Advice & Ideas

If you have any queries regarding our range or need some advice on the best materials for your latest project, please just give us a call on 01503 240308 or drop us an email at and we’ll be delighted to help!

  1. Habitat+ Composite Decking NOW IN STOCK

    Why Composite Decking?
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  2. Look for certified products

    Why should you look for the FSC® Logo? FSC certified forests are managed with consideration for people, wildlife and the environment.
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    Yet again we are award winners!!!
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  4. What is the difference between hardwood decking and softwood decking?

    Hardwood decking is made from a number of different broadleaved trees. These could be oak, ash or beech. The wood of these trees is slower in growth and this tends to offer a “harder” and more durable timber.
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  5. Deck Maintenance - What should I do?

    Establishing a regular habit of deck maintenance will ensure that you enjoy the maximum life from your timber deck. For decking, the requirement for maintenance is minimal, but none the less very important.
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  6. What should I know about decking joists?

    Although these can't be seen when your deck is complete, they are perhaps more important than your deck boards. Deck joists give you the framework to attach your timber decking boards to and play a very important part in ascertaining the strength and durability of your decking.
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  7. Can I use TANALISED timber for making bat shelters?

    Bat roosts and shelters are closely protected by conservation legislation. You must consult the Statutory Nature Conservation Organisation for your area (Natural England, the Countryside Council for Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage) before doing anything.
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  8. Is TANALISED timber safe to use in children's playgrounds?

    TANALISED Timber is safe to use for structures in and around children's play areas. With regard to any concerns that the children may 'chew' or 'eat' the treated timber, we have to conduct safety studies to demonstrate safe use of our products as part of their approval process.
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  9. Can I use TANALISED timber around my fish pond?

    TANALISED timber is suitable for use in, around and over garden ponds. However, where fish are present, we recommend that direct water contact is avoided.
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