We have written a comprehensive Decking Guide which takes you through step by step from choosing the type of deck you are looking for, to preparing your deck for finishing and even maintaining it for years to come.
We’ve also included some great ideas and inspiration if you’re struggling to find exactly what you want. Perhaps you’re not sure what the options are! Use this guide summary to signpost you to the exact part of the guide you need.
If you’ve already installed your deck but you’ve left it untreated then you can skip to ‘preparing your deck for finishing‘. If you’ve not installed your deck yet then start at the very beginning…it’s a very good place to start!
Part 1: Types of decking
This post explains the different types of decking available on the market, gives an indication of their relative costs and highlights some of the benefits and drawbacks to help you to decide which is right for you.
Read Part 1: Types of decking here.
Part 2: Protecting your new deck
In this part we discuss the difficulties with applying protective finishes directly onto new wood due to the mill glaze and explore the options for keeping your new deck safe whilst it settles in for its first year.
Read Part 2: Protecting your new deck here.
Part 3: Preparing your deck for a new finish
This post explains how to prepare your garden decking for applying a protective finish. Whether it’s a brand new deck, it’s a weathered but otherwise untreated deck or if it’s been treated before and needs stripping you’ll find the correct advice here.
Read Part 3: Preparing your deck for a new finish here.
Part 4: Protecting your deck with a finish
Read Part 4: Protecting your deck with a finish here.
Part 5: Maintaining your garden deck
This post explains the maintenance process when using Owatrol products to protect your deck from the harmful effects of weathering and UV rays. Thankfully, with our products this maintenance cycle requires minimal work and is not frequent.
Read Part 5: Maintaining your garden deck here.
Part 6: Inspiration and ideas for your garden decking
This part is mainly for the oohs and aahs! We’ve given you a selection of inspirational ideas if you’re finding it hard to come up with what you’re after. We also have some interesting suggestions for taking your deck even further if you want to!
Remember, we always welcome and value your feedback and are always open to new ideas for things you’d like us to write about in our news section so if there’s anything you’d particularly like help or advice about or a topic that you want to know more about then please do get in touch with us.
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