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Why I chose Eva-Last Decking.

I moved back to Cape Town recently from London and couldn’t wait to spend as much time outdoors as I could. Twenty years of cold and rain had me craving sun-downer cocktails, braais and languishing in the sun. So, I bought my garden flat and began renovations to create my ideal space.

My objective was to create a space that reflects my style, has a neutral palette with accents of colour and integrates the outside and inside as a continuous space. I started by installing stack doors and then began the search to decide on what decking to use.


Entertaining friends at home is a big part of my life, so I was looking for a decking solution that was low maintenance, stain resistant and long-lasting.  For this reason, I didn’t want traditional wood decking. I came across an Eva-Last recommendation on a social media group that endorses tried and tested solutions. I then began to look at their ranges in detail.

Eva-Last decking is made of bamboo composite and has the benefits of durability, low maintenance and is eco-friendly. Definitely an added plus as I’m very environmentally conscious. It’s also decay and weather resistant which was important to me as my deck area is a sun trap. There is also a streaked variation in colour to give a natural timber look. In the end, I decided on the Infinity range as it has a 25-year guarantee. Although slightly more expensive than their Eva-tech range, I felt it was worth the investment as i don’t want to have to go through this process again in another 10 years.

What colour to choose was a difficult one. I have two modern art prints on the left as you walk outside. Both grey and an oak colour feature prominently in the colour palette. In the end I went for Swiss Oak, a colour that contains both the oak wood tones but with natural grey undertones, as I felt Cape Town Grey was too dark for a small space of 35m2. It was the right choice, as the colour helps create a beautiful integration of inside and outside.

The quote process was seamless with a render being supplied to show me what it would look like. This was a big help as I struggled to visualise it (insert render drawing) and I was nervous about committing without a clear understanding of the end result. They work with approved contractors and DK Turf and Paving installed quickly and professionally.


The installation was completed in 4 days and was quickly followed by a deck-wetting to celebrate my new outdoor space! Can’t wait for summer now


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