Decking

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All joists, decking boards, screws, woven ground covers and foundation posts together

Are you going to build a jetty or deck professionally or semi-professionally? For example in the garden or on a balcony? Or would you like to make a deck in the caravan awning at the camp site? You can make decks in different sizes. A decking of one square metre under the outdoor shower, a slightly larger deck for the caravan awning at the camp site, a bridge deck or an even larger jetty deck for your boat? Whatever you imagine, you can make it with our affordable hardwood. Would you like a round or another shape of deck? You can create anything with hardwood.

Bear in mind, a solid substructure is essential. Building a barn or a house without a good foundation will never last for long. Always ask yourself the question: how do I build a decking? We have the solution for you on our website or we can advise you by telephone. Download our assembly instructions and compare it to the floor plan. Hardhout Discount always offers beautiful and affordable decking and scaffolding boards.

A deck can be built in different affordable ways. Everything starts with an action plan, always make a clear conceptual sketch and a roadmap. How do I build a deck and how do I use the decking components? Check out our assembly instructions for affordable and sustainable ideas. This manual offers you useful tips and tricks to realise your project. Here you can find a construction manual for a deck. On our website you can easily download a plan. Build your deck in an affordable way and follow our advice carefully. The calculator shows the lowest price for building a deck, an affordable end result is guaranteed.

Planning

If you have a clear picture in mind of how and where your construction deck should to be made, then you have probably read in our assembly instructions that decking boards should be screwed to a beam. Whether you are going to build a patio on your balcony or a jetty deck, it is essential that the hardwood decking boards are fastened as a whole with enough screws and carriage bolts.

On a concrete foundation, such as a balcony, you can immediately start laying tiles of wood or hardwood without using of a substructure. You can purchase standard hardwood tiles but we recommend to make them yourself. Joining multiple wide decking boards together will make a good construction for your deck. You can decide yourself how big you want the tiles and the final deck to be. You actually make multiple small decks that form a big one together. That way you use the space for the patio in the most efficient way and the decking components form a beautiful whole together.

If you choose to use hardwood decking boards in your garden to build a wooden terrace, then it will be necessary to build a substructure first. You can do this by placing hardwood beams on the ground and use these as a base to screw the decking boards. We recommend you to pound the hardwood posts into the ground every one metre. This will give the entire deck, jetty or terrace a lot more stability. Furthermore, we advise you not to place a tile under the post. The tile could easily sink and this would cause the decking components to “spring” when you would stand on it.

Building a jetty?

Building a deck in the form of a jetty deck is more complicated. Long posts, often a lot thicker, have to be placed in the water. Using round posts is not very convenient, since it is much easier to attach a beam to a square post, whereas a round post needs to be notched in order for beam to fit well to the post. The length and thickness of the post are determined according to the soil composition and the depth of the water. The guiding principle is often: the longer the post, the stronger and thicker it needs to be. Often 2/3 of the post’s length is in the soil. After mounting the pillars or posts, the beams can be mounted horizontally. They should be fastened with carriage bolts. The thickness of the scaffolding board is determined depending on the width and distance between the posts. The larger the span, the thicker the hardwood will be. Sometimes it could be that an extra beam has to be mounted in the middle under the decking components to make the construction very stable. We gladly advise you on the possibilities! The hardwood decking components are screwed onto the bars. Always use two or three screws to fasten the hardwood decking components. This helps to minimalise distortion. A common mistake here is not using enough screws.

Look carefully at our assembly instructions so you can enjoy your work for many years. It’s getting more common to use smooth decking boards, a bridge deck without profile or mounted correctly with the smooth side up. A deck with a slip groove, the so called decking boards with anti-slip components, becomes dirty more quickly and algae formation will appear faster. Water will remain in the grooves for a longer time which can cause dirt to accumulate. This is much less so with smooth decking boards. So are you going to build a terrace, deck or jetty? Then bear in mind how exactly you are going to build it and which plane profile is the best one to use. Mounting wide decking boards will save you time during the installation process since it will go faster because you will need less boards in total.

