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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Top
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