How We Work?
Your deck will be designed to wrap around and enhance your house and garden features or alternatively design a stand alone deck.
- We take care of all the details, from selecting the best materials to clearing up and preparing your deck for the family to use immediately after installation.
- If you chose a ready made design plan www.e-plans.com we can install this and make any major or minor adjustments to the design you may wish to make.
We will have planned the design of your deck around existing factors within your garden - areas of sun or shade, ease of access, shelter from prevailing winds and anticipated use.
- If your lawns curve and twist, perhaps with brick edging, we can design a two-level deck with curves that reflect the shape of your lawns and flower beds.
- A small garden that is busy with old shrubs and tired flowerbeds can be transformed with an expansive deck, which can make the garden look twice the size!
- We can increase the usable areas of your garden, and often utilise areas that are currently not usable (A sloping garden), with a well-designed deck.
- For existing domestic properties planning permission for a ground level deck is not necessary
Step 1: Level the site
If the site is lawned, we remove the turfs. If it is to be laid over paving slabs these may remain in place unless they are too high (we arrange clearance). We then make sure that the site is level. If your site is on bare earth we place a layer of Plantex Landscape Fabriclay and then a gravel layer. This will prevent the growth of unwanted vegetation under your deck.
Step 2: Create the frame
We create a frame that will form the sides of the deck to the size required.
Step 3: Fixing the deck boards
The deck boards are 32mm with a ridged surface to provide an anti-slip feature during wet weather. The boards are cut to the required length, and placed first board flush with the face of the joist at the front of the deck and fixed, using two screws in pre-drilled holes in each board. This is repeated each joist support along the length of the deck board. The remaining boards are laid in a similar way, leaving a 3mm gap between boards. Deck boards can be laid in a number of different styles (you will have decided on the design in consultation with our designer / surveyor).
The deck will be finished off by fitting fascia boards to the side joists. These serve as a protection and also conceal the ends of the deck boards. The corners of these fascia boards will be mitred.
Step 4: Fitting railings (Balustrade) to your deck (if required)
The safety and beauty of your deck can be enhanced by railings. These can be a continuation of posts which support a deck on a sloping site, or railing posts fixed directly to the side joist/fascia of a flat deck. A post will be set at each corner and at 1220mm intervals on straight sections (inside of posts) and posts will be bolted through the fascia and rim joists.
Step 5: Enjoy your new deck from Decking4Less
Decking4Less is committed to an unrivalled level of service and the highest standards of Timber Decking design, construction and maintenance, while maintaining a responsible attitude to environmental issues.
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