Installing the Decking Substructure

Install the decking substructure

The key to a durable and long-lasting deck lies in the attention and care given to assembling its substructure. While Softwoods deck and pergola kits are designed to be easily assembled by even the greenest DIY enthusiasts, we have made sure that our kits also provide durability, moisture resistance, stability and freedom from costly future maintenance. (more…)

Essential Tools for Building Your Deck or Pergola

Essential tools for building your deck or pergola

If all you have is a hammer, then it would be tempting to treat everything like a nail. Unfortunately, if all you have is a hammer then you will never be able to build your deck or pergola project. Constructing an outdoor extension requires accomplishing numerous tasks and each task requires a specific tool to accomplish. (more…)

When Do You Stain Your Brand New Deck?

When to stain your brand new deck

You need to regularly stain your deck to help it resist the elements, protect it from the wear and tear of daily use and to keep it looking great. You can stain an old deck any time, but when you have just built a new outdoor extension, do you need to wait some time before staining it? If so, how long do you need to wait? (more…)

Hardest Wearing Deck Varieties

Hardest wearing deck varieties

With all the different varieties of decking available, it’s often hard to choose the best one for your requirements. There are several popular names you hear about from homeowners, contractors and the press, but you really don’t know how the timber will perform for all those years under your feet and what would ultimately look the best. (more…)