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Pressure Treated Decking Kit 296 - Reversible, Grooved Finish
These great value decking kits are available in 25 popular sizes from approximately 8'x8' to 20'x16' (2.4x2.4m to 6.0x4.8m). These heavy duty decking boards are 32mm finished thickness with an attractive grooved surface on both sides. The boards are fully reversible with a narrow grooved pattern on one side and a wider pattern on the reverse. Pressure treatment is a lifetime preservative finish. Accessories include a choice of low cost joist kits, eco-grid bases and decking screws. Instructions are included.
- All timber used originates from sustainable forests
- Pressure treated timber boards (lifetime preservative treatment)
- Non slip grooved surface
- Fully reversible with grooved surface on both sides
- Narrow grooved pattern on one side and a wider pattern on the reverse
- The exact groove pattern varies from batch to batch
- Recommended joist spacing at 400mm centres (around 16") or less for normal domestic use
- Board thickness 32mm finished size (nominal thickness 35mm before machining)
- Board width 145mm (ex 6") or 120mm (ex 5"), varies from batch to batch
- Overall deck width 7'10", 9'10", 11'10", 15'9" or 19'8" (2.39m, 3.0m, 3.61m, 4.8m or 5.99m)
- Overall deck length 7'10", 9'10", 11'10", 13'9" or 15'9" (2.39m, 3.0m, 3.61m, 4.19m or 4.8m)
- The standard layout assumes that the boards are in line with the width and the joists are in line with the projection
PRESSURE TREATED TIMBER: Pressure treatment is a lifetime preservative treatment. The preservative is forced deep into the timber under pressure in a vacuum and penetrates below the surface. All other treatments apply a coat of stain to the surface of the timber only. With pressure impregnated timber, the chemicals are permanently bonded to the cell structure of the wood at a molecular level. Tanalith E is a widely used water based version so pressure treated wood is often described as tanalised. Pressure treated wood is almost colourless except for a slight green tint caused by the copper content in the preservative. No further preservative treatment is ever needed. However, if you want a coloured finish you can paint over pressure treated or tanalised wood with normal wood preservative in any colour.
- Next day delivery or delay the delivery until you're ready at the same price
- Saturday delivery available at additional cost
- AM delivery before noon available at additional cost
- Pressure treated timber joist kits
- Levelling shims
- Decking screws
Ground level joist kits
We offer a range of joist kits to match the size and shape of our rectangular decking kits. Our joist kits are cheaper and easier to build than freestanding or elevated platforms, which require a complex timber frame. Our joists can be laid directly on top of any solid base which is reasonably flat and level. This could be an existing patio, new paving or concrete or a new eco-grid base. The joists are supported along their length so smaller joists can be used. Joists laid on existing patios normally follow the existing drainage fall. All timber joists are pressure treated timber. Instructions are supplied. Some simple cross cutting is normally required.
Our joist kits are ideal if you want a simple ground level deck. We can also supply the decking boards only, without the joists, if you want a more elaborate platform base.
NARROW JOIST SPACING: All of our decking joist kits are designed with joists laid at 400mm centres (around 16") or less. The joists are all 50mm wide (around 2") so the actual gap between the joists is only 350mm (around 14") or less. This ensures that the decking is well supported. It is similar to the spacing a housebuilder would use if decking was specified at a new development.
A CHOICE OF JOIST SIZES: Our 3"x2" (75x50mm) pressure treated joists provide a rigid foundation for all but the largest domestic decking projects. The 3"x2" joists can be laid on any solid base including hard surfaces such as concrete, paving and eco-grids or softer surfaces such as gravel or well compacted hardcore and soil. Our 4"x2" (50x100mm) pressure treated joists are recommended for larger projects. We also recommend our 4"x2" joists if you are paying to have your decking area professionally built because the extra material cost is low compared with labour rates.
LEVELLING SHIMS: We recommend our levelling shims if you plan to lay your decking joists on a base which is slightly uneven, for example an existing area of concrete or paving which may have settled unevenly over the years. The shims are used as required to ensure that the joists are correctly levelled. Levelling shims are not essential with a brand new base, which should be level anyway. For this reason levelling shims are a low cost optional extra.
LEVELLING SHIMS AS SPACERS: Levelling shims are also beneficial with any concrete or paving base if your joists are timber. Even if the base is level, these impervious plastic shims can be used as spacers to ensure that the joists are not in direct contact with the ground. This allows rainwater to pass freely under the joists which ensures better drainage. It also helps to prolong the life of timber joists. Levelling shims are not needed with an eco-grid base which drains freely anyway.
Recycled plastic base kits
RECYCLED PLASTIC BASE KITS: Our durable eco-grid base kits are an affordable alternative to slabs or concrete. Lightweight and easy to install within a few minutes, these 100% recycled polypropylene pavers simply click together with no fixings needed. Designed to spread weight, our plastic bases are self draining and fully relocatable. The kits include weed control membrane which is laid below the pavers. First the ground is levelled and then the membrane is laid directly on the soil. The pavers are laid on the membrane. Where space permits the base is normally laid full size but if required in a tight location the pavers can be cut to size with no loss of structural integrity. The base is normally a few inches larger than your decking.
ECO-GRID BASE KITS: Our eco-grid plastic bases can support up to 150 tonnes per square metre. Each eco-grid paver is 472x472mm and 40mm thick with an immensely strong 60mm hexagonal cell structure. Eco-grids can be laid on soil or shingle. Integral pegs on the underside help to level the base grids more easily. If the sub-base is concrete or a similar hard surface we recommend our eco-paving which features a flat underside.
ECO-PAVING BASE KITS: Our eco-paving is stronger, less brittle and more difficult to damage than concrete paving slabs. The pavers have a strong grid structure underneath and the surface looks similar to concrete slabs. It is recommended if the sub-base is concrete or a similar hard surface, because the pavers feature a flat and level underside. Eco-paving can also be laid on soil or shingle. Supporting up to 200 tonnes per square metre, each eco-grid paver is 385x385mm and 40mm thick.
EXTRA COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION: This item is currently available within the estimated delivery times below, with no delays. Our delivery times are slower than normal due to unprecedented demand.
- Delivery is normally around 1 week after order
- Our decking prices include all delivery charges - unlike others we do not add delivery charges during the checkout process.
- Kerbside delivery with advance notice a day or two before.
- You can delay the delivery until you are ready but please give us at least 3 days notice
ENGLAND, WALES & SCOTLAND: Delivery is available to any mainland address in England, Scotland and Wales.
OFFSHORE: Delivery is available to the Isle of Wight. Delivery is not available to the Isle of Man or any Scottish Islands. Delivery is not available to Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.
- All decking prices include VAT.
ORDER ONLINE: You can pay with a debit or credit card. We also accept password protected online payments using Verified by VISA or Mastercard SecureCode.
METHODS OF PAYMENT: We accept most major credit cards and debit cards including VISA, MasterCard, VISA Delta, VISA Debit, MasterCard Debit, Electron, Solo, Switch, Maestro and UK Maestro. We also accept secure online payments using Verified by VISA or MasterCard SecureCode. We do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards at present.
SCHOOLS, COUNCILS AND BUSINESSES: We supply many schools, local councils and businesses both large and small. The prices and terms are the same so you can order online if you wish. If you want to pay by BACS transfer or company cheque please email us.