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How to lay Decking

This video guide & project page will help you create a Decking area using quality Wickes timber decking, sourced from Scandinavian and slow-grown for at least 80 years making it less inclined to twist or split.

How to lay decking from on Vimeo.

In addition to our Video Guides, we have free How To Guide packed with advice.

View How To Guide - How to build a timber deck

Tools for the job

Materials for the job


Preparation & Planning

For basic deck building only basic carpentry skills are required. More advanced projects do require greater planning and carpentry skills, but your level of skill will almost certainly improve as each project is completed.

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When you have completed the construction of your deck it is very important that the surfaces are treated with either Decking & Garden Furniture Preserver or Stain & Preserver. Pay particular attention to any end grains and smaller products such as finials and spindles.

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Getting the job done - hints & tips

If the site is sloping and it is not possible to level the ground, your deck will have to be supported on timbers set into concrete.

The easiest way of setting out posts for raised decking is to make up the frame first and then use temporary legs to support it.

For safety, handrails and spindles should always be fitted to raised decks to prevent anyone accidentally stepping off the side!

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Take normal safety precautions when working with timber products. Wear gloves to avoid splinters and a nose and mouth mask when cutting to avoid the inhalation of dust.

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Why choose Wickes Timber Decking

- Slow grown for at least 80 years so less inclined to twist or split - We only use high quality pine sourced from Northern Scandinavia - 10-year anti-rot guarantee - All our Timber Decking is fully FSC certified - Extra wide 140mm Deck Boards

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How To Guide

In addition to our 'How To' video, we recommend you read our 'How To Guide - How to build a timber deck'. It features diagrams, plans and detailed step-by-step advice on how to construct timber decking with a professional finish.

View How To Guide- How to build a timber deck

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