Technical Guides

  1. Top 4 Decorative Garden Fence Panels

    Top 4 Decorative Garden Fence Panels
    p>Decorative garden fence panels are enjoying a huge surge in popularity of late. Stylish, high-quality, and eye-catching, it’s no surprise many are opting for these contemporary designs over traditional overlap or featheredge
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  2. The Best Fence Panels for Windy Areas

    a overlap fence which has fallen over in the wind

    Which fence panels are best for windy areas? Our blog takes you through your options.

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  3. Concrete vs Wood Fence Posts - Our Garden Expert's View

    Concrete vs Wood Fence Posts - Our Garden Expert's View

    Concrete Fence Posts or Wood Fence Posts? It's a Dilemma 

    Imagine being an outcast on a desert island. All you can take are eight songs, a book and a luxury.

    Now the songs part is easy, the book simple, but the luxury?

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  4. Deck care and maintenance

    In time wood that is left untreated becomes that familiar silvery-grey colour with a rough, bark-like surface, as the grain gradually opens and lets in moisture. But be warned, wait this long and it may be almost impossible to reverse!

    Instead,

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  5. Drainage for garden decking

    There has some press coverage suggesting that garden decking is partly to blame for flooding in the UK. This is a complex issue and clearly reducing the area available for drainage can't be helpful. But there are ways you can still get the decking area

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  6. Quick build garden decking tips

    The Easy Deck-Bearer system which allows a ground level deck to be built in just a morning, leaving the afternoon for relaxing in the sun.

    This new system comprises of pre-notched deck bearers that simply slot together to form a strong decking

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  7. Planning your garden decking area

    If you're thinking of laying a flat surface in your garden, you are probably torn between the range of options available from concrete slabs to decking or even decorative aggregates.

    Love it or hate it, garden decking is the more economical option

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  8. Fixing balustrades and rails

    Any deck can benefit from railings. The boundaries and the visual lines that the balustrades create adds a sense of enclosure, privacy and safety.

    Most building regulations require that any decks that are built 30'' or higher have railings that

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  9. Decking construction technique

    All decks involve some basic construction techniques to ensure that the finished project will provide many years of service.

    Constructing decking

    Fixings

    Weather resistant screws and galvanised nails and bolts should be used

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  10. Deck board installation advice

    Before you lay the decking, we would recommend that any remaining work to the sub-structure, such as applying protective finish, is completed before starting to lay the deck boards. Take a look at our

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