Timber Decking & Patio Decking Advice
Decking allows us to extend our home and create from our garden man made patios and decks in timber. This is made from quality redwood generally Scandinavian, there are a range of decking profiles, handrail, spindles, posts and postcaps. The building timber is generally tanalised which is a preservative for timber. This extends the life of the wood by reducing the decay and helping to prevent insect attack.
Having a beautiful decking area can transform your garden and increase the usage through all the different seasons. Theo’s Timber Ltd offers various decking boards and decking supplies that will enable you to build a deck that will be stable and safe for use in your garden.
Installing a timber deck is easy and durable and it offers a safe way of crossing the boundary between the indoor and outdoor space. The softwood decking that we offer is fully treated using preservatives to increase their life span.
How to create a deck
– Draw a plan of the area of your garden where you want to position the deck allowing for sunlight, shade etc.
– Remember to allow for correct spans between joists, then plan the correct fixings remembering that the deck is tanalised so please use rustproof nails or screws. Screws are better as they last longer.
– Next check the site, clear away debris. If necessary mark out area to help see what the deck could look like. Remember there are weed control products out there for under your deck.
– From this point onwards please contact a competent builder or decking person and we will help to provide the correct material you require for this site.
Types of timber decking boards
We offer a wide range of pressure treated, kiln-dried European redwood and also softwood boards such as:
- Dual profile deck boards: These boards are of top quality and they have heavy grooves on one side while the other side has needle grooves. These boards are trendy and have been in demand for so long.
- Single profile deck boards: The deck boards are of the highest quality with heavy grooves on one side while the other side comes with a smooth planed finish.
Best wood for timber decking
Pressure treated softwood is the most common material used for decking since it is easily available and pocket-friendly. Although softwood is the most common material, there are other options out there as well.
- Hardwood: Hardwood has one advantage over softwood and that is the life span. Most softwood boards a 15-year life span in service. Hardwoods like Yellow Balau can last up to 50 years. It’s more colourful and has a natural appearance which makes it stand out.
- Thermowood: It is available in various types such as Thermopine, Thermoash and ThermoIroko. Thermowood is made through a thermal process that makes it have more stability than a decking board.
- Accoya: Produced from a fast-growing timber put through a chemical process to modify it. The result of this chemical process is a stable and long-life span timber.
Decking is faster to install than a patio and is not that different from installing an indoor wooden floor. Using pressure treated timber will enable you to achieve the best deck that will last for long. In case you already have a patio installed, you can use it as a great foundation for the new deck.
Your decking can be done in different designs, based on what design you want and your level of skill. Chevron designs are complicated but are among the most impressive designs. Horizontal and diagonal designs will not be challenging to install. At Theo’s Timber Ltd, we also offer decking fixings, decking joints, composite decking boards and decking balustrading.
To purchase decking boards or any other decking supplies you can do it online by checking our website or call us to place your order.
Benefits of choosing Theo’s Timber Ltd
We offer a variety range of decking boards and supplies at a lower price.
- Place your orders comfortably with a click of your phone and our experienced customer service will be there to respond to you.
- Be assured of safety in your garden with safely installed decks.
To learn about other decking options, call us on 0161 834 6789 to see how we can help transform your garden.
Alternatively, Contact us here and we’ll be happy to provide more information or answer any questions.