Can you lay decking on soil?
Yes, you can lay decking on soil. If you decide to do this, you must cover the area with a layer of weed control fabric then add 40mm to 50mm on top. Also make sure you have cleared away any plants, rocks and weeds and that you are building on a flat surface. If you have any further questions or need any advice on the subject, get in touch with us at Sheffield Decking and Fencing Pro.
How much should decking cost to install?
The average cost of decking ranges from £1,800 to £3,500. Depending on the size of your decking, your location, the materials you choose and the duration of the job, this price will vary. Available in different variations, the main material needed is timber decking. The most popular materials among our customers include pre-treated softwood, the cheapest option with installation costs up to £1,000 for decking covering 3m×5m. If you are looking for something more durable, you may decide upon hardwood or composite which costs up to £3,000 for a the same area.
What is the correct way to lay decking boards?
The proper way to install decking boards is ridge side down, so that the air can circulate under the boards. This prevents any buildup of mold and moisture. Decking boards that have grooves are designed to channel water away from the deck. These should be fitted with a slight tilt in the direction of the grooves to aid the drainage. Any further enquiries, then please contact us here .
How do you lay decking on uneven ground?
You can either level the ground or use support posts if you are working on uneven ground. When working on uneven ground, the first thing to do is mark out the area you want to build dig to 200mm below where you want the surface of the decking to be. Next, fill in a 50mm layer of type 1 MOT hardcore, making sure you compress the material, then build the decking frame. Then lay out paving slabs along the edges and down the centre of the area. These will spread the weight of the decking and act as solid supports. Finally, set the decking on the slabs.
Does decking need foundations?
Yes, decking definitely needs a foundation. However, an elaborate foundation does not need to be set up for a decking build. There are two ways to build a deck, and depending on which one you choose, how you prepare your foundation slightly varies. You can either opt for an elevated deck or a ground-level deck. If you have any questions or need any further advice, contact us at Sheffield Decking a Pro.