When it comes to decking, it takes the expertise and the knowledge of decking fitters to properly install your decking so that it’ll last for years to come.
With many years of experience as decking fitters, we understand what it means to install decking to the highest standard, taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that your decking lasts long into the future. Decking is an investment for your property and we see it that way, which is why we’ve used our knowledge and our skills to devise our professional decking installation service. From composite decking fitters to local decking installers, we can handle most types of decking.
With many different types of decking available, you may feel spoilt for choice. You may not know quite which style is the best for you but fear not. Below we’ve included information about the different types of decking to help make it easier for you!
Different Types of Decking
With many types of decking to choose from, we’ve included information about each for you to help you make an informed decision on your decking. As local decking installers, we understand that it’s not a decision that should be made lightly, therefore we’ve included the necessary information on different types of decking to help you choose the right style for you.
PVC Plastic Boards
PVC plastic boards are designed to mimic the look and feel of wood, without the requirements of wood maintenance. Plastic boards are typically higher cost, but offer various benefits over wooden decking, as it doesn’t warp or cause splinters. Plastic boards can sometimes look artificial over time but offer very low maintenance. If you’re looking for decking that’s easy to keep on top of, this might just be the choice for you!
Hiring decking fitters is the best way to ensure you get the best results for your PVC plastic decking. We’ll be more than happy to help you.
Composite boards are made up of a mixture between wood shavings (also known as sawdust) and a recycled plastic mixture. The combination of the two gives the look and feel of wood, but with the characteristics of plastic boards for your decking. You’ll typically need the services of composite decking fitters to install this decking, as it can be difficult without the right tools or expertise.
You’ll often find that most composite boards are capped at the end, making them safer from the effects of mould and moisture. They’re very low maintenance and often come with a lifetime guarantee, however, this adds to their high cost.
Composite decking is a great way of being economically friendly, as well as getting a long-lasting decking. As composite decking fitters, we’ll help you to get your dream decking installed to a high standard.
Pressure Treated Softwood Boards
Pressure treated softwood boards are well known for their low cost for the materials. Low-cost decking wood is pressure treated to increase its durability, making it quite sturdy for the user of the decking.
Due to the type of wood used, this does require regular maintenance to keep it in full working condition. As it’s just wood that is used, it is susceptible to moisture, so it’s important to keep it in working condition.
As these are typically easy to work with, it can be done by yourself. However, due to the nature of the job involved, it’s much easier to hire the skills of a decking contractor such as ourselves to get the job done right.
Hardwood boards are a step up from softwood boards. These boards use wood from tropical trees, those naturally resistant to warping and from becoming mouldy and rotting, making them a very favourable choice. Despite this, they do still require regular maintenance to keep them in full working condition but are often hailed as the best-looking decking that’s widely available.
This type of decking is usually hard to work with, making it safer to hire the services of trusted decking contractors.
What Do We Offer?
As decking contractors, we understand that need for a professional installation every time. We strive to be the best decking fitters available, giving you the decking you’ve been dreaming of. We offer a range of benefits with every installation we perform, giving you the best quality decking. See below!
Softwood Guaranteed for 25 Years
With every installation of softwood decking, we make sure that it’s guaranteed to last for 25 years without the need to retreat the wood. We understand what makes for good decking and we’ve got the right tools and expertise to make this happen.
Standard and Heavy-Duty Boards Available
If you’re looking to install some decking for your garden, you may just require the standard boards for your decking. However, if you’re looking to install decking on a commercial property that many people may stand on, you may wish to get some heavy-duty boards.
As decking fitters, we recommend using heavy-duty boards if you’re expecting a large number of people to be using the decking frequently. This helps to ensure there are minimal requirements for maintenance and much lowers the risk of any damage to the decking.
Jakcured Grooved Decking Boards
Jakcured grooved decking boards are very popular amongst decking fitters alike. This subtle difference in shape helps to ensure a safe decking board, especially when wet, as it provides a slip-resistance surface.
The change in shape is very subtle and ensures that you’ll still have a great looking decking, whilst having the benefits of much safer decking.
Spaces Between Decking for Drainage
As decking contractors, we always make sure that we take the time to install decking with gaps between the boards to ensure that any rainwater will flow through the boards and prevent any unnecessary build-up of moisture.
With the least amount of water on your decking, this helps to ensure that for wooden boards, there is less risk of moisture and mould forming, but for all boards this helps to prevent the decking from becoming slippery, making it much safer to walk on in all weather conditions.
Screws and connectors are made of metal which can look great, but over time these can start to rust away and tamper the aesthetics of your decking. Fortunately, our fastenings that we use are rust free to ensure a longer-lasting life, as well as better looking decking.
Despite the efforts to prevent slippery decking, we also offer a fully anti-slip decking. This helps you to ensure that your decking is definitely safe, especially during the wet weather.
As decking contractors, we advise that if you’re looking to install decking for a commercial property, this is especially important as it ensures that the decking is safe for your guests.
As a team of expert local decking installers, we understand the correct installation methods to ensure that you’re getting the best decking installed. We’ve spent many years working as local decking installers so we understand the requirements to install your decking safely, ensuring that it’s installed to the highest standard.
Of all the types of decking, composite decking is one that usually proves more difficult. As composite decking fitters, we understand the intricacies of this type of installation and we’re happy to put our skills to your benefit. Being composite decking fitters, we take extra precautions to make sure that your decking is installed properly.
We’re dedicated to giving you the best results that we can offer. We understand that whether you’re looking for composite decking fitters or just a local decking installer, we’re here to help you every step of the way with your project. We understand that you’ll want the perfect decking, and we’re here to make this happen.
Your Local Decking Installers
We’ll treat your decking just like our own, taking pride every step of the way of the project. We know that when you’re looking to hire local decking installers, you’ll want the very best. That’s exactly we strive to be.
We want you to feel confident in the local decking installers that you choose, being sure you’ve made the right choice and you’ve hired a team of experts, and that’s just who we are! With many years under our belts working as decking contractors, we’ll be here to help you get the best results for your decking.
Contact Us Today!
When looking for decking contractors, come and talk to us. We’ll be happy to talk through your project and provide any advice for the project that we feel may be useful for you, helping you to have a full understanding before getting started.
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