One of our favourite materials to work with, gives a 25 year guarantee and no need to sand and re-stain each year!. We like to use Trex as our supplier as they are the market leaders in our experience.
Timber decking is a nice product to use if you prefer timber boards over composite, if looked after properly it will last many years, hardwood provides a bit more quality but softwoods good if you have a small budget.
Led deck lights are great for decking, they clip in the decking and sit flush with the top of the boards, there cheap to run and come in many different colours, or fit them with an rgb and they will change colour on there own.
Steps and end boards. Railings or balustrades are a must if your decks on a higher level for safety, there are many different types, timber, composite, glass panels or even a nice thick length of rope.
The subframe should be kept off the ground with geotextile laid underneath to stop weed growth, treated timber is normally used bolted to posts that are concreted in the ground.
If you have timber deck boards, oils or stain will prolong the life of the deck, some people use fence paint however we don’t recommend this as it wears of on foot traffic.
|Work Type||Average Price|
|Composite decking per m2 fitted||£140|
|Softwood decking per m2 fitted||£75|
|Hardwood decking per m2 fitted||£140|
|Underfoot deck LEDs per LED||£30|
|Timber balustrades per linear meter||£85|
|Please note: All above prices are a guide, as jobs will be priced individually.|
Trex composite decking is made form 95% recycled timber and plastic.
Yes, the frame should be kept off the ground to stop it rotting.
Composite decking has many advantages over timber; a 25 year guarantee for starters, whereas timber, won’t have one. Composite will only need a sweep now and again whereas timber will need sanding and treating almost every year. Most composite decks have hidden fixings so there no unsightly, rusting screw heads. If you were to spill red wine or something that stains it will ruin timber boards, however composite decking is far less porous and will not stain.