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Revisions to deck post-tender

I have designed a large raised larch deck - which i've already shown Karl a while ago. We've gone to site and the contractor is suggesting…

Started by Ivan Tucker in Decking QuestionsLatest Reply

why composite decking is definitely NOT a good choice!

there is a few arguments that composite decking sellers use to create the false impression that you should better chose composite decking o…

Started by Roque Valente in Hardwood Timber DeckingLatest Reply

New Ipe installation advice

have just won a contract to install my first Ipe deck. Initial question - oiling and treatment. Should we apply oil as soon as it is laid,…

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Is teak deck as good as experts say?

As a favorite among all tropical hardwood species, teak is considered a top choice when it comes to decking materials, endorsed by professi…

Started by Makris in Decking Questions

1 Jun 29
Reply by Karl Harrison

Pros and cons of the most popular wood deck materials

Some excellent tropical hardwood decking species that offer diverse look and splendid performance: Appearance Bending strength        …

Started by Makris in Hardwood Timber Decking

0 Mar 17

Knowing the right wood grades (Yes! They exist!)

The commonly seen wood grades Clear grade (also known as FAS – firsts and seconds): This is the best grade of hardwood floors on the lis…

Started by Makris in Hardwood Timber Decking

0 Feb 25

How to Identify Hardwoods and Softwoods

All the basics of hardwoods What distinguishes hardwood from softwood is how the plant reproduces. The difference in their reproduction is…

Started by Makris in Hardwood Timber Decking

0 Jan 22

How many types of decks are there?

This article provides information about 3 main types of decks which homeowners need to take into consideration before going forward with de…

Started by Makris in Decking Questions

0 Dec 17, 2017

Don't know how to start about building a deck? I can help

Though it can seem to be overwhelming, every homeowner who does their homework can successfully accomplish the task. What are the things on…

Started by Makris in Decking Questions

0 Nov 11, 2017

Is it better to build a deck from real wood or a composite material?

In an environmentally conscious sense, yes! It is worth noting that a wood deck is a far more eco-beneficial choice, as compared to other m…

Started by Makris in Health and Safety

1 Nov 6, 2017
Reply by Karl Harrison

Is Cumaru wood the best decking material?

Found an article that explains the most popular timber decking materials favored and recommended by professional woodworkers - Cumaru.  htt…

Started by Makris in Decking Questions

1 Nov 6, 2017
Reply by Karl Harrison

Is deck tile the best material for deck building?

We provide easy-to-install deck tiles available in Teak, Amargo Amargo or Almendro and you can just snap them together.  More information o…

Started by Makris in Decking information General

0 Aug 16, 2017

Span tables etc.

Not a professional, just a keen "amateur". Where is the best place for span tables etc. for common grades of wood (UK based). I have ve bui…

Started by Dean Dunn in Decking Construction

4 May 10, 2017
Reply by Karl Harrison

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