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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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Reviewed by Frank on 6/9/2020

I would recommend Catalin to anybody, he turned up on time to do the job and did an excellent job. He left my premises spotless after finishing the job. He also charges a reasonable rate.

I am a general builder with over 20 years experience in construction. Specialising in carpentry, garden decking, wall and floor tiling and bathroom refurbishment.

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Reviewed by Emma on 11/8/2020

Dave was very skilled and has done an amazing job. Would definitely recommend him to others. We absolutely love our new 'Ibiza corner' ;)

welcome to Milliners Contracting Group. tradesmen you can trust! offering you a highly skilled, established group of tradesmen. covering every aspect of your home/business improvements. with our established partnership we are excited to offer our services from our professional team. full house refurbishments home extensions. external landscape. pvc window door. inluding sofits facias painting & decorating. internal external. joinery all aspects internal external bespoke furniture decking, fencing, custom gates. brickwork, rendering, repairs, foundations. locksmith. flooring. tiling electrical plumbing with just some of the many services we offer here at MCG the services we offer are within one company we take the stress from sourcing reliable trusted tradesmen allowing you to source all your needs within one company. rest assured we have you covered everyone within our group are qualified skilled and most of all experienced. our customer service and satisfaction is our top priority reflecting on our proud reviews from our customers we look forward to meeting you. kind regards karl milliner.

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Reviewed by Marilyn on 23/9/2020

Less than a week after placing my ad. I now have a smart new roof facia and gutter to my house roof, thanks to Karl and his mate Joe. I left them to it and they completed not long after lunchtime. Cracking job. No hassle, and they even put my trellis panels up before leaving. I would recommend without hesitating. Well done guys!

We are a family run business providing a friendly and prompt service to all our customers throughout The province with over 40 years experience in roofing & driveways & all aspects of home maintenance ./ plastic facias/gutters / ect. Timber decking / All types of specialised coatings Industrial . Agricultral. Demestic Slurryseal on asphalt drives. Sealmaster for tarmacadam. Fibreglass & butyle rubber For flat Roofs supplyed & fitted. one call does it all . We also now do guttervac cleaning And Sanetiser & disinfectant spraying On & around houses yards drives stables dog kennels ect

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Reviewed by Andrew on 21/9/2020

Great job painting the windows and sorting out our flat roof. We’re already looking to get David booked for our next job. Very pleased.

Our building company is extremely versatile. We can convert your carpets to beautiful wood or laminate flooring and bring you an up-to-date modern floor. Painting and decorating is also one of our specialities. Partitioning , kitchen and bedroom fitting furniture. We have a team of highly specialised workman who will make sure you get exactly what you want for your new or existing home. No job is too small. We are here to help. Our main priority is to make sure our customers are happy with the end result.

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Reviewed by akin on 22/8/2020

Sajmir was very professional and helpful in completing the work that was required. I would always recommend him....Akin

Small company with over 12 years experience that undertakes all building works, operating on residential and commercial sites, references provided when required.

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Reviewed by john on 24/9/2020

On their home website they claim to be professional honest and reliable and that is exactly what they were.They turned up on the dot at 8.00am to replace my old pergola. They worked outside until 7.00pm, mostly in the rain, to finish not only the work that they were contracted to do but a couple of extras that I threw in during the day. They were very polite and pleasant to have around and I would definitely use them again and wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for good builders.

I'm doing handyman and carpenter jobs.

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Reviewed by Sophie on 21/8/2020

Constantine did a great job at problem-solving a solution to our catflap problem. We couldn't put it in the door so he came up with the idea to put a tunnel through the wall. Helped us buy the pieces and build a little step. Great work!

hi welcome to my company , ive been in the building trade for 15 years with a vast experince in the building and tree surgey/landscaping industry,all my work is always carried out to the highest of standards to over exceed to customer expectations

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Reviewed by Luke on 14/9/2020

The team did a great job of taking down our garden room. They worked quickly and efficiently and left the place in good shape once finished. We would recommend them.

Hello and welcome to our account . We have just joined rated people , please don’t let this put you off, we have over 30 years of experience within the kitchen industry , and also within the construction industry . If we can’t do it, we know someone who can , who will like ourselves be skilled,proffessional , and foremost trustworthy . No job too big or small , and yes we will attempt to put that square peg in that round hole . We have a can do attitude and have solutions not problems . Also pay special attention to customer requirements . Our existing customers are more than willing to speak to new clients on request , to reassure if required , many thanks hope to speak soon ??

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Reviewed by Daniel on 1/9/2020

After reviewing our options for a new Kitchen we actually went on Lee's advice for a refurbishment with some new worktops and a few other features. They also completed a full floor installation across the whole of our downstairs and did some lovely tile work in our bathroom as an additional request i made during the build. We love what we have achieved and thanks to Lee's advice saved a few thousand on the project. Lee's honesty and open approach was welcomed. He priced the job well and we are ecstatic

JLR FLOORS is an established, independent flooring company, suppling and fitting Carpets, Vinyl's, Lvts, Laminate and floor tiles. I am an Instructor for The Academy of Flooring Skills demonstrating at international Floor shows. Floorskills Master Carpet fitter.

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Reviewed by Clare on 31/5/2020

Jason did a fantastic job replacing my decking. He's very professional, skilled and courteous. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and would certainly use him again.

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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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