Professional Essex Decking installers

ATS Landscapes are professional Essex decking installers, competent in the construction of softwood, hardwood and composite decking.

The type of decking that would suit your needs will vary dependant on budget, use and location within the garden. When Simon comes out to conduct a free and no obligation site visit the options can be discussed and explained in further details. There are however some very important differences between the 3 materials available. This page will briefly detail some of these differences and this can, of course, be spoken about in further detail.

Composite Decking

Manufactured from recycled wood fibres and recycled plastic composite decking is man made and is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional timber decking. Composite has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional decking due to the lower maintenance and longer lasting aspects of the material avoiding long term problems with splitting, warping and cracking (or just those pesky wood splinters)

It is manufactured from recycled wood fibres and recycled plastic so does not need any areas undergoing deforestation for the material supply.

Hardwood Decking

Hard wearing and beautiful in appearance hardwood decking is a traditional decking method. Using responsibly sourced hardwoods may involve a little lead time depending on stock and the time of year.  As such we will only buy from licensed and approved ethical distributors that can assure the quality and sustainable origins of their timber (such as dedicated tree farms) since there is still a large environmental problem with obtaining the wood from poorer countries who cannot afford to have sustainability measure in place to cope with deforestation issues.

Softwood Decking

Softwood decking is made from coniferous trees, which are faster growing and therefore more economical to farm in volume. Tree plantations in Europe are also generally managed with sustainability in mind so there aren’t any woodland environmental problems caused with this type of decking. We only source from FSC approved timber merchants.

Common species used are: Cedar, Pine, Spruce, Fir, Thuya, Hemlock giving both beautiful colours and textures.

Softwood decking will require more maintenance long term to avoid warping and splitting but we can provide you with advice on how to get the longest life out of your decking.

Get in touch for a FREE no obligation quote. Call us now on 01245 763978 or 07927 559250

ATS Ltd provide a year’s workmanship guarantee with all work completed by us.



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