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Decking Timber Identification

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Bevan Jul 20. 4 Replies

I have a job to make good some existing decking including the replacement of some rotten noards. The deck has now been cleaned but I am having trouble indentifing what the timber it is.It looks a bit…Continue

Applying maintenance coat of D1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Harrison Jun 21, 2015. 1 Reply

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 damage the oil? Basically what is the recommended 'drying…Continue

New Ipe installation advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Harrison Aug 16, 2014. 7 Replies

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, eg Deks Olje 1, after one year or not at all? Or what??Thanks.Continue

Removing old, failing decking 'paint'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harry Montana Dec 11, 2012. 8 Replies

Any advice on best way to remove what looks like decking paint from a deck, prior to re-treating. It is flaking off already so am considering wetting and scraping off, but is there a better way,…Continue

 

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Jeremy Bevan replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion Decking Timber Identification
"Good advice - thanks Karl "
Jul 20
Karl Harrison replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion Decking Timber Identification
"I recon you are right, it is in very bad shape, looks rather dangerous and to be honest if the image represents the quality of the timber I should possibly be condemned. What is the substructure like? If the structure is that bed then it should…"
Jul 20
Jeremy Bevan replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion Decking Timber Identification
"Unfortunately the client just wnats us to make good for the time being, otherwise I alsways recommend Ipe for new decks. Prob go for a softwood then althoug it willstick out like a sore thumb, prob best to Netrol clean the whole deck then to…"
Jul 19
Karl Harrison replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion Decking Timber Identification
"Wow that's some old timber, its probably pine of some sort but I couldn't be sure due to the rot and damage. Do you need to know so you can replace like for like? If you are creating another decking I would recommend using a hardwood, Ipe…"
Jul 19
Jeremy Bevan posted a discussion

Decking Timber Identification

I have a job to make good some existing decking including the replacement of some rotten noards. The deck has now been cleaned but I am having trouble indentifing what the timber it is.It looks a bit like hardwood but some sections are badly rotten, so maybe it's softwood?Confused.See pics attached.See More
Jul 18
Karl Harrison replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion Applying maintenance coat of D1
"Ensure at least 2 days of dry weather, soaked in and completely dry before use. Do use Prep Deck to strip and then neutralise with Net Trol, allow to dry before oiling... this will provide the best results and allow the oil to fully penetrate the…"
Jun 21, 2015
Jeremy Bevan posted a discussion

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 damage the oil? Basically what is the recommended 'drying time' before rain can not cause damage?See More
Jun 11, 2015
Karl Harrison replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion New Ipe installation advice
"Cupping is due mainly to 2 factors. 1. The way the board has been cut from the log, tangentially or flat sawn (99% of decking) is where you will see the most movement and 1/4 cut has almost no movement. The cost of 1/4 creates lots of waste and…"
Aug 16, 2014
Mark Hennell, Turtle Productions replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion New Ipe installation advice
"Hi Jeremy We've just put our first Ipe deck down and, with Amy's post above, found two boards starting to cup within days following the recent heat-wave we've had in the UK. We solved the problem by soaking the board (it then laid…"
Aug 16, 2014
Amy O'Hara replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion New Ipe installation advice
"It's not consistent, but here in the States (where ipe is wildly popular) we're hearing more and more contractors telling us they're sealing all four sides of the planks before installation.  The thinking is that the planks…"
Jul 3, 2014
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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, eg Deks Olje 1, after one year or not at all? Or what??Thanks.See More
Jun 26, 2013
Jeremy Bevan replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion New Ipe installation advice
"Thomas A very helpful and comprehensive post - Thank you very much! Jeremy "
May 24, 2013
Thomas Rathbone replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion New Ipe installation advice
"Hi Jeremy Sorry its taken a while to reply to your question, been frantically busy, This is very much a personal thing and will come down to what the client wants. What you will find with Ipe, is that it will weather very quickly, starting…"
May 24, 2013
Jeremy Bevan replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion New Ipe installation advice
"Thanks Karl"
May 15, 2013
Karl Harrison replied to Jeremy Bevan's discussion New Ipe installation advice
"I prefer to oil my decks, you don't have too but it does offer a good level of protection and makes the timber look great, the best oil is certainly Owatrol and D1 or perhaps D1 Pro. I would have a chat with Thomas…"
May 14, 2013
Karl Harrison liked Jeremy Bevan's discussion New Ipe installation advice
May 14, 2013

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At 9:55 on March 14, 2012, Karl Harrison said…

Hi Jeremy

Thank you for joining The Decking Network. I hope you find this site informative and full of decking information, your contributions towards design, materials and decking are most welcome, enjoy your stay.

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