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Horsforth Decking

Residential & Commercial
Experienced Decking Contractors

  • Expertise and Experience
  • Increased Home Value
  • Affordable Prices
  • Custom Design Tailored To Your Preferences

Our contractors are garden decking installers operating throughout Horsforth 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 Horsforth 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.

Our local residential or commercial decking contractors are waiting for your call and are ready to answer any questions you may have about getting new decking installed

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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Deck FAQs

What is the best deck for no maintenance?

The best dek for no maintenance is Composite Decking. It doesn't require any refinishing, sanding, or staining. So you get all the benefits of natural wood appearance, without the hassle of maintaining it. This is what makes composite decking the best low-maintenance deck material.

Is it better to stain or paint decking?

Is it better to stain or paint decking? Stain enhances the natural beauty of the wood, especially the details of woods like cedar and redwood, which are naturally pleasing to the eye and are wasted under the opaque mask of paint. Unlike paint, a high-quality stain that includes sealer will penetrate the wood grain and seal it, allowing moisture to escape.

Do you need planning permission for decking in the UK?

Do you need planning permission for decking in the UK? Adding a ground level or raised deck to your property may need planning permission. If decking or platforms cover, together with other extensions, fifty percent of the garden area and are more than 30cm above ground level then an application for planning permission will need to be filed.

What is a floating deck?

What is a floating deck? A floating deck is a freestanding deck that isn't attached to a building, giving it the illusion that it's "floating." These types of decks are typically low to the ground and don't require deck railings or even stairs, in most cases, making it a worthy outdoor deck idea to add to your DIY-project list.

Is composite decking worth it?

Is composite decking worth it? While they often cost more than wood, composite materials offer the promise of greater durability and less maintenance. Wood is still the most common choice for deck material, 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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