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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,…

Started by Jeremy Bevan in Decking QuestionsLatest Reply

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Substructure material

Hi all,  we are Quoting for a decking Project, where plastic Pedestals should be used as a raised floor system. in order to minimize the nu…

Started by Fahed Khayyat in Decking Structure

1 Aug 26
Reply by Karl Harrison

ipe external decking for the middle east

good afternoon all.   would like to introduce Ipe wood with hidden fixing system for external decking in Jordan ( middle east ) , but i hav…

Started by Fahed Khayyat in Decking Questions

10 Jul 24
Reply by Iain Shepherd

Love Your Garden and not your deck... o'dear

Having watched this evenings TV show on ITV, Love Your Garden I am concerned at the structure of the deck. Yes it was a grand deck given th…

Started by Karl Harrison in Decking Structure

0 Jul 21

Building a deck yourself, DIY,

A chap contacted me via the Decking Network as he was building a high end decking installation and wanted advice, so I provided answers to…

Started by Karl Harrison in Decking Questions

0 Jun 25

Rotten wood causes California balcony collapse

Do you have any thoughts on Balcony construction? Could this have been prevented? Read the full article here

Started by Karl Harrison in Decking Structure

0 Jun 23

Applying maintenance coat of D1

I want to apply a maintenance coat of D1 tomorrow in fine weather but rain is forecast for the following night. Is this ok or will the rain…

Started by Jeremy Bevan in Decking Questions

1 Jun 21
Reply by Karl Harrison

Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking

Its been a while since I was on here (as we now have someone half decent doing all the on line marketing to replace me). But I wanted to br…

Started by Alex Collins in Composite decking

11 Jun 1
Reply by Alex Collins

3.5m x 5.5m decking structure 1.5kN C16 single beam

Assuming a 1.5kN load is required, C16 joists and rebated 100mm posts the following applies for a decking structure 5.5m x 3.5m The beams a…

Started by Karl Harrison in Decking Construction

6 May 27
Reply by Karl Harrison

Leon Atkins Decking... Backburn

Hi Leon I see you have updated your website... Nice work. #onlythebest #getwhatyoupayfor #professional #luxu…

Started by Karl Harrison in Decking Design

0 Apr 4

Completely lost, oil then preserve, pre-laying preserve?

Hi, I am looking at installing an Ipe deck this summer, only 5.5m x 3m but after searching for so long, I have no idea what steps I need to…

Started by Carl Bower in Decking maintenance

6 Apr 1
Reply by Karl Harrison


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