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One Sixty Restaurant opens in Smoke and Mystery... West Hampstead London.

One Sixty, "The Smoke House", welcomes all for the grand opening of what is set to be a smoking spectacular on Saturday 15th. American style smoke house food with a gastro twist, too many beers on draft to choose from and a great atmosphere.

Pete Lewis (cool designer) wanted a tactile wall covering that oozed "smoke house" and so covered the walls with burnt timber,…

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Added by Karl Harrison on March 13, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Latest Decking News for Exterpark Elondo… worldwide

Latest Decking News for Exterpark Elondo… worldwide

Great Decking News as Exterpark Hardwood Decking was the specifiers choice for this massive 5000 + sq m project.

There are some great project designers and especially governments that really know how to make the right decision when it comes to choosing what materials to use when a huge landscaping…

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Added by Karl Harrison on March 11, 2014 at 20:01 — No Comments

Hardwood Decking Installer in Hertfordshire

Exciting times lay ahead for Exterpark Hardwood Decking. The recent launch of our “Approved Exterpark Installer” program has seen another member get signed up today.

 

 

Our CONGRATULATIONS go out to Richard Bickler of “…

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Added by Karl Harrison on February 28, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Hardwood flooring inside, Decking outside, supplied in Amersham.

The best choice for hardwood flooring

So what is the best choice for hardwood interior flooring? I guess it has to be based on the colour and grain to start with and then onto the width and length. The most common timber for interior hardwood flooring has to be Oak, don’t let this be a show stopper as there are many others, Ash and Elm for…

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Added by Karl Harrison on February 26, 2014 at 21:30 — No Comments

Guernsey Decking material supply and installation

Supplying Hardwood decking from Guernsey and looking after the channel island is a great shop in Les Frieteaux, St Martin, called Greg Forino Flooring.

Attention to detail with a fabulous display of too many brands of flooring to mention, although, the star of the show has to be the Exterpark brand decking.

Quite often clients ask for flooring for an extension or new conservatory and once they have chosen their…

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Added by Karl Harrison on February 8, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

I hate decking…Are you really bothered, it’s only decking!

I hate decking…Are you really bothered, it’s only decking!

The look and feel of you decking from the clients concept and understanding needs to be at the forefront of the design.

Whilst there are many ways to mechanically fix your deck board to the timber frame or substructure; I would be concerned with the best fixing, budget and expected longevity rather…

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Added by Karl Harrison on January 18, 2014 at 23:38 — No Comments

BBC 2 TV show talks rubbish about decking...shame on you

Great British Garden Revival, BBC2 Lawns and Tropical

Whilst stood in a field Dr Stephen Head delivered his utter nonsense whilst having a…

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Added by Karl Harrison on January 10, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

The sharpest decking from Kebony... TOG Japanese knives

So we find ourselves in this blog taking a slice from the ordinary and creating something quite unique. Imagine if you will; a material so simple that has been used for decking for years, a modified timber product that has undergone a process almost unbelievable.

Kebonization, the process from which there…

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Added by Karl Harrison on January 5, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments

What is High End Decking?

What is High End decking?

High End decking is the correct use of appropriate timber materials, creatively designed and expertly constructed with the needs of the client the priority. It’s not about the most expensive materials but is about how the materials are used. High End is about managing the clients every expectation and providing a well-managed…

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Added by Karl Harrison on December 22, 2013 at 17:35 — No Comments

Hardwood Timber Decking, where does it come from?

Hardwood Timber Decking, where does it come from?

I may be right, dare I suggest that the majority of clients that request a hardwood deck assume that they are all the same – after all they are all called Hardwood “aren’t they”? in short folks - nope.

South America for, Ipe – Cumaru – Kurupay -Massaranduba

Africa,…

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Added by Karl Harrison on December 7, 2013 at 20:56 — No Comments

More than just timber in your garden

More than just timber in your garden…

Your fence, cladding, decking, pergola is a living breathing part of your design. Come away from simply using the standards off the shelf. There are far more timbers to choose from and so many techniques to use. Change the colour, scrape, bleach or sandblast are just some of the techniques you could consider to make your…

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Added by Karl Harrison on November 20, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Understanding a decking specification... a contractors point of view

Timber decking, a specification from another world…

“Now, I want a decking board that is durable and very hard, perhaps Ipe. I would like it very light in colour, in fact the colour must homogenous across all boards. It should be 25 mm thick; the width needs to be 225 mm as it will then match the interior flooring. I require the terrace to be completed in 5.1m…

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Added by Karl Harrison on November 12, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

The Carbonised Range by Millboard, Ember and Charred Oak

Millboard composite decking is the best choice for quality long lasting decking, Non-slip, durable and colour fast. Nonslip is certainly an important factor when choosing the right composite and Millboard is a leader in Non-slip composite decking. Millboard has expanded its collection and created the “Carbonised”…

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Added by Karl Harrison on October 19, 2013 at 17:22 — No Comments

Jarrah Composite Decking by Millboard

Millboard composite decking is certainly a great choice for the better quality decking, Lastane…

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Added by Karl Harrison on October 13, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 Timber and Decking

I watch the Flower show at Chelsea perhaps all for the wrong reasons, I look for the timber and how it’s designed into the structure of the garden. The quality, the cut, the fixing and the many techniques as to how it is used…

Joe swift ambled through Trailfinders Australian Garden designed by Philip Johnson - what a garden. Chelsea…

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Added by Karl Harrison on May 20, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Which Hardwood Decking should I choose for a light coloured timber?

Which Hardwood Decking should I choose for a light coloured timber?

The best Hardwood Decking I would choose for a light coloured timber would have to be from a selection of timbers that have proven to be suitable for use as decking. There are many more botanical species of exotic timber to choose from than…

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Added by Karl Harrison on April 21, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Can you guess which hardwood timber is which?

Hey, we we recently asked to provide samples of all of our lightest shade hardwood decking timbers...

Can you guess what they are...

Ipe, Massaranduba, Teak, Doussie, Wenge, Afromosa, Idigbo, Tali, Elondo, Taperyba, Cumaru, Balau…

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Added by Karl Harrison on April 18, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Custom made Bespoke furniture and Walk in Wardrobes, Chiswick, London

Wyndham Design Custom Made Furniture and Walk in Wardrobes Chiswick, London

 

Wyndham Design offer a full consultancy, design and custom furniture manufacturing…

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Added by Karl Harrison on March 17, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Millboard Composite Decking Manual, Brochure

The Composite decking brochure by Millboard that’s been eagerly awaited is now out, a hefty book rather than a manual but nevertheless contains all elements to create a beautiful looking and quality deck. With advanced technology they have created slip resistances that stand up to the vigour’s…

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Added by Karl Harrison on March 5, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

How to get the most from your Decking Network

Hello Decking Installers, Designers, Landscapers and Material Suppliers

Did you know that a complete profile is 86% more likely to attract business proposals than one that is not? We wanted to let you know that The Decking Network gives you complete control over your profile information by allowing you to customize…

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Added by Karl Harrison on March 3, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

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