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Decking Installation

Choosing a decking among several types could be a complicated and expensive process if this is not carried out by a professional.

We at Snow White Handymans are here to help you choose suitable options for your garden. From the moment you call us, we would guide you through the whole process with professional and expert advice.

Please read below our brief guide of what we offer and how the process is handled.

Getting the perfect deck does not simply mean getting the proper material. Therefore we suggest you first call a professional to help decide you the best deck possible—the climate, area, and decking usage matter when choosing the proper type of decking.

There are various types of decking materials, and depending on the area you live in and its application, our expert specialist, will give you the best advice.

The three main types of decking materials found in each specialist shop and online store are softwood, hardwood, and composite.

Softwood comes from the fast-growing trees, making it the cheapest option than hardwood and composite decking, but the weaker and does not last longer up to 25years.Softwood decking requires more maintenance than the other two types, but it is easy to instal, and you can change the colour and finish as often as you want.

Hardwood decking comes from slow-growing trees like Oak, which is one reason to be the most expensive decking. These deckings require less maintenance and last longer than softwood ones.

Composite decking has been made from both softwood and hardwood decking, and thanks to their unique mix, they look incredible and last for over 50 years.

Regardless of which of the above you will choose, the proper installation is the next step to consider. In addition to manufacturer instruction, local and national building regulations must be followed. Failure to do so may lead to shortening product performance and will void the manufacturer’s guarantee.

We focus on each key stage of the fitting process with provide you with step by step assistance and dividing the whole process into four key areas:

-Pre-installation - this is a vital part of any project. The proposed decking area must be cleared and to lay the foundation blockwork.

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-Subframe construction- each decking requires a different subframe solution. Sufficient ventilation is primary within the sub-frame to prevent condensation build-up under the deck surface. The timber must be free draining and must dry out after periods of intermittent wetting. It is also compulsory to ensure the zone below the deck is free draining to prevent water pooling below the deck surface. This is highly critical when installing a deck over a waterproof membrane.

-Installing board and trims-once subframe has installed, next is deck boards installing.

-Design consideration - each project includes additional features. Our recommendations on design considerations offer handy tips on how you can go about fitting composite decking products to achieve these features on your project best.

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Our clients about us

Thomas Bartle

We used Snow White to completely landscape and renovate every aspect of our garden. From levelling the ground to extending our patio, adding edging stones and outdoor lighting to installing premium artificial turf and a shed, every care and attention was taken.

Tim A

Galin repaired brickwork around my fishpond and replaced the waterfall and capping stones. He did a fantastic job and no detail I requested was too much trouble. I will happily use Snow White again for any building or repair jobs. They are a great team and very fairly priced.

Andy Whitting

Snow White have done several jobs for us, ranging from garden maintenance and installing fencing to blocking up an old doorway and making some bespoke shelving. The quality of every job have been excellent. Their staff all work hard; arrive at 8am and work through to late afternoon to get the job done. Unlike many companies, it's easy to get hold of the boss, they're always willing to quote even for small jobs, and the quotes arrive quickly. After trying a few other companies, with mixed results, we'll be sticking with Snow White.

L Oconnor

Excellent service from start to finish. I am extremely pleased with the work that was done - removal of an electric fireplace, space plastered over, wallpaper removed on the same wall and also plastered over. The office were easy to contact, they visited quickly to give me a quote, and then the work was scheduled very quickly after this. The builder was very professional, courteous, hard working and tidy. I would definitely recommend this company and would use them again for other work.

Alison Wood

Snow White gave me a very reasonable estimate for repairing and repainting the outside of my house. So pleased I used them as I'm delighted with the results. Can't fault them.

Charbel Abi-Maroun

I had few things to be done in my house and called these guys. When they told me 'Yes sir, we can to do it all' i didn't take these guys seriously. Then 2 guys came on schedule (they were only 10 minutes late because of traffic but they called to inform me), fixed the fence, mounted 2 huge mirrors, put wallpaper on one of the walls in the living room, installed a 5 pieces TV unit according to a drawing, mounted the TV, replaced my electric sockets with USB ones, fixed the dishwasher door, painted a door frame and hoovered. It was absolutely amazing. The name says it all. They are professionals and they leave your house in a snow white condition. During the work was done, i was given constant updates on the work as well as a post job courtesy phone call to ensure all went well.I'm really happy with the service. I would highly recommend them.

Kingston KAC

Reliable company, very impressed with the handy man`s work. Recomended!

Michelle Footitt

George fitted a new bar shower, he did a great job and I would definitely use him again, highly recommended.

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