Garden Decking & Cladding

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One of the greatest features to have in your garden is Decking & Cladding. It provides many functions and also helps to improve the appearance of the whole garden. But, to maintain the health and condition of the garden decking, it is important to choose the right species of wood. The materials used for garden decking must be highly durable and resistant, but the wood also needs to be able to cope with the weather conditions that it’s likely to be exposed to.


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What is garden decking good for?

Garden decking is not only for getting that luxurious look for your garden but it can also be used for many other functions. One of the most popular reasons to fix decking in the garden is to give a cozy and homely atmosphere to the garden. It also provides a space that is well suited for evening sit-outs, summer BBQs and another outdoor dining, if the weather permits.

It is the best solution for people who are looking to level out their garden because the decking is usually built above the ground. Installing a decking will create a flat surface and make the whole outdoor area appear much more finished.

What type of wood is
best for decking?

Each and every project has a different and unique requirement that has to be satisfied. Because of this reason, you cannot segregate a specific species to be more suitable for all purposes. On the other hand, some species are better than others, and this is due to them having certain characteristics and properties. Get in touch with the garden floor decking specialist, discuss your project, and find out the different types of species available to you.

Garden is the place where people tend to walk on continuously and even it is one of the play areas for small children. Because of this, it is crucially important to choose the best kind of species that is durable and hard-wearing. Durable wood will not decline the appearance of the wood rapidly. It’s also vital that the type of timber that you use for your decking is suited to cope with the weather that it will be most exposed to. For instance, if your garden decking will often be under the sun for a longer time, the wood that you choose should have a good level of UV resistance.

European Redwood (also known as Scots Pine) is the most popular type of garden decking species. This is because the European redwood is moderately durable and takes screws and nails well, making it perfect for assembling and constructing decking. This species comes in a reddish-brown color, whereas the sapwood usually comes in a creamy-white to yellow color, but the species can be varnished, painted and stained to a satisfactory level if a different color is needed.

British Sweet Chestnut is another popular species to use as it is for exterior decking and cladding – and for good reason. It offers not only a lovely golden color (similar to the color of oak) but more importantly, it is a highly durable material. It’s hard-wearing and strong, the properties that make it a perfect material for garden decking, and it can be cut and nailed to suit individual requirements. However, if it isn’t protected with a good quality semi or fully translucent UV-radiation protective coating, it will naturally weather to a silver coloring.


On the other hand, a certain amount of people will choose softwood species like Canadian Western Red Cedar, to use as the material for their garden decking, especially when weather resistance is of high importance. Although it is aesthetically pleasing and usually cheaper than other types of timber, it is considerably softer than European Redwood and easily damages. A finish has to be applied as soon as it is installed so that discoloration of the timber can be prevented (which requires ongoing maintenance and comes at an extra cost).

Finding some spare pieces of wood and nailing them together may seem a cost-effective option, but if the timber doesn’t have properties that are preferable for decking purposes, the condition and appearance of the wood will rapidly deteriorate.

Final thoughts

Thus, the garden decking is not only for improving the look of your garden but it’s also multi-purpose. To get the best results, you have to choose the best wooden garden decking services. You can choose the best service by getting quotations from three or four different competitors.

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