Installing a Deck
When it comes to building a deck, we are experts. As landscapers we have been installing decks in our clients’ gardens for many years. We prefer using composite wood for all our deck builds, as it is non-slip, splinter free and highly durable. Because our decking is made from 60% recycled coloured plastic and 40% recycled wood, it is also a more sustainable choice.
To help you choose which of our eight colours is right for your deck building project we offer free decking samples.
Before you start building a deck in your garden or outdoor space, read our step-by-step guide to installing a deck, as there are a few key things you need to get right for the best results:
Excavate or clear the area to be decked.
Lay anti-weed fabric on the area.
Install either wood or preferably composite posts concreted into the ground at the corners of the area and then at maximum intervals of 1.5m apart.
Attach wooden or composite joists no more than 400mm apart from centre to centre, making sure they are all level.
Attach decking tape to the tops of the joists to provide extra protection against weathering, especially on wood.
Start laying chosen decking boards using starter clips to fix the first row into place and then use T-fixings which will ensure the gaps between the boards are consistent.
If you are laying a more complex design, it would be advisable to plan out your design first and double check any measurements before cutting.
To achieve fantastic results when building a deck in your garden, read our top ten tips. To get started with installing a deck, buy one of our composite decking kits, which includes everything you need to build a fantastic composite deck.
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If you would like us to build your composite deck or lay your artificial lawn, we offer this service to customers in the Swindon and North Wiltshire area. Please visit our landscaping website to find out more.