Garden Decking North London
Competitive Prices for London Homes and Businesses
Decking Installation Experts
Real Wood Decking
Composite and Millboard Decking Options
If you are searching for Garden Decking North London, Acacia Gardens can help. We are a garden design and landscaping company operating throughout London with a focus on North London. Acacia Gardens is a decking installation company providing hardwood decking, softwood decking, millboard decking and composite decking for residential customers and businesses in London. Please contact us to discuss your Garden Decking in North London requirements.
Garden decking is a popular way to transform your garden and give it an instant facelift. It can turn a neglected garden into an entertainment space which can be enjoyed by all the family. Garden decking is perfect for alfresco dining or as a place to lounge and relax. Additionally, a decked area in your garden, will add value to your home and be an expense which is well worth your investment. Decking is also a great idea if you have a sloped or uneven garden, as a decked area can define different areas of your garden and help create a multi-level perspective.
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.
Garden Decking FAQs
Acacia Gardens has over 10 years of experience in the garden decking sector. Our fully trained and experienced carpenters can install both wood decking and composite decking. We know exactly the best materials to be used for exterior works and advise on warranty and reaction to weather elements. We have access to a range of quality timber and composite suppliers and are approved installers for many decking material companies.
This depends on the size of project, ground level (how raised should the finished level be?), type of materials and access. If you know your answers to these questions, we will be able to send you an approximate cost which usually will be confirmed with a site visit.
Garden decking is an investment. It might be best to go for deep treated soft wood, hardwood or ideally for a composite deck and frame as this will last much longer.
We install all types of garden decking both for homeowners and commercial projects such as bars, restaurants, clubs, schools, etc.
We will be able to bring a selection of samples during the consultation visit. However, an initial telephone consultation with one of our estimators would be essential before to determine the best samples to show you.
This really depends on the type of timber and where it comes from. We work with the best reputable suppliers in UK that have policies in place for both ethically sourced timber and causing lowest or no damage to environment.
Soft wood and hard wood decking should last 10-15 years but do require maintenance. Composite decking could last up to 25 years.
Every project is unique, we can provide advice both in design and the best decking to suit your garden design and budget.