Decking Advice

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Do I need decking balustrade ?

Do I need decking balustrade? Building Regulations say when a balustrade has to be fitted to your decking. It’s there for your safety as it prevents you from falling off when the decking platform is too high. Balustrades can also form handrails when walking up and down stepped elements of the deck or garden. When … Read more

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London Penthouse Decking Terrace

London Penthouse Decking Terrace This London rooftop sits like the crown jewels aloft the Corinthia apartments penthouse. A magnificent property with an exterior that befits its ambassadorial interior. The views allow almost all the landmark views London has to offer. In the region of 100 tonnes of podium landscape materials were curated and professionally landscaped … Read more

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Deck building guidelines regulations and best practice

The best way to build a deck The best way to build a decking structure is to know that your deck is being built correctly. By using the correct materials and the best industry-standard construction you can be rest assured it will last. The deck-building guidelines, regulations and best practices have been adopted by the … Read more

Choose a professional decking installer

How to choose a Professional Decking Installer

How to choose a Professional Decking Installer Choose a professional decking installer Choosing a professional decking installer is vital to the success of your new deck and one that protects your investment. Professional decking installers are specialists in exactly that, they only concern themselves with decking. Some Landscaping companies specialise in decking design and installation … Read more

Pro Installers Schemes for decking professionals

Approved Decking Installer Schemes

Approved Decking Installers Schemes UK The vast majority of decking manufacturers will have professional decking installer schemes. These schemes are a way of ensuring that the contractors they recommend to install their decking are providing a professional service and installing the materials properly. Are they good for business? Yes, getting an endorsement from the manufacturer … Read more

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Creating a curved Trex deck

Creating a curved Trex deck This project is all about creating a curved composite Trex deck. The clients had recently acquired their new build home with a large terraced garden. After moving in they quickly realised they wanted a space in their garden to sit and relax or even party… In search of a decking … Read more

JJH Construction install Trex Composite Decking

JJH Construction install Trex Composite Decking

Using a TrexPro installer JJH construction install Trex Composite Decking and are a recognised TrexPro Gold installer. That is exactly why this client contacted Jeff through the Trex website. Choosing to use a TrexPro like JJH Construction will ensure your new Trex decking will last decades because it’s warrantied for 25 years. Trex Signature® Balustrade … Read more

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Designing a new composite deck

Designing a new composite deck in Amersham Karl Harrison is a decking designer and his main focus is the correct design for the whole structure. He designs Composite Prime, Ecodek, Millboard and TREX decking projects based in Amersham. Since 2002 Karl has been fascinated by the lack of regulation and correct construction of decking structures. … Read more

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Covid contractors are NOT CONTRACTORS

Covid contractors are NOT CONTRACTORS. To all customers about to embark on a new garden decking or Landscaping project. It is unfortunate that many people have lost their jobs due to Covid 19. Its also unfortunate that some of these people think they can simple offer their services as professional decking installers or Professional Landscapers. … Read more

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UK Timber Market Update by Brooks Bros (UK) Ltd

UK Timber market update For those in the UK timber market and wishing for an update then read on folks. Regulation, imports, availability and landed stock is here, courtesy of Brooks Bros ltd   Balau – Slow coming out of the Far East The main issue thus far has been a delay in shipments from … Read more

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Decking Network Seminar with APL leads the way

Decking Network Seminar with APL leads the way The APL is the UK’s leading organisation for Professional Landscapers. Since its inception in 1995 it has led the way in creating standards for correct construction in Landscaping. The Associations of professional Landscapers leads the way in landscaping having the only written codes of practice. This includes … Read more

The best decking designer in Swansea

The best decking designer in Swansea

The best decking designer in Swansea Simon Thomas Deck design is a formidable talent based in Swansea. A champion of TREX and an expert deck designer and builder. He has recently won the Award for Innovation by Arbordeck® for the Gower Road project, another to add to his shelf of accolades. Building a deck with … Read more

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Composite Prime Extra Wide Decking by 2LG Studio

Composite Prime Extra Wide Decking by 2LG Studio A London garden with London decking Beautifully designed exterior space with decking by Composite Prime. A London project, a London garden and a London design by a London company 2LG Studio. The best colour for composite decking There are far too many colours and that’s before we … Read more

Decking in Yasu Shiga

Decking in Yasu Shiga (野洲市)  the ultimate in relaxing spaces

Decking in Yasu Shiga (野洲市)   Zenjiro Hashimoto a Landscape Artisan, thinks likes the gods and designs gardens to make you feel you are in heaven. His focus flows past the normal and rests with what seems like perfection. The way he cuts his timber, the chisel on the stone and the planting that all … Read more

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Decking latest design fashion

Decking latest design fashion “Decking latest design fashion” conjures a cacophony of brain storming concepts; it sets the stage for all to follow in its wake This carefully considered montage of the very latest in designer decking on display is certain to wow the judges. Designed by a leading expert, the style is like the … Read more

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How to post an article on The Decking Network

How to post an article on The Decking Network Have you got pictures of a decking project you’ve installed? Want thousands of possible clients to see them? Perfect, put them on The Decking Network and people will find your website. Here is a step by step guide on how to add your own work to … Read more

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Garden Design and Landscaping advice for Self-build projects

Garden Design and Landscaping advice for Self-build projects Use a professional for advice Whilst you may be using smaller subcontractors or even attempting the build yourself it does pay dividends to see the assistance of a professional Garden Designer. You may find someone suitable in the Association of Professional Landscapers. Get your garden designed before … Read more

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Swimming Pool Millboard Decking Installation in Kingston

Swimming Pool Millboard Decking Installation in Kingston In this garden, the clients already had a swimming pool surrounded with timber decking. Over time the decking had started to go rotten and needed a professional’s attention. The clients got in touch with London Decking and booked a site survey. Upon initial site inspection, London Decking confirmed … Read more

Arbordeck Awards 2021 at Futurescape

Arbordeck Awards 2021 at Futurescape

This year the Arbordeck Awards were held at the Futurescape exhibition in ExCel London. These awards are all about finding and showcasing the very best professional decking installations over the last 12 months. Entries are unlimited and free and this year has been more competitive than ever before. Best small Trex® deck This Category is … Read more

Best decking joist tape to protect your decking

Best decking joist tape to protect

Best decking joist tape to protect Using “Decking Tape” to protect your joists Decking Tape has been for years and it’s here to stay. It is a sensible option that ensures maximum protection for your timber joists. It doesn’t matter which structural grading you use or the treatment class of the timber.  By correctly applying … Read more

UK Finals decking APL World Skills

Decking at the APL World Skills UK

Decking at the APL World Skills UK Decking at World Skills is an important component to a detailed and complex structure that the Apprentices must create. This being part of a whole garden landscaping scheme. The design details are exact and so is the judging. It’s a global competition too, as long as your country … Read more