|We are a fully professional
and insured company and take great pride in creating top quality
decks. All our designs meet and exceed strict building regulations
to produce decks which feel solid and will be safe for children
A wooden deck will last for many years if properly designed and
constructed. Wood is a natural product, however, and will expand
and contract when exposed to rain and the sun. Careful planning
and attention to construction detail will ensure that many of
the common problems found on other decks are avoided.
We select high grade timber, usually redwood, since it has excellent
natural preservative properties. Another option is the use of
pressure treated softwood. The timber is injected with a copper
based preservative called Tanalin to prolong the life of the wood,
and is an excellent alternative to the more expensive hardwoods.
We fit the boards bark side down, since boards curl as they age,
and if fixed upside down, form cups for water to sit in and cause
Water is the main cause of premature decay in wooden decking.
Wherever water collects, we use features to let the water escape
and moisture evaporate.
Concrete footings are sloped so that water runs away and structural
posts do not sit in puddles and rot.
We use only metal fittings which are heavily galvanised to prevent
rust. Deck boards are screwed in place (not nailed) to
stop warping and nails working loose as the wood ages. All screw
holes are pre-drilled to protect the wood from splitting and to
give a better finish. Details such as these mean that your deck
will last longer and look better, and give many years trouble