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Biophilic Bedroom Design by Oliver Heath using Shou Sugi Ban.

I’d love to sleep in this Bedroom set designed by Oliver Heath and sponsored by Interface Hospitality. Oliver and I met at the show and he talked me through his ideas and re-search…

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Added by Venetia Harrison on December 2, 2015 at 14:26 — No Comments

Decking Balustrade Options

A balustrade makes the perfect finishing touch to any decked area. There are a number of different balustrade systems on the market, but broadly speaking, the most popular options seem to be wood and glass/metal.

Which is the better of these two choices? It all depends on the effect that you're aiming to achieve.

Glass Balustrade 7

glass balustrade…

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Added by Sian Lewis on November 20, 2015 at 12:45 — No Comments

Composite Decking around 2 sides of the property

Our design of the week is two sections of Resortdeck Composite Decking to be built flushed to the large windows surrounding two sides of the property.

The customer required a decking area for their outdoor living space which surrounds two sides of the property. With a number of large windows in place we designed the decking to be installed flushed to the bottom level of the windows creating a uniform look throughout.…

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Added by Elite Outdoor Living on November 18, 2015 at 15:17 — No Comments

Steton Thicknesser planer 530 i for sale

 I have a brilliant heavy duty Thicknesser Planer made by Steton. We bought it off the Wood working shop next door to us when they closed down.

We thought we would have use for it but not really something we use... We did have the whole thing overhauled, and spent over £1000 having a full service, new gear box, motor, digital; read out.... a long list never the less.

This would be perfect in your workshop and much cheaper than the new machine at well over…

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Added by Karl Harrison on November 3, 2015 at 15:16 — No Comments

Elite Outdoor Living Triumphs at 2015 Chamber Awards

SMUK Solutions is celebrating after being crowned North West Small Business of the Year in the regional heats of the National Chamber Awards 2015.

The Chamber Awards, now in its 12th year, are a highlight of the business calendar, showcasing…

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Added by Elite Outdoor Living on October 6, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Futurescape Event 2015

FutureScape will be opening its doors to the landscaping industry on Tuesday 17th November at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey. The event is a must for landscapers, designers and architects throughout the…

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Added by Venetia Harrison on September 16, 2015 at 8:48 — No Comments

Hardwood Cladding by Exterpark

Crisp lines and interesting shapes in this contemporary design of a Japanese building. The Architects choice of Cumaru is initially a stark contrast against the background of…

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Added by Venetia Harrison on September 16, 2015 at 8:19 — No Comments

The only solution globally to offer a complete deck over membrane system

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT BUILDING A DECK OVER A WATERPROOF MEMBRANE? THEN THERE ARE A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT FACTORS TO CONSIDER.

There are a number of solutions in the market for installing a deck over a waterproof membrane and all vary in cost and effectiveness. It is…

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Added by Elite Outdoor Living on September 15, 2015 at 13:22 — No Comments

Balcony Transformation Using Composite Decking and Glass Balustrade

CREATING A COMPLETE OUTDOOR LIVING SOLUTION

Location: London, UK

Products: QWICKBUILD Sub-Structure

RESORTDECK Composite Decking

Frameless Glass Balustrade

Download Case Study: …

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Added by Elite Outdoor Living on August 14, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

Millboard Decking comes to Australia!

We are excited to announce that Millboard Composite Decking is now available in Australia!

To celebrate we have launched a new Australian website http://www.millboarddeck.com.au where you can keep up to date with the latest aussie Millboard projects including several major public works like the beautiful installation below.…

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Added by Joshua G on August 7, 2015 at 3:25 — No Comments

How to renovate your deck the easy way

If you are considering renovating your existing deck here’s some tips to achieve great results

When renovating your decking area the most important factors to consider before starting the project are:

– Working with what you have

–…

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Added by Elite Outdoor Living on June 22, 2015 at 15:28 — No Comments

We are Made In Britain

SMUK Solutions Ltd has been successfully accredited the Made In Britain marque for their bespoke balustrade systems and composite decking solutions.

Lancashire based SMUK’ sister company Elite Balustrade Systems has been…

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Added by Elite Outdoor Living on June 11, 2015 at 11:02 — No Comments

TIMBER Vs ECODECKING: How do I take care of my composite deck?

It’s that time of the year again: you are firing up the BBQs and spending time in the summer…

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Added by Elite Outdoor Living on June 9, 2015 at 8:13 — No Comments

Don't make these 6 common installation mistakes!

USE THE FOLLOWING TIPS AND YOUR COMPOSITE DECKING WILL LOOK GREAT FOR YEARS

Composite decking is installed differently to traditional timber decking. …

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Added by Elite Outdoor Living on June 3, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Burnt Timber and Corton Steel Material Combinations

Corten steel... Weathered copper... cost a fortune, our ceramic tiles look exactly the same at a fraction of the cost...We supply the entire range of Caesar Ceramic tiles for interior and exterior... why…

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Added by Venetia Harrison on April 7, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Extending a Victorian Property with Shou Sugi Ban.

With burning timber I find it reflects the beach, Like the forever flowing waves making their own creations in the sand. I'm still not sure which is my favourite, but I'm certain Charred Cedar is one of my choice…

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Added by Venetia Harrison on February 25, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Essential Plate Edge-Clip for Pedestals

Possible the most essential part of the structure when constructing Caesar ceramic paving onto pedestals... “The Plate Edge Clip”.…

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Added by Venetia Harrison on February 24, 2015 at 11:20 — No Comments

Japanese Larch Decking - Dekki Decking

Karamatsudekki is our new Japanese larch decking, made here in the UK. Don't like the finish? what colour would you like because we have many more. …
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Added by Venetia Harrison on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Shou Sugi Ban.. A Never Ending Collection

I find most projects typically want something different to the last so there is always a modification, additional process, different oil or colour. The thing is with Yakisugi (the board,…

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Added by Venetia Harrison on January 26, 2015 at 13:21 — No Comments

A Helping Hand... for 2193 Air Cadets New Garden

Dear all Landscapers.

Before joining the Military I used to be in the Air Cadets, 2193 Sqn in Prestatyn, North Wales. They sent me flying so many times I lost count and not to mention the band and the very many great times I had – time for me to give something back…

Recently, the Sqn has had a £500 donation to go towards a garden renovation. We, at Exterior Decking, are going to donate, supply and…

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Added by Venetia Harrison on January 19, 2015 at 12:04 — No Comments

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