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Installation and aftercare

For a sustainable, reliable and adaptable deck you can’t look any further than traditional timber. Non slip timber decking has a far higher initial slip resistant rating than composite decking and crucially it will maintain its performance over a long period of time, whereas composite decking becomes slippery very quickly.

when installing your decking ensure the deck is protected from the elements with foliage cover so artificial weather barriers aren’t needed, however position the decking so as to minimise leaf litter deposits on the surface. 

Top Tips:

  • Allow for a suitable drainage gap – for seasonality expansion – 4-6mm should be fine.
  • If the decked area is thin and narrow lay the boards across the short edge, so end-to-end butting doesn’t cause a trip hazard.
  • Boards placed at right angles to the home or building draws the eye away from the deck and into the empty space, whereas boards placed parallel to the wall emphasise the width of the decking. Look into any additional features that can make the space interesting- a fire pit with built-in seating around creates a great decked area.

Design & Installation Guide

More advise and information can be found in our free Design and Installation Guide created to help you with planning and installing your decking. Click the image below to view our Design & Installation guide.


Decking Safety Checklist

We also have a handy Decking Safety Checklist with technical information and tips to assist you with planning your decking project. Click the image below to view our Decking Safety Checklist.