage Japanese building material, is currently enjoying a surge of popularity across Europe and North America. Put simply, Yakisugi is cedar that has been charred to preserve the wood. It’s currency in Japan wasn’t actually founded on aesthetics but upon practicalities. Charring the wood makes...

Advice & Inspiration | 01/09/2019

Making the most of the hottest of summer trends

The outdoor living trend continues to flourish with no signs of slowing down. The hot tub and luxury swim spa industry, in particular, is seeing an enormous surge in sales across the country, as Brits flock to their gardens to take advantage of the great weather. Installing...

Advice & Inspiration | 23/07/2019

Spring Maintenance with Millboard

The Spring Equinox has just passed us by which means we are entering a time of new growth and energy in our gardens. We can all give Mother Nature a hand at kick-starting herself by undertaking a few simple tasks in our outdoor spaces. The RHS recommends...

Advice & Inspiration | 03/04/2019

A cabin in the woods

It’s well known that Millboard is “more than just a board” and Surrey-based installer All on Deck have shown this in the creation of a wonderful Millboard-clad cabin. The customer wanted a space which aesthetically fit with the surrounding garden but would offer minimal maintenance over the...

Advice & Inspiration | 27/03/2019

Safety Conscious Decking Design

Millboard’s top 3 tips for safety conscious decking design Feeling safe and comfortable is a key component of compelling outdoor design. Integrating safety features into beautiful designs encourages people to spend more time in those spaces, to ‘live life outside’ as our motto goes! If you are...

Advice & Inspiration | 28/12/2018

Composite decking fascias and edgings – complete the look

Complete the look with decking edging When fitting composite decking, small finishing touches can lift your deck to the next level. That’s why we offer decking edging that has the same attention to detail as the rest of our products. Unlike others on the market, our edging...

Advice & Inspiration | 19/09/2017

The best composite decking? Millboard of course!

What is the best composite decking – and is it as good as wood? There’s no denying, natural wood is beautiful. Unfortunately, it has serious drawbacks as decking. We’ve probably all seen decks where the wood has split and warped, and where even its natural good looks...

Advice & Inspiration | 22/08/2017