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Background

We specialise in providing the highest quality decking and landscape maintenance services to commercial and residential clients based in and around the Staffordshire region which include:

  • Deck design
  • Site preparation (including drainage where required)
  • Deck construction.
  • Timber sleeper Steps
  • A wide range of balustrades supplied and fitted
  • Planters designed to suit your requirements
  • Benches and seating designed and fitted
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Recessed lighting
  • Consultation
  • Site Visit
  • Advice
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Frequently asked questions

We've provided answers below to the most common questions that our customers ask. We hope that you find these useful but if you have a question that you don't see answered here please get in touch and we'll endeavour to provide that information.

What is the best timber for decking?

There are no hard and fast rules that determine the best timber for your decking.

Timber boards - We supply both soft and hardwood boards. They are cheaper than the alternative composite boards and offer a more natural feel although requiring a higher level of maintenance input than composite boards.

Composite boards - Composite boards are totally water and rot proof and resistant to mould and fungi. They can be easily cleaned using a pressure washer or brushing with soapy water. Composite boards are unrivalled for durability and will last for years. They are also splinter free and slip resistant with a realistic wood grain effect finish.

How environmentally friendly are your products?

Unlike most construction materials, wood comes from renewable sources. All our softwoods come from Europe where the area of productive forest is increasing every year.

Hardwood or softwood?

Either.

That said the majority of decks are constructed using treated softwood as it is more freely available, more cost-effective and easier to work. Hardwoods are less common, more difficult to work and require more maintenance.

Hardwoods come from deciduous, broadleaved trees while softwoods come from coniferous, evergreen trees. Hardwoods are generally classified as being naturally durable without treatment whereas softwoods must be treated. Not all hardwoods however, are suitable for decking.

Is there any colour variation with decking?

There is always some colour variation between one piece of wood and another depending upon the relative proportions of hardwood and sapwood in each piece. Colours will also fade when exposed to the elements, initially turning a warm brown before ultimately ending in a natural silver colour.

How much do your services cost?

The cost of an installation is dependent upon so many variables: site preparation, size, complexity of design etc so it would be impractical for us to talk figures without seeing the site and understanding your requirements & expectations.

With our considerable experience we are usually able to suggest ways and means of satisfying your requirements within your available budget.

What about maintenance of decking?

Decks are there to be enjoyed and we try to design all our decks so they require the minimum of maintenance.

We recommend decking is brushed regularly to remove any debris that has fallen on it throughout the year and at least once a year given a more thorough clean. Proprietary cleaners are available to remove staining.

The original oil finish that we use on softwoods will weather and become less effective over time and the colour of the timber will begin to fade more rapidly. This fading can be countered to some extent by applying a further oil coat every second year. Hardwoods will need to be oiled more frequently in order to maintain their colour.

Depending on the wood we recommened oiling every 6 to 12 months. If no treatment is applied hardwood will fade to the same colour as softwood.

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Business Terms

The statements below define the terms and conditions when entering into a contract with Decc-King. By entering into agreement with Decc-King, and/or employees/agents of Decc-King you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this contract.

  1. Any personal data that you share with ourselves, whether through the feedback forms/e-mail addresses available on this website or in a non-digital context, will NOT be shared, sold or divulged with any third-party outside of ourselves unless in compliance with the written request of a lawful authority.
  2. We hate spam and unwanted communications almost as much as you do and we promise that you won't receive unsolicited e-mail messages, phone calls or similar communications from ourselves. Any communications you do receive from ourselves will solely be in relation to enquiries you may have made and/or current project work that we are undertaking on your behalf.
  3. You agree that Decc-King and its agents, employees and third-party contractors cannot be held liable for any software viruses, trojans, worms or other similar destructive electronic agents that may arise due to your choice of browsing and e-mail software that you may use to access content on this website
  4. You agree that services commissioned between yourself and Decc-King shall be governed by the law of England and Wales and to submit any disputes that may arise under this Agreement to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Notwithstanding anything in these conditions providing to the contrary neither Decc-King nor the client shall be liable to each other for loss or damage arising from Acts of State, trade disputes, civil commotion, fire, force majeure, Acts of God or other circumstances beyond the control of either party
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