Installing Decking in Your Garden
Adding decking onto your property is a great way to increase your house value without altering the internals of your home. An outdoor project creates less disturbance to day-to-day life and can be much more affordable than adapting the interior of your house.
If in doubt, hire a professional
At JL properties, we would always recommend that you hire a professional company to construct your decking as the process requires a lot of materials and tools for construction, and decking can be very tricky for a novice to construct. While installing a DIY decking may have fewer initial costs, the end product can be very lack-lustre and will not be as aesthetically pleasing or structurally sound as a professional installation. However, if you are interested in knowing more about the process of building and installing decking, we’ve compiled this short guide.
Whilst this is the basic methodology behind laying a decking, it is not a complete guide. There are variations to consider, for example, if you are attaching your decking to your home you will need to install a joist to your masonry for structural support and, instead of laying flat, your decking will need to gently slope away from the house. You must also consider the conditions your decking will be placed on – are there any cables or pipes underneath that you might be blocking access to? Is there enough drainage? There are a number of considerations which must be made before you choose to install DIY decking, so why not take advantage of JL Properties free quotation and consultation service to see how easy we can make the installation process?
If you’re looking to install decking, JL Properties can help. Our expert joinery and carpentry services, along with quality craftsmanship, ensure that all of our constructions are completed to the highest possible level. The decking we create will be completely bespoke to your specifications, creating a decking that is completely individual to you and your requirements. For more information on this, or any of our other services, get in contact with our friendly team today.
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