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Tips and Ideas for your new deck

Tips and Ideas for your new deck How to choose the right deck boards This is an informative collection of helpful Tips and Ideas for your new deck. The right decking boards are the products that you like the look and feel of. You may wish to consider the warranty and the maintenance requirements. There … Read more

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Decking design Ideas for Hardwood decking

Decking design Ideas for Hardwood decking The best ideas for your decking will come from the other elements of your garden, well parts of it anyway. Most hardwood decking terraces are to enhance the useability of your garden space. Whether you need more space for seating, relaxing or somewhere to BBQ. Hardwood decking can suit … Read more

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Slippery decks is a slippery subject

Slippery decks is a slippery subject Do you think slippery decks is a slippery subject? I do and here’s why. In my last 20 years I have seen a large proportion of timber decking products. They claim to do everything to prevent you from slipping but in actual fact do the opposite. How to make … Read more

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Questions for your garden deck 

Questions for your garden deck  Questions a designer may ask before proposing a decking solution When you have decided to ask decking companies for a quotation for a new deck you are going to be asked as series of questions. You can wait until the meeting or you could prepare a list of answers prior … Read more

Garden decking maintenance tips

Garden decking maintenance tips

Garden decking maintenance tips Garden decking maintenance tips, from experts, will keep your wood or composite decking looking its best all year. Your decking platform is in your garden, outside and is subject the all of the elements from the weather. The UK has temperature of a sweltering plus 40°C to a freezing cold minus … Read more

how to get a decking quotation

How do I get a decking quote

How do I get a decking quote Do you ask yourself “How do I get a decking quote”, “who do I ask”, “What’s involved”…? This is an introduction to explain some of the processes involved to help you streamline the early stages of your decking project. Decking builders in my area Decking projects are usually … Read more

Can I have a fire pit on my decking?

Can I have a fire pit on my decking?

Can I have a fire pit on my decking? Of course, you may have a fire pit anywhere you like, where you put it is entirely up to you. Whether it should be there is totally different question. Modern gas fires or fires that use a liquid to produce flames are usually acceptable. These sorts … Read more

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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

Garden Landscaping advice Selfbuild

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