This decking was built in Newport on Tay, looking across towards Dundee. The main structure is steel and was built and installed by a local blacksmith, everything above it is C24 structural timber with deck tape, the deck board is Trex Tiki Torch. The glass rail is by Balconette and instead of it being curved its faceted, we’ve been partners with Balconette now for almost 12 years.

Aberdeen Glass Railing and Trex decking

Aberdeen Glass Railing and Trex decking Trex decking in Aberdeen is an increasingly popular garden feature. To create a composite decking terrace provides a purpose in your garden, a place to site and relax. The Decking Network has interviewed a local decking designer, builder and Pro Trex installer based in Aberdeen. What’s your name, where … Read more

Acceptable limits of decking

Acceptable limits of decking

Acceptable limits of decking Introduction to decking limits The limitations of a decking board and the understanding of these limitations is vital to the success of the installation. The consideration here is to appreciate that there are various limits that sometimes get overlooked. What are the limitations of the decking board? What are the limitations … Read more

Curved Decking at The Tower of London

Curved Decking at The Tower of London

Superbloom Decking in the moat “Building a deck terrace for Her Majesty has to be one of the most prestigious proposals ever”… said Karl Harrison. Karl Harrison has designed and built some of the most expensive, complex and luxury decks there are… but nothing prepared him for this one. The Savoy, The Corinthia and countless … Read more

Brushed Accoya Decking with Zinc Panels

Brushed Accoya Decking with Zinc Panels

Brushed Accoya Decking with Zinc Panels Heavily brushed Accoya suspended over acid-etched zinc galvanised steel forms the decking structure at one end of the house.  In order to emphasise the detail within the timber, Karl chose wide deck boards secured with hidden fittings.  Over time this timber will weather to a silvery grey. This will … Read more

Decking Seminar at The Landscape Show

Decking seminar at The Landscape Show The UK’s leading Landscaping trade event is dedicated to Landscapers, qualified garden designers, landscape architects, and architects. It is a platform to network and source industry-leading products to use in Landscaping. Hey “Decking Folk” this is for you… A gathering of like-minded Professionals all under one roof. What’s not … 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

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

How to maintain Ipe decking before pic

Repairing a decking disaster

Repairing a decking disaster This garden project was initially completed a few years ago by others. The client decided the space needed some professional maintenance; they also wanted to make some additions to the area. One of the main focal points of this project is the decking. This beautiful hardwood ipe was installed with inadequate … Read more

Composite decking replacement in London

Composite decking replacement in London

Composite decking replacement in London This isn’t the first time Karl has been called in to look at a composite deck gone wrong – unfortunately, it probably isn’t the last either. You can see from the before pictures that this deck was in poor condition. This was installed two and a half years ago, and … Read more