Frequently asked questions
Here are some commonly asked questions about the installation and upkeep of a timber deck. If you have any other questions, please contact us.
Isn’t timber decking expensive?
Not neccesarily. Compared to a stone patio, deck construction is much less labour intensive, which can represent savings that can be passed on to you.
How long will a timber deck last?
Decking is made from pressure treated timbers and should easily last for 20 years. Even the fixings we use are galvanised to protect them from the elements (and the deck from rust stains).
Is it difficult to maintain a deck?
No. They are virtually maintenance free, especially in comparison to a stone patio. It really only needs a rinse down every few months and a deck preservative (available from any DIY store) applied annually to stay in pristine condition.
My garden slopes away from the house. Can I still have a deck?
Definitely! This is one of the real advantages of timber decking. Because it is built over a frame, the lay of the underlying terrain is virtually irrelevant. So in place of a sloping garden, you will have a flat area on which to relax and entertain.
What other advantages does timber decking offer?
Apart from being long lasting and easy to maintain? Well, the design of the timber means that water drains quickly away after rain, making them less slippery and cleaner than stone.They also look good all year round, and they are much softer underfoot than a conventional patio.