Decking

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Decking for your garden often allows you to cover the same area as a patio but is normally raised above the garden, allowing some freedom from all the construction and preparation associated with concrete, mortar and paving slabs. 

The boards used are normally 'grooved' on one side for 'grip', however these grooves can sometimes restrict cleaning and 'the other side' or flat finish is preferred. Both finishes will require cleaning periodically and appear to offer the same traction underfoot when regularly maintained.

The area you're able to cover is not restricted in any way and when the structure is correct, can be set at a low level, elevated or used to bridge any size opening and remain structurally stable. There are many instances where decking is built to provide a balcony from a first floor that doesn't impede the ground floor albeit with minimal shading below.

One significant change to standard structures is the use of glass for the balustrade. This provides safety, as there are limited spaces unlike timber which has regular 'gaps' as timber newels would have.

The greatest benefit obviously are the uninterrupted views which you simply don't achieve with timber.

Is the glass safe? Absolutely, and with the addition of steel handrails if preferred, offer maximum strength.

For the majority of installations a seasoned grade of wood is available giving easily a 20 year lifespan and beyond. Venting is a must to retain the timber in good order and regular maintenance with a good quality preservative is essential, if the wood is to achieve its maximum life span.

There are different types of boards available both in softwood, hardwood and composite, all have their good points and costs vary according to the wood type, structure or grade.


Decking with Limestone paving and summer house

Decking Framework and Structure

The structure is vital to the longevity and is essential for the whole thing to remain stable throughout its life. By correctly building the framework you are substantially extending the use and lifespan which can incorporate regular stairs, steps, spiral stairs or any other configuration for access, as long as sufficient planning allows for all eventualities of stress at key areas.

The choice of design and the product itself can vary tremendously so certainly look at the short term uses and benefits, but also take into account the longer term effect of wear and use that a growing family will enjoy over the years.

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Newport Landscaping

28, Harlech Drive, Newport NP10 8QS, Gwent, Wales

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NP postcode areas covered for supply and fit

Abercarn,  Abergavenny,  Abertillery, Beachley, Blackwood, Blaenavon, Blaenau Gwent, Brynmawr, Caerleon, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Chepstow, Crickhowell, Crumlin,  Cwmbran, Cwmfelinfach, Ebbw Vale, Forest of Dean, Griffithstown, Hereford, Little Mill, Llandegveth, Magor, Monmouthshire, Newport, Pontllanfraith, Pontypool, Powys, Raglan, Redbrook, Rhymney, Risca, Sedbury, Torfaen, Tredegar, Underwood, Usk, Welsh Newton, Ynysddu.

CF postcode areas covered for supply and fit

Aberdare, Bargoed, Barry, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Ferndale, Hengoed, Llantwit Major, Maesteg, Merthyr Tydfil, Mountain Ash, Penarth, Pentre, Pontyclun, Pontypridd, Porth, Porthcawl, Rhoose, Sully, Tonypandy, Treharris, Treorchy.

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