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

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

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Help! My Garden Landscaping has gone Wrong

Help! My Garden Landscaping has gone Wrong This is what you need to do if you think your garden landscaping or decking project hasn’t been installed correctly. “My garden floods, my patio holds water, my wall is not level, the render is coming off the wall, the gaps in my decking are massive, my deck … Read more

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Independent Decking Expert Witness Case Study

Independent Decking Expert Witness Case Study An Independent Expert Witness report was required… In this instance, the client had commissioned a ‘carpenter’ to design a construct a composite decking terrace in their back garden. During the works, the client started to have doubts about the quality of the work being carried out. It didn’t look … 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

Where have all the decking supplies gone

Decking materials, where are they?

The UK decking market 2021 – Where have all the decking materials gone? Timber Where have all the decking materials gone? Materials at source, that’s from Scandinavia, the USA, Canada, Russia, China, Asia, Indonesia are still being produced and trees are still growing in well-managed forests. The trees are being felled and sent to their … Read more