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I am going to have a decking built in my garden in the near future but i am wondering how much to put away before I advertise the job on here.
How much do these normally cost?
The size im thinking is perhaps 4.5 meters wide by about 9 meters long.
The cost of your decking varies on size, and type, softwood is the cheapest, and there are three common types, Cambridge, 25x100 about £ 1.50 mt, Grooved on one side 32x100 about £ 1.75 mt Grooved Winchester/Canterbury 32x150 about £2.25 mt.
Hardwood decking is the best durability wise but the prices really shoot up the sky, Balau, and Ipe are the most expensive Masaranduba, and Iroko, are cheaper but not much.
You can also get the hidden clip type so you don't see any screws, and get a superb finish.
Western red cedar is another type and one of my favorites, you can get different grades more or less knots on it basically, and ages very nice silver colour, it-s very oily and there for durable, it's a softwood but to me worth every penny.
Hope this helps.
Green Spaces 15th Mar, 2011
i put some in my garden last yr ok i did it my self but i found odd as it sound b&q was the cheapest place to buy. i waited to round late may and the deals they had on made it at lest £50 cheaper for the small area i needed. the b&q web site will list every thing u need witch can give u a good idea material wise
william bradley 17th Mar, 2011
Re: you’re decking, the area you have is about 40.5 square metres a rough cost using a reasonable quality deck board including labour and materials would be in the region of £1620-£2025 depending on how complicated the layout is. Also bear in mind that you might need planning permission if it is more than 30cm above ground level. Also the maximum permitted development including decking, sheds and outbuilding is 50% of the total garden area. Hope this helps
Kind regard Dave
The Property Maintenance Team 29th Mar, 2011
The decking size you have is very large.
I have done my fair share of decking installations in varying styles.
I constructed my own raised decking area which included ballistrails and a small set of stairs, it was 7m x 3m it cost me £1200. (materials only)
At the beginning of the year, I constructed a raised decking area 5.50m x 2.60m it cost the owner around £700 including labour. (no rails)
N.B. There are regulations that you need to adhere to (council stuff) depending what council your in. check your local council portals for info via internet, really helpful.
TOTAL FLOORS 15th Mar, 2011
having a decking that large is very expensive and the question you want to ask if you need all the area ,materials wise only a timber shop and buy to a contractor price your area just the floor around £2200,factors would increse decrese the materilas value depending on size a quality
C.F.C Ltd 12th May, 2011