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Barbeque, sunbathe and dine in style, with an impressive, modern wood deck. Get a made-to-measure, expertly crafted deck by selecting an experienced carpenter who can turn your garden into the ultimate relaxation station.

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Fontwell joinery was established in 1990, we are a small company and our attention to detail is second to none. We specialize in all aspects of custom made joinery and we offer a supply and fit service.

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Reviewed by Iain on 15/2/2020

Gary fitted a new lock to my front door and did an excellent job. Very tidy and very polite, would definitely recommend

We Only take on one job at a time so we give you our full attention.So give us ago.

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Reviewed by Alison on 30/1/2020

The job was done in a day to a very high standard.

We specialise is all aspects of garden maintenance, landscaping, tree surgery and property maintenance. Please check out Facebook page out. Facebook/Landpro or type Landpro Nottingham into Google to check out all of our latest work.

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Reviewed by Linda on 7/4/2020

Despite these difficult times Tom completed the job and tidied up very well. . Reliable, reasonable and friendly. Would definitely recommend and use again. Thanks,

Hi I have been in the building trade for over 25 years I have run my own business for 15 years I am very honest and totally reliable as my rating will prove .

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Reviewed by Mark on 20/3/2020

Paul discussed the job with me and sought my opinion during the progress of remodelling my wildlife pond. He was prompt, polite and professional and cleared up each day and after the job leaving the garden very tidy. I will use again for any “odd jobs” I need doing in future

Building, groundworks,fencing and paving,landscaping,turf,and artificial grass

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Reviewed by Yingke on 21/3/2020

Replaced broken fence panel with no fuss. Cleared out shed as agreed. Thanks!

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Robert on 29/3/2020

Happy to work, I can recommend I worked with David earlier. Greetings

Garden maintainence Turf Tree lopping and felling Garden tidy ups clearances Pebble walk ways Hedge trimming Weeding Planting All landscaping jobs ect

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Reviewed by Callie on 6/3/2020

Darren turned up very quick and provided a really competitive quote, he arrived at the house to carry out the works really quickly. His team did a great job in a really good time, no delays. He did however need more equipment/chips etc than planned but he was more than happy to come back and finish the job at a later date.

We are committed to creating places and spaces that are defined by our clients personality and taste. Our goal is to exceed all of our clients expectations, from creative design to actual construction at a price that suits you.

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Reviewed by Pam on 25/11/2019

We are really delighted with the fish pond that Tom created for us. Nothing was to much trouble for him to do and he cleared up after himself once the job had been completed

We are a small friendly business who have over ten years of experience in the building trade, we have exceptionally high standards, whether it be an odd job to a complete renovation project. Topspec property maintenance covers all your property needs!

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Reviewed by Tamsin on 24/3/2020

Bob is brilliant! I needed someone to revamp my dads house for sale from a distance. Bob is very reliable and always kept me in the loop on what was happening and listened to what I needed. He facetimed me and sent photos at all stages. Would highly recommend??

Welcome to HND. Im Neil and Im a carpenter of 20 years experience and HND is my company. As well as being hands on the tools, I’m also in charge of my team of specialist trades. We are a team that covers all trades, from start of job to finish. I couldnt wish for a better team behind me.

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Reviewed by Julia on 7/2/2020

A professional and competitive quote followed by a good job done.

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Wooden Decking specialists - what you need to know

Wood decking can transform your outdoor space – providing a smart, durable and easy-to-maintain surface to enjoy those (hopefully) long summer months. On the face of it, building and installing a deck might look straightforward, but it can be an involved and demanding job. To ensure your deck is fitted securely (and looks great), there’s a tried and tested approach that you’d expect an experienced professional to follow.

Your deck can be laid on an existing patio or another solid base (like tarmac or concrete). If you want to build your deck where there’s turf or soil, you’ll need to add a layer of gravel or aggregate to provide a firm base and lay paving stones on top to help provide additional support for your joists. Decks that need to run alongside a house or wall will need a plate (essentially a piece of timber designed to take the weight of the deck when it meets brickwork). Your wall plate should allow for expansion too.

The next step is the main part of this job – fixing internal joists to create the structure your deck will sit on. Formed using treated timber, internal joists provide the support for your deck and are usually spaced around 400mm apart. Once the joists are laid and a complete frame has been created, deck boards can be fitted. An experienced professional will ensure this is done without the wood splitting, and with the neat finish of countersunk holes to hide screws. Deck boards will usually be spaced around 5mm-8mm apart.

Cost of wood decking

Wood decking jobs are usually priced per square metre (sqm). Unless you’re looking for a specialist decking board (plastic or composites are available, which require less maintenance than standard timber), you can expect to pay:

  • £15-£20 per sqm for budget decking
  • £40-£60 per sqm for medium-quality decking
  • £90-£100 per sqm for premium-quality decking

How to clean wood decking

There are a number of ways to clean your wood decking, and the method you select will depend on whether you want to simply tidy up a grubby surface or prepare it to be stained and treated.

If you have access to a pressure washer, this will be the quickest and easiest way to clean your wood deck. Take care not to use too much pressure on the wood – jet washing can actually chip away and damage it. Either adjust the power, hold the nozzle far enough away from the deck, or use a dedicated decking and paving cleaning head. The latter is usually an additional accessory that clips onto your pressure washer and allows you to apply the correct pressure while cleaning a larger surface area.

Most DIY stores will also stock deck cleaner, a solution which can be painted on to wood to remove dirt, grease and stains.

Finally, the most drastic (and labour intensive) option is sanding the deck. This can be done manually or with a belt sander, but whatever you use make sure you select the right grade of paper. You may need a coarser sand paper for hand sanding and a finer paper if you plan to use a machine. The drawback of sanding is that it won’t be easy to get into the grooves of the deck board. You may be able to use a steel wire brush to clean out those hard-to-access areas.

How to maintain your wood decking

Cleaning and regularly treating your wood deck isn’t only important to help preserve the board. It keeps your deck looking pristine and (most importantly) makes it safe – free from moss and mildew that can cause it to become slippery.

Your main options when it comes to maintaining your decking are oil, stain and paint. Before applying any of these finishes, your deck must be thoroughly cleaned, and any leaves or surface dirt swept away.

Decking oils are easy to apply and offer durable weather protection. Unlike stain and paint, oils won’t crack or peel. If you’d like to retain the natural colour of your deck board, clear oils are available. It’s worth remembering that even clear oils will colour your wood slightly – the same effect as if the wood were wet.

Deck stains and paint provide a tough finish. Besides the broader range of colours and shades you can achieve, both stains and paints offer one main advantage over oils – they are available with a non-slip finish. This slightly textured or gritty effect will keep your deck safe during the wet winter months.

The qualifications your wood decking specialist needs

Your wood decking professional shouldn’t need any specific qualifications. Apprenticeships or City & Guilds qualifications are useful, but experience is the most important criteria to seek out. If your deck is to feature any electrical, heating or plumbing elements (for example, if a shed or log cabin is to sit on or near your deck), you may require your professional to hold NICEIC or Gas Safe registration.

Provided your wood deck is ground level (and not part of a balcony or elevated extension), planning permission won’t be required.

Insurance for wood decking installation

Public liability insurance will be your main ask of a professional – ensuring both you and your property are protected from any damage caused by the work. Your tradesperson may also offer a warranty on their work ­– it’s worth asking whether this is available.

Questions you should ask your wood decking professional

  • Can they show you examples of decking they have installed previously?
  • What type of timber would they use for your deck?
  • Would they recommend plastic or composite deck board instead?
  • Can they also treat the deck with oil, stain or paint as part of their service?

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