Decking options vary, from the type of wood and the colour of the finish to the shape and style. We can guide you through the entire process from design and fitting to aftercare and maintenance if required. We are happy to finish your decking in stain, varnish or decking oil.
First of all, it’s essential to establish what your primary uses for the decking will be. If you would like to enjoy it as an alfresco dining space, then it’s crucial you have easy access from the kitchen. If you are going to use the area for relaxation and sunbathing, you need to consider if the positioning of the decking will maximise access to the sun. We advise an option for shade so you can enjoy it all year round. If you would like it as a play area for children, then safety should be paramount, we always make considerations for non-slip surfaces and railings. Critical factors of decking, aside from the choice of the materials, should include usage, easy access, positioning, sunlight, shade, safety, maintenance and drainage.
Garden Decking Materials
Decked areas are often made from wood. Hardwood decking is the most expensive but lasts longer and has a superior look. Softwood decking is a less expensive option but will not last as long and will require more maintenance. Millboard decking is a wood alternative, it looks like the real thing but is much easier to maintain and is long-lasting. Composite decking is a mixture of wood shavings and plastic which is long-lasting. Don’t worry, we can show you samples and guide you through the best options for you. We prefer to use FSC wood (Forest Stewardship Council), which meets the highest environmental and social standards.
Garden Decking Design Ideas
In terms of the overall design of the decking, you can be as creative as you want. From the size of the planks to the angles that they are laid. We can even cut out sections to allow for planting, which can add a splash of colour. We are even able to build decking around a tress if required. We can incorporate railings for safety and stairs for access into your design. Decking on different levels can also work well if you have a garden on an incline.
Garden Decking Maintenance
Once fitted and varnished, your decking will require little maintenance. It will require occasional cleaning and removal of moss or other growth. Every few years, your decking will require servicing in the form of pressure washing, sanding and then re-varnishing or oiling. In some instances, some of the screws may require tightening to prevent squeaking. We are even happy to service decking that was not fitted by us. Contact us for a quote on our decking maintenance services.
Garden Decking North London and London
Our London decking service can help make your decked area a place which you can enjoy and which is easy to maintain. With a range of materials to choose from, there is something to suit various budgets and tastes. We are happy to work with you to design your decked area. We can advise on safety features that may be required, and the type of finish you would like. If you are considering decking in your garden, please feel free to Contact us for an obligation free quote. Our decking service is available all over London and within the M25.