Decking FAQ’s

Treated Vs Untreated Wood?

The difference between the two is that pressure treated lumber will resist the elements better than untreated due to chemical preservatives added, and so will maintain its integrity in conditions that would cause normal wood to rot.

How Much Will It Cost?

A host of factors can influence the cost of your deck. The size of your project, the materials used and all additional “add-ons” can raise the price of your quote.

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Do I Need Planning Permission For My Deck?

Under the Building Regulations Act, a deck falls under “minor building works” and does not need plan submission and approval.

What Is The Life Span Of A Deck?

Decks made of untreated wood can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. Decks made of treated wood and composite materials can last as long as 50 years. Many composite decks come with a 20-year warranty – and often a lifetime guarantee.

How Often Should I Seal My Deck?

You should reapply wood sealer at least every three years. In many cases, you need to seal a wood deck once a year. The more foot traffic and sun exposure your deck gets, the more often you need to apply deck sealant.

Is Hardwood Or Softwood Better For Decking?

Softwood decking is an ideal budget-friendly option that you can go for if you need a fast solution If you’re looking for a quick and easy decking board, making one from softwood is a great choice. If, however you’re looking for something durable and long lasting, opt for hardwood decking to ensure that your deck lasts decades.

Composite Or Wood?

While composite often costs more than wood, composite materials offer the promise of greater durability and less maintenance. Wood is still the most common choice for decking, but it doesn’t last forever. Composites may be more durable, but they might lack the natural look and colour you are looking for.

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