What is the best wood for decking?


Timber decking boards or wood decking is commonly used for external hard landscaping as an alternative to paving or flags. Hardwood decking is often used due to its durability. Accoya decking is a very durable sustainable alternative. Most of our decking can be manufactured in the timber species of your choice.  

The most popular wood species for decking boards are; Balau, Iroko, Accoya and European Oak. Hardwood and softwood choices are available . People often buy hardwood mouldings online from us, specifically you can buy hardwood decking online here.

Please find below some more articles online that you might find helpful.

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What is the Best Wood for Outdoor Decks?

Just like outdoor furniture, the types of material that an outdoor deck is made from will have a large impact on overall lifetime and durability. Therefore, it is important to choose the right type of wood from the start. Different types of woods have different levels of resistance to the elements. Common concerns include rot from moisture, price, and the problems associated with insects. To ensure protection from these dangers, there are certain qualities to look for when shopping for wood for an outdoor deck.

Read Mroe: https://www.patioproductions.com/blog/features/best-wood-outdoor-patio-deck/

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What Is The Best Wood To Use For Decking?

For many years, wood has been the first choice for construction, especially for deck building. Many use it for its timeless beauty and aesthetics, while others love it for its affordable cost. But as with many other home improvements, planning is the key to having a perfect outcome. One of the things you’ll want to decide is what wood to use. But what is the best wood to use for decking? 

The Different Types of Wood

There is a wide variety of wood decking materials you can use for decking. Each has its very own advantages and disadvantages. For decking, there are two classifications of wood; softwoods and hardwoods. What are they? And which is the best one to use?

Softwood Decking Materials

Softwoods are among the most common varieties of wood used in decking. If you are on a budget, softwood decks are the best wood to use for decking. But if you are willing to spend more, there are better, longer-lasting, and more durable woods that you can use instead.

Softwood decking boards come from fast-growing trees, which makes them cheap and readily available. While they may not be as durable as other types of woods, it doesn’t mean that their quality is undesirable. Many builders and homeowners use softwoods to create beautiful and durable softwoods. 

Read More: https://ultradecking.co.uk/what-is-the-best-wood-to-use-for-decking/

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Guide to Good Decking

High maintenance, high impact and highly slippy, or an attractive alternative to hard landscaping? Decking seems to divide us, so Natasha Brinsmead investigates where it works best, and how to get it right.

Not so long ago, TV makeover shows were all about enthusiastic gardening ‘experts’ showing us how our outdoor spaces could be transformed in a matter of hours with easy-to-lay, uniform decking. However, in recent years there has been a definite move away from the trend, with studies showing grass once more growing in popularity.

Read More: https://www.homebuilding.co.uk/advice/guide-to-good-decking

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How to choose the right wood for your decking

Wooden decking can be a stunning addition to your garden. But which wood is best? We compare the main types of wooden decking on all the important points.

Wood decking has become one of the most popular choices for outdoor living spaces. The question is: what type of wood should I use?

There are many different types of wood to choose from, and each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this article we will explore some of the most common types of wood for decks, including pine, cedar, oak, Iroko, Balau, Thermo wood and Siberian Larch.

Each type of decking comes with a variety of pros and cons that you need to consider before making your final decision on which to choose.

For example – Soft woods like pine are cheaper than hardwoods but they require more maintenance because they are not as durable as hardwoods.

Read More: https://www.acorn-gardening.co.uk/decking/how-to-choose-wooden-decking/

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For mutiple decking options in Hardwood and Softwood please view our Decking section.

Posted on Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 11:09

 

 


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