Summit Landscapes – Decking

Timber decking is very durable to work with, which means our team of expert carpenters can build to detailed briefs…

We work with a number of different materials that fall into three main categories: Softwood, Hardwood and Composite decking. The hardwood and composite are a similar price and are both far harder-wearing than the softwood options. These hardwood or composite installations typically last 50% longer. They are, however, around 50% more expensive due to their excellent durability.

Composite decking is extremely low-maintenance and its UV protection doesn’t allow it to fade, so it is great when used as part of a contemporary design.

Soft Wood Decking

Hard Wood Decking

Composite Decking

Installation

Summit Landscapes install decks in gardens with minimal disruption to the wider area. The ground underneath is treated with a weed killer with a PVC membrane laid to suppress any future weed or plant growth.
Many methods can be used; for example, eliminating the need for foundations altogether as the beams sit on a trench of gravel. This allows water to drain away from the wood and stops it rotting. We use posts and spot foundations to eliminate sideways movement where we want to anchor the deck in position.

We build the deck over a steel frame when constructing at a height where multiple supports are not possible. This allows for structures that would not be possible when using timber by itself.

Balustrades

Balustrades can be constructed on the sides and steps to act as a rail or stop fall hazards. Summit Landscapes have constructed balustrades from metal, glass, rope and – obviously – wood!

Decking Aftercare

Summit Landscapes are happy to advise on the most suitable timber and wood treatment solutions.
We advise that your decking is treated annually to replace natural oils taken by the elements. This will keep the timber looking like new for longer.

CALL US ON 01223 929394 TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT

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