Areas covered by decking london E1 Whitechapel, Stepney, Mile End SE1 Waterloo, Bermondsey, Southwark, Borough E2 Bethnal Green, Shoreditch SE2 Abbey Wood E3 Bow, Bromley-by-Bow SE3 Blackheath, Westcombe Park E4 Chingford, Highams Park SE4 Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park E5 Clapton SE5 Camberwell E6 East Ham SE6 Catford, Hither Green, Bellingham E7 Forest Gate, Upton Park SE7 Charlton E8 Hackney, Dalston SE8 Deptford E9 Hackney, Homerton SE9 Eltham, Mottingham E10 Leyton SE10 Greenwich E11 Leytonstone SE11 Lambeth E12 Manor Park SE12 Lee, Grove Park E13 Plaistow SE13 Lewisham, Hither Green E14 Poplar, Millwall, Isle of Dogs, Docklands SE14 New Cross, New Cross Gate E15 Stratford, West Ham SE15 Peckham, Nunhead E16 Canning Town, North Woolwich, Docklands SE16 Rotherhithe, South Bermonsey, Surrey Docks E17 Walthamstow SE17 Walworth, Elephant & Castle E18 South Woodford SE18 Woolwich, Plumstead SE19 Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace WC1 Bloomsbury, Gray’s Inn SE20 Penge, Anerley WC2 Covent Garden, Holborn, Strand SE21 Dulwich SE22 East Dulwich EC1 Clerkenwell, Finsbury, Barbican SE23 Forest Hill EC2 Moorgate, Liverpool Street SE24 Herne Hill EC3 Monument, Tower Hill, Aldgate SE25 South Norwood EC4 Fleet Street, St. Paul’s SE26 Sydenham SE27 West Norwood, Tulse Hill N1 Islington, Barnsbury, Canonbury SE28 Thamesmead N2 East Finchley N3 Finchley Central SW1 Westminster, Belgravia, Pimlico N4 Finsbury Park, Manor House SW2 Brixton, Streatham Hill N5 Highbury SW3 Chelsea, Brompton N6 Highgate SW4 Clapham N7 Holloway SW5 Earl’s Court N8 Hornsey, Crouch End SW6 Fulham, Parson’s Green N9 Lower Edmonton SW7 South Kensington N10 Muswell Hill SW8 South Lambeth, Nine Elms N11 Friern Barnet, New Southgate SW9 Stockwell, Brixton N12 North Finchley, Woodside Park SW10 West Brompton, World’s End N13 Palmers Green SW11 Battersea, Clapham Junction N14 Southgate SW12 Balham N15 Seven Sisters SW13 Barnes, Castelnau N16 Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill SW14 Mortlake, East Sheen N17 Tottenham SW15 Putney, Roehampton N18 Upper Edmonton SW16 Streatham, Norbury N19 Archway, Tufnell Park SW17 Tooting N20 Whetstone, Totteridge SW18 Wandsworth, Earlsfield N21 Winchmore Hill SW19 Wimbledon, Merton N22 Wood Green, Alexandra Palace SW20 South Wimbledon, Raynes Park NW1 Regent’s Park, Camden Town W1 Mayfair, Marylebone, Soho NW2 Cricklewood, Neasden W2 Bayswater, Paddington NW3 Hampstead, Swiss Cottage W3 Acton NW4 Hendon, Brent Cross W4 Chiswick NW5 Kentish Town W5 Ealing NW6 West Hampstead, Kilburn, Queens Park W6 Hammersmith NW7 Mill Hill W7 Hanwell NW8 St John’s Wood W8 Kensington NW9 Kinsbury, Colindale W9 Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue NW10 Willesden, Harlesden, Kensal Green W10 Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington NW11 Golders Green, Hampstead Gdn Suburb W11 Notting Hill, Holland Park W12 Shepherd’s Bush W13 West Ealing W14 West Kensington
Three very different rooftop
and garden decks constructed with differing types of hardwood. We can
advise you on the best type of hardwood for your decking project - or we
may feel that your decking project is better suited to one of the
softwoods that we also use.
