When should you replace your decking?

Old and rotten decking should be replaced

When should you replace your decking? You can usually tell when decking is no longer fit for purpose when your foot goes through it. Hopefully it doesn’t get to that stage, but that is exactly what happened in this case. The clients have small children and a dog so this decking needed replacing pronto.

old rotten decking

From here they knew they needed some expert advice and looked to google. Quickly finding The Decking Network they learnt what their new decking options could be and who could help them. They got in touch with Karl Harrison Landscapes Ltd; Karl quickly got back in touch to arrange a site visit. While there Karl was able to offer advise as well as accurately measure up in order to put a quote together.

Composite decking samples

Karl also left them with a range of composite decking samples so they could decide which material they preferred. They chose the Millboard Enhanced Grain Smoked Oak for its soft non-slip nature. Karl is an approved millboard decking installer and has been for the last 15 years. They’re also a part of The APL (Association of Professional Landscapers) which filled the clients with trust they found the right professional for them.

Raised Millboard Decking Installation Windsor

From here Karl was able to quote for the replacement decking, he also offered a few solutions for balustrade. The height of the decking is 780mm so by law it needs to have balustrade to meet part K of the current Building Regulations. This was custom made on site using Accoya wood supplies by James Latham. Accoya is a modified timber warrantied for 50 years outside. This was painted with a light grey RAL 7044 that the client chose to soften the surroundings. Karl paired this with stainless steel cable alongside some screens to offer instant privacy in the new space.

accoya balustrade with sta-lok cables

The clients love their new safe space and even more now the Millboard decking is warrantied for 25 years. Recycled plastic posts were also used so this raised structure isn’t going anywhere, it certainly wont rot.

Credits and Further information

Completed                                 2020

Client                                          Private

Design and Installation          Karl Harrison Landscapes Ltd

Location                                     Windsor

Suppliers                                    Country Supplies

Lathams Ltd


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