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Wooden & Composite Decking

We stock a range of wooden and composite decking, suitable for general domestic or commercial use, together with the accessories needed to complete your project successfully.

Wooden Decking

There are many types and sizes of wood decking to choose from, with each species of wood looking and ageing differently, with many having  20-year guarantees.
Hardwoods come in a variety of colours, whilst softwood decking is usually a light pine colour, but can be stained to virtually any colour you wish.
Then there is the hardwood or softwood choice. ’Hard’ and ‘Soft’ refer to the tree type and generally whether they are deciduous or evergreen.  Just to make things a little more complicated, hardwoods aren’t always hard & softwood is not always soft.  Make sure you research your choice well before purchasing.
Both types of wooden deck will need regular cleaning and retreating to extend its lifetime and finish. There’s a whole host of products to help you achieve the finish you want. Do look at any special re-treatment or initial fixing requirements stipulated as part of any guarantee(s). Special oils and screws/fixings for some species of Hardwood can be very expensive. Cost wise, hardwood installation is generally 2 to 3 times more than softwood.

Composite Decking

Composite decks have certainly come a long way in the last 10 years, being more durable in most ways and many come with 25 to 40-year guarantees. They also come in a variety of materials, colours and finishes for a more modern looking outdoor space. They require very little maintenance vs wood. A lite scrub with a gentle soap and water mix twice a year is all they usually need to stay looking good as new. Some types of composite can require special fixing clips or fixings which be expensive. Do make sure these are included in any material quotes you get.  In most cases, the total installation costs of composite decking will be higher than wood.

What’s underneath still counts!

A house is only as strong as its foundations and it’s much the same with decking. Whether you opt for wood or composite, take advice from your local decking supplier or contractor when purchasing the materials for your deck support frame and don’t skimp on the supporting structure or fixings.
Take care with thinner decking.  Cost wise this can look like a good deal, but as this usually needs the support joists to be much closer together to stop the deck “bouncing”,  you may not save as much as you think.

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  • Balustrade - Newels, Handrails & Spindles

    Balustrade - Newels, Handrails & Spindles (7)

  • Smartboard Composite Decking

    Smartboard Composite Decking (2)

  • Wooden Decking

    Wooden Decking (3)

  • Timber/Wooden Decking Boards

    £8.38£13.38 inc. VAT
    • DeckMark & FSC approved.
    • Double-sided boards. Grooved or Smooth.
    • Made from slow grown & selected softwood.
    • Finished dimensions after machining 120mm X 33mm.
    • The grooved side of York Decking boards can be fitted with an Anti-slip infill to provide anti-slip protection just where it is needed.
    • Decking boards whether smooth or ribbed can be fitted with Anti-slip plates to provide anti-slip protection.
  • Anti Slip Insert

    £3.59 inc. VAT
    • Length: 1.2m
  • Newels

    £15.72£27.86 inc. VAT
    • Newels are the posts that support balustrade around decking.
    • Post Size: 85mm x 85mm.
    • U/C4 pressure treated for in ground contact.
    • Planed finish with rounded corners.
  • SmartBoard composite decking comes in two colours – Chocolate brown & Battleship grey, both have a matt brushed finish. The boards are reversible - ribbed on one side & flat on the other.
    • The manufacturers offer a warranty of 25 years for residential use & 10 years for commercial use.
    • The boards are 3.6m long, 138mm wide & 20mm deep, with each 3.6m board weighing 13.32Kg or 3.7Kg per metre.
    • SmartBoard composite decking is made of a mix of the residue from the manufacture of Oak flooring (60%), recycled dense polyethylene from shampoo bottles etc ( 30% ) and additives to help reduce expansion & contraction (10%).
     
     
  • Anti Slip Plate

    £13.84£21.36 inc. VAT
    • Stainless steel plate with an anti-slip coating.
    • Ideal for domestic and commercial use on stair or step treads, ramps and decking.
    • Available in 3 sizes: 1m x 115mm, 635mm x 115mm, 635mm x 62.5mm.
    • Includes stainless steel screws.
  • Hand Rail

    £10.70 inc. VAT
    • Horizontal rails support and fix the spindles together
    • Includes Timber Insert
    • Stocked item
    • Pressure treated timber
    • If the surface of the decking is 600mm or more above ground level, then the height of the handrail top must be a minimum of 1.1m above the surface of the decking boards.
  • Base Rail

    £10.70 inc. VAT
    • Horizontal rails support and fix the desired spindles too
    • Solid rails or rail with insert available
    • Stocked item
    • Pressure treated timber
    • If the surface of the decking is 600mm or more above ground level, then the height of the handrail top must be a minimum of 1.1m above the surface of the decking boards.
  • Green Exterior/Decking Screw

    £5.64£9.98 inc. VAT
    • Box of 2oo screws
    • No pre-drilling required, except close to edges/ends.
    • The green coating gives good corrosion resistance.
    • PZ2 Pozi drive bit included.
    • Countersunk head
  • Square Spindles

    £1.96 inc. VAT
    • Spindles are fitted between the hand & base rails to form the balustrade
    • Stocked item
    • Pressure treated timber
    • Planed with rounded corners
    • Length/Width/Depth: 895mm x 41mm x 41mm
    • Size: 42mm x 42mm x 30mm
    • Zinc and Yellow passivated for corrosion resistance
    • Pack of 200 screws
    • Colour matched head of screw
  • Balustrade Panels

    £54.01 inc. VAT
    • These panels fit between newels using balustrade panel brackets to make an easily assembled balustrade
    • Stocked item
    • Pressure treated timber
    • Planed with rounded corners
    • Length/Height: 1.8m x 985mm
    • Concrete Decking subframe support posts can be used as a rot free alternative to traditional wooden support posts.
    • They can also be used to repair and extend the life of existing decking frames with wooden fence posts that have rotted off at ground level.
    • They are attached to the subframe using m12 galvanised coach bolts.
  • Rope Balustrade and fittings

    £3.47£8.59 inc. VAT
    • Simple balustrade for low-level decks
    • 24mm Polyhemp rope
    • Only suitable for low-level decks (Less than 300mm high)