We can design and install large or small areas of single or multi-staged decking, according to your requirements, and to suit style and budget. We comply with Building Control Regulations throughout.
A successful deck has the majority of the work and the cost incorporated into a substantial sub-structure that is essential for it to be safe and for it to last. We construct our decks in exactly the same way as a suspended wooden floor in a domestic property, using timber joists and noggins of the correct size and at the correct spacings to ensure there is no twisting, warping or bounce. Steps can be incorporated into the design if required. The framework is attached to large timber posts off the ground to ensure there is sufficient room for air movement in order to prevent damp and rot developing.
Balustrades of varying styles can be added for safety and can be traditional timber spindles, timber panels, wrought ironwork or even tempered glass. The finished surface, the decking itself, can be grooved or smooth softwood decking boards, softwood with anti-slip inserts, hardwood, or more modern composite boards which require less maintenance. Decking boards can be fitted with screws or hidden fixings for a superior finish.
There are various regulations pertaining to the construction of timber decking that the customer needs to be aware of and all of which we discuss at the planning and design stage of the process (see About > Technical Advice)
All the timber we use for the construction of our decks is pressure-treated for longer life expectancy but can be over-painted if desired.