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How to safeguard your outdoor space this winter

Winter is a wonderful time of year with the falling snow and sparkling frost, but it can also cause all kinds of potential hazards – especially around the home.

The NHS reports that winter slips and trips are a common cause of admission to hospital at this time of year, with many elderly and frail family members falling outside their homes and needing urgent medical attention.

If you have an elderly loved one or just want to safeguard your family from falling during the wintery weather, then here are a few tips to help protect your outdoor space this winter.

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Check your decking
Decking offers us a useful and attractive space during the warmer months, but as the weather turns, the wooden decking areas around our gardens can become slippery and wet.

Sadly, there isn’t all that much we can do to change the slippy surface aside from maintaining it with protective wood stains, but having lighting on hand to illuminate the area can help reduce the risk of slipping.

Decking lights not only look attractive, but they can also help light up the area so you can easily see any areas where water has pooled or ice has formed. Available in a wide range of colours, decking lights are easy to install and provide a quick and easy outdoor project for the DIY enthusiast.

Outdoor wall lighting
The majority of slips and trips on our properties can occur just outside our own front or back doors if we misjudge steps or ice is present, so it’s a good idea to check your outdoor lighting to see if you have adequate illumination available.

Outdoor wall lights are easy to fit, cost-effective and offer excellent levels of illumination as well as being an attractive addition to your home. Why not upgrade your outdoor wall lights this winter and update your home’s exterior at the same time?

Deter thieves from your garden
At this time of year, thieves are well aware that there are high-value goods on your property and the number of break-ins across the UK increase, so it's a good time to take a closer look at your outdoor lighting.

Sensor floodlights are a pocket-friendly solution to illuminating large outdoor areas with ease and can be easily installed on any flat vertical surface. As well as having the ability to choose from a wide range of colour temperatures, styles and finishes, the LED floodlight versions are also cheap to run and need very little in the way of maintenance making them an excellent choice for both homes and businesses.

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Created by Daniel Shakles on 18th December, 2019

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Daniel Shakles

Daniel Shakles