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Leeds Decking

Residential & Commercial Decking Installation And Repairs

  • High-Quality Craftsmanship
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  • Custom Design Tailored To Your Preferences

Our contractors are garden decking installers operating throughout Leeds and the West Yorkshire area. Whatever your design or budget they will help you choose the finest quality materials and then they will take care of the entire process of transforming your outdoor space into the deck of your dreams. With their years of experience in installing both composite decking and wood decking they can always meet the requirements of your decking installation project no matter what you have in mind. They know what are the best materials for exterior work and can advise you on any available warranties and the materials reaction to the weathers.

Your Garden Deck Options

There are various options for you to choose from when it comes to decking, from the type of wood or other materials, the colour, style and the shape. The decking team can help you with your decisions regarding the initial design, deal with the installation and right through to explaining the maintenance and aftercare of your new decking. It’s vital that you first determine how you are going to be using your decking once it is built. Whether you need easy access to the kitchen for your alfresco dining parties, or whether it needs to have sunlight and shade options for relaxing and sunbathing, or you want it to have non slip surfaces and railings so that is safe as a play area for your children. Along with drainage and maintenance it is essential to get these options right when you are creating the design and choosing the materials for your decking.

Choosing The Best Decking Materials For Your Garden

The majority of decking installations are wood. Hardwood decking is the more expensive option but it is more durable and aesthetically pleasing than softwood. The more affordable option is softwood decking, but it has a shorter lifespan and more maintenance is required. Some of the alternative decking materials include Millboard decking and composite decking. Millboard decking is designed to mimic the appearance of wood but it does not have any of the maintenance requirements and it has a better lifespan. Composite decking is manufactured from a mix of wood shavings and plastic and is very durable.

Hardwood decking is the most durable, and therefore more expensive option, for garden decking. Softwood decking, on the other hand, is less expensive but requires more maintenance. It also has a shorter life span. Millboard decking is a good alternative to timber. It mimics wood’s appearance but has a longer lifespan and requires less maintenance. Composite decking is made from a mix of plastic and wood shavings.

Your decking project all starts with a site visit to assess your garden space and determine what it is you are looking for. Once that is done then the next step is the preparation of your garden decking area and then the actual decking installation begins. The decking contractors can take care of the entire process for you and they will even take care of disposing the waste materials and leave your garden and decking ready for you to use.

If you are unsure of how top get planning permission from your local council they have worked with the council for many years so can help you.

They install both wooden decking and composite decking across all areas of Leeds and the West Yorkshire area. You can be assured that the they will handle everything from large-scale garden decking installations to rooftop decking installation.

If you have further questions about our commercial or residential Leeds decking services contact us today to get a free quote

The Benefits Of Hardwood Decking

Hardwood timber comes from the slow-growing broad-leaved trees like the Oak, Beech & Ash. It is more expensive than softwood, but it does have many benefits:

  • Top Class Appearance: Hardwood garden decking is a beautiful, warm and natural material to use for decking. You will be able to notice instantly how stunning the hardwood looks.
  • Stronger, Tougher and more Durable: Hardwood decking will out perform softwood decking because it is a lot stronger and tougher and therefore more durable.
  • Resistant to Weather: Hardwood timber is able to withstand harsher weather conditions such as rain, frost, ice and snow, better than softwood can.
  • Less Maintenance Required: Hardwood decking is less likely to get scratched, but if it does then you can sand it down and reseal it should you need to do so. It will require oiling when installed and then about once a year.
  • Longer Lifespan: Hardwood decking can last up to 40 years if it is looked after properly. Always be sure to ask the decking installation team how long the wood you have chosen is guaranteed to last for.
  • Friendly to the Environment: Whether you are having hardwood or softwood decking in your garden it is generally more friendly to the environment than using manufactured materials.

The Benefits Of Softwood Decking

Softwood timber comes from the fast-growing coniferous evergreen trees such as the Pine and the Spruce. Using softwood for your decking has the benefit that it is not as expensive as hardwood decking. However, it will not be as long lasting as hardwood, but you can improve its longevity by doing regular maintenance on it.

  • Low Cost: Because softwood trees grow faster and their process time is shorter then this keeps the overall price of softwood decking down
  • Simple To Install: As the decking installers can install softwood decking faster the overall time to lay your garden decking will be shorter, which will reduce the amount of labour you have to pay.
  • Longer Lifespan With Maintenance: Softwood decking will never last as long as Hardwood decking, but if you maintain it regularly then you can extend the lifespan of your decking.
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Composite Decking Benefits

There are many benefits to using composite decking for you home garden or business it looks like real wood but id does not have the expensive maintenance of real wood. Composite boards are manufactured so that they are stain resistant, both waterproof and weather resistant, this makes them not susceptible to rotting or algae build up, they also will not warp like real wood can. They are also very easy to clean, you can just use soapy water or a pressure washer.

Benefits Of Millboard Garden Decking

Since its invention composite decking has come a long way, it wiil not only last for years but it will looks gorgeous as well. Millboard decking is a better choice for customers who want a composite decking. Below are a few of the benefits you get by installing Millboard decking:

  • Better than Standard Composite: Whereas standard composite decking is usually made from wood & plastic fibres, Millboard decking is a resin mineral made from mineral stone and polyurethane. It is completely wood free.
  • Looks Like Real Wood: When looking at a Millboard decking board it so realistic that it is difficult to tell that it is not actually wood. It is hand moulded from timber and hand-coloured in wood tones so that it captures that real wood beauty.
  • Lifespan: Millboard may look like real wood, but it will not warp and will last much longer without rotting.
  • Maintenance: There is very little maintenance required with Millboard decking.
  • Safety Benefits: Millboard decking is ideal to use around a water feature, swimming pool, pond or play area as it is slip-resistant when wet
  • Easy Installation: As Millboard decking can be sawn and cut with general woodworking tools it is very easy installation.
  • Wide Selection Of Styles: There is a wide choice of styles in Millboard decking. You can choose from weathered oak varieties, a variety of real wood tones and boards with enhanced grain.

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Decking Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need planning permission for decking?

Do I need planning permission for decking? If you are installing decking in your garden, you may need planning permission if your decking is 30cm above ground or more, or covers more than 50% of your garden area, including any extensions or outhouses

Do you need gaps between decking boards?

How far apart should decking boards be? Expansion gaps are essential when constructing decking. The gap between each individual deck board allows for rainwater runoff, plus the natural expansion and contraction of the wood throughout its life. You need an expansion gap of 5-8mm between the boards.

Which is better UPVC or composite decking?

Which is better UPVC or composite decking? Both UPVC and composite decking have many benefits when compared to other materials and both can be good choices when building a deck. However, many of the most important metrics such as eco-friendliness, longevity and UV-resistance composite comes out on top.

Does composite decking get hot?

When researching for does composite decking get hot? One study found that in direct sunlight, composite decks can reach temperatures from 34° to 76° F hotter than the surrounding air. On an 80° day, that could mean a deck surface temperature of more than 150°.

Can you power wash composite decking?

Can you power wash composite decking? Pressure washing is not usually recommended for composite decking, because if done incorrectly, it can be a big mistake. Pressure washing too close or using too much pressure can be ruinous for your deck. Composite decking material is softer than natural wood and therefore can be "etched" more easily.

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