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Decking can make a stunning, contemporary centrepiece or addition to a garden terrace. There are various types of decking that meet different needs. We not only have the experience to help you choose the best option but also the specialist skills required for a properly-built installation.

There are three types of decking commonly used: Hardwood, Composite and Softwood.  On the whole, we tend to avoid the latter as we don’t feel it’s appropriate for the British climate; we expand on the others below.

Hardwood Decking

We specialise in the installation of hardwood decking as in our climate this will deliver a longer lasting result without the maintenance requirement of treated softwood.

Decking for use in a contemporary gardenHardwood is a good choice for building over a slope, where the finished level has to be raised to match the building. It is also an excellent choice for brining an asethetic touch to a contemporary garden such as those featured inset and above.

The decking works particularly well with natural stone such as granite or slate and is a great way for creating a large space for entertaining.

Hardwood looks at its best when installed with the flat side up. Occasional treatment with linsead oil will keep it looking its best for a long time.


Composite decking looks natural but is made of composite materials. The advantage of composite is that it requires no future treatment or maintenance and is the ideal choice for use at the side of swimmimg pools, where you would not want deck oil to accidentally contaminate.

The composite material however is possibly not quite as durable as hardwood, so we tend to look at your specific needs before choosing one option above the other.

For more information about composite decking, visit the COREdeck website.


Decking requires a lot of skill and experience to install; all screw holes have to be pre drilled and chamfered before stainless steel screws can be carefully installed.

We pay great attention to good construction, ensuring minimum distances for posts and joists so there is no ‘bounce’ when walked upon.

Where decking is set flush with paving, as in the main photo above, we excavate sufficient depth to allow for drainage.


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Mrs Miller and I would like to thank you for the professional manner in which the task was completed and our compliments go to your team who are a credit to your company.

Mr & Mrs Miller, The Peacocks, Stratford Road, Warwick

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