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What is Shou Sugi Ban ®

Posted by Karl Harrison on March 5, 2019 at 9:00 0 Comments

What is Shou Sugi Ban ®... Manufactured in the UK not Japan...

Our exploration started around 2004 in a garden in Amersham, the smoke soared, the flames roared, the neighbours were annoyed and the street was covered in a dusting of black carbon. By design, by chance or a stroke of genius Shou-Sugi-Ban had been born in the UK.

There was nothing on the internet, we had barely just…


Choosing the right Hardwood Decking

Posted by Karl Harrison on April 13, 2017 at 12:04 0 Comments

Choosing the right decking or even getting the right advice may be a daunting task made very simple if you ask the right person the right questions. Yes one can propose additional works to your contractor or builder but this seldom proves the right choice... who has designed it, who has calculated the imposed loads for its intended use - is it cantilevered, if so, how much... is it safe... ? Which hardwood timber is best? Cheap is normally an indicator of a quick job that will won't…



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Pros and cons of the most popular wood deck materials

Started by Makris in Hardwood Timber Decking. Last reply by Karl Harrison Mar 20. 1 Reply

Some excellent tropical hardwood decking species that offer diverse look and splendid performance:AppearanceBending strength                Hardness          BenefitsIpe deck(Brazilian Walnut decking)An extremely dense wood casted with a deep rich…Continue

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Is teak deck as good as experts say?

Started by Makris in Decking Questions. Last reply by Karl Harrison Jun 29, 2018. 1 Reply

As a favorite among all tropical hardwood species, teak is considered a top choice when it comes to decking materials, endorsed by professionals. According to what I learn from this blog post about…Continue

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