We design and build decks throughout London and Home Counties, using softwood or hardwood decking timbers to suit your decking project. We are reputed to be one of the finest companies of Deck Builders in London. The decking projects on the web site are testimony to our status as London Premier deck Builders. Our London decking work comprises domestic garden decking patios, Roof terrace decks and also all forms of commercial and trade projects. We are fully insured, and have experienced staff to carry out your London Decking project.
At london decking, we take pride in being a fully professional and skilful team, carrying out deck installation works to the highest professional standards.
london decking are the first choice for timber decking in London.
Here at london decking we understand that everyone is unique, and your decking area should be as unique as you. For that reason we provide a comprehensive decking design service. Our designers discuss how you want your deck space to work for you and then create a bespoke decking solution. We design and construct unique outdoor living spaces and decks to reflect your lifestyle, providing seamless transitions from inside to outside the home.
Whatever the shape or levels of your garden we will design an outstanding decking solution for you to enjoy all year round, complete with accessories such as planters, benches, ramps, privacy screens and pergolas which can all be designed and built to your specification and to blend into your decking design.
decking london, as a rule, build decking in the following way. Of course, this may alter according to each particular project? On the whole, this method is the tried and tested method and conforms to current construction standards. The most important part of the decking is the framework on which the decking sits.
The framework consists of the following sections:-
These are the main supports for the decking and will absorb all the load bearing from the decking boards laid above. Treated posts 100mm x 100mm (4”) are fully concreted into the ground and cut to the required height and sealed at the cut surface with Endseal or another suitable preservative in order to seal the cut surface. In some situations the posts are not necessary; roof terraces and over hard surfaces. In these cases the joists will sit directly on to plastic packers, or similar method, to allow for air circulation.
The beams of a deck are the intermediate structural members. They transfer the dead loads of the joists. As a rule the Garden Builders use 100mm x 100mm (4”) treated softwood timber, which rests directly onto the posts. This is most important as it is vital to transfer the load to the support posts, which provide the best compressive resistance. The most common fixings used are galvanised nails or protected coated bolts.
Joists are normally 100mm x 50mm (4” x 2”), fully treated softwood timber. The decking boards rest on the joists and the joists transfer weight to the beams and posts. The spacing of the joists depends on the span capability, which in turn is determined by the dimension of the decked area. Typical joist spacing methods range from 450mm – 600mm (24” joists). Joists are fixed to the beams using galvanised 100mm (4”) nails or stainless steel screws.
Decking (deck boards) – the actual upper surface which is visible, comes in a variety of different timbers both hard and soft woods (see timber list) and sizes. Decking provides an attractive and versatile surface suited for general use ie. walking and standing on. Deck boards are available in various widths such as 19mm x 95mm and 145mm x 21mm. Different widths and sizes are subject to the clients and designer’s specification and requirements. Deck board profiles are usually a smooth pencil round finish. Grooved deck boards are available but are used far less due to the ridged appearance. Sometimes clients ask for the grooved decking as it is believed to be slip resistant but we have not found this to be the case. The majority of decking is fixed into place using stainless steel screws. When installing a hard wood deck our usual practice is to pre-drill the area, prior to fixing with screws, to avoid possible splitting of the decking. Galvanised lost head ring shank nails can be used on softwood timber, subject to specification. All deck boards should have a slight gap between them to allow for natural expansion, usually 2-3mm.
We always install a geo textile membrane where a deck is mounted over open ground to prevent the growth of perennial weeds through the subframe. A typical product would be Terran or something similar.
decking london offer a full service in domestic garden decking design and build. Decking can make a huge difference in your garden, patio area or general aesthetics of a landscape. With the correct style, wood choice and design, your deck can provide you with the extra space and luxury you deserve.
Decking can also be used to flatten out uneven surfaces, provide dry space in difficult water drainage areas or simply to create the perfect ambiance for your garden.
After contacting us, we will come round to your home at a convenient time to discuss your decking needs, what you would like to have and the feel you would like to achieve. As we have many years experience in garden decks, we could offer some suggestions. We will then provide you with a quote, some basic drawings and material options. We could also provide some alternatives if needed.
To get the most from your garden deck, contact us today. We have many happy customers that will be more than happy to provide references or even site visits. Below are our garden decking portfolio to give you an idea of how we could assist you in all your garden deck building needs.