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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will my deck need building regulations or planning permission?

A. This is unlikely unless your deck is on a first floor elevation or on a listed building. We will advise you and will apply for planning or building regulations if necessary.

Q. Once the deck is in place how do you prevent weeds growing
up through the spaces?

A. We lay a polymer membrane on top of the carcus structure, which the decking boards are placed upon. This prevents sunlight penetration, preventing the growth of any weds.

Q. I thought I had found the ideal place in my garden for a deck, however there are two manholes in the way, will I have to choose another area?

A. No, we can overcome the problem of manholes by building in a trap door that is easily removed for access.

Q. How much does it cost?

A. Our prices range from as little as £1500, to £50,000+ as we custom design each deck for the individual. Hopefully, somewhere between those figures we can tailor your deck to suit your property and your budget.

Q. How long does a wooden deck last?

A. All of our timbers are pressure treated which ensures a life expectancy of at least 15 years in direct contact with the ground, and 40 years when the timbers are suspended. The fixings we use are all galvanised steel this prevents rusting which causes unsightly staining on the timber and would eventually decay.

Q. I am concerned about the time, effort and expense of maintaining a deck.

A. The upkeep of a deck is minimal and restricted to a yearly wash down to prevent the possible build up of any algae.

Q. As the mother of two toddlers, I am obviously concerned about the safety aspects of having decking. My main worries are the nails and fixings that are used.

A. The problems that can arise with using nails to hold the decking in place is that they can loosen and lift, this leaves a nasty barb that is potentially dangerous to hands and feet of adults and children alike. However, our system of imported deck fixings is totally concealed, therefore eliminating this danger.

If you have any questions which are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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