At Hardhout Discount, we limit the choices so you don’t have to worry about the quality and price. You simply have to make the right choice regarding the profile and the colour. We take all the worries off your shoulders and assist you online from start to finish. Because at the end of the day you just want to receive beautiful decking board for your terrace in the garden, caravan awning or balcony? Naturally we deliver everything directly from our online shop to your home and do you order before 12:00? Then it already gets delivered the next day! You can make everything out of wood, for example you can build a jetty, an outdoor shower or outdoor terrace. With our large selection, you can achieve every result you want.

Options

A number of guiding principles apply when it comes to building a deck. On our website you can find information about how to build a deck. The surface on which the deck will be built, determines the weight of the construction. The decking components, that are placed on a flat surface such as concrete, can’t be pound into the ground with foundation posts. For a concrete surface, we recommend to screw mudsills to the concrete. For constructions in the garden with a sandy surface, we recommend to use small posts as the foundation. Depending on the soil composition, you have to use longer posts, but generally a post with a length of 60 cm up to 1.5 m is sufficient. For a sandy surface, such as in a caravan awning or in the garden, it is recommended to use a foundation post for a stable result. A sill or beam are horizontally screwed to these posts. Normally, the centre-to-centre distance of a beam is approx. 40 cm. Therefore, the decking board has a free-hanging span that is not too big. This prevents the wood from bending or warping. The thickness the wooden deck is usually 21 mm. This is also the cheaper deck, thicker parts of 25 mm or 28 mm thickness provide an even stronger end result. If you use the anti-slip or scaffolding boards for thicker boards, the price per metre increases since you use more wood. It is for these thicker parts however possible to increase the centre-to-centre distance of the bottom sills. This will save you some money.

We recommend to incorporate the electrical wiring into the design sketch that is made at the beginning. It is never a bad idea to install an extra power source. Don’t forget to mention all of them in the construction sketch. If you do another application in the future, then it will be easier to retrace where you can mount a board. It’s not simple to install a power source afterwards because  then you would have to demount a part of the terrace.

Good to know for the deck’s location:

  • Deck orientation to the northeast: Sun in the morning and evening, predominantly shade in the afternoon.
  • Deck orientation to the southwest:  Sun from afternoon until late evening.
  •  Deck orientation to the south: The best location with often the most sun hours, from morning until late evening.

Large selection

Choose a beautiful hardwood decking board or a more affordable alternative in the form of Lariks or Douglas. They are also available as smooth or anti-slip decking boards. Most of the hardwood decking boards come from Indonesia, Africa and Brazil. The very favourable strength properties and high durability can’t be found in every type of hardwood. Hardhout Discount has the knowledge and experience regarding the products we offer online. We make sure you can purchase the best materials at the most competitive prices. We make the decision-making a lot easier for you, so you only have to decide which colour and which width of deck you’d like to have. Do you choose wide decking boards or smaller components, a scaffolding or anti-slip board? We have everything in stock for you in our warehouse. Our calculator and our construction manuals make sure that you always get the best and cheapest result. The wood can age because of rain, sun and air. If you would like to prevent that, you will have to treat the wood with special oil or lacquer. This gives extra protection to the wood.

Also don’t forget to order the fastening materials such as carriage bolts and screws. Finish it off completely with a woven ground cover under the decking boards. Apart from decking boards, Hardhout Discount also delivers fences, garden fences and wood to build a partial roof or garden house. On our website, you find a complete and customer friendly overview of our range where you can easily filter by preference.

You can choose between various decking boards to build a deck. All of the hardwood we offer has a long durability. The hardwood certainly lasts 20 years or more. Lariks and Douglas wood are less durable types of wood. They usually last approx. 10 to 15 years. Spruce or Scots pine only last 3 years so in short, hardwood or Douglas wood are the best choice to build a deck you can enjoy as long as possible. In addition, you can also choose between bankirai decking boards or an ipe decking, these types of wood are also used a lot.

Wood in the ground are affected much quicker than wood used above ground. The different soil compositions in The Netherlands can influence the durability of the deck, the life span, in a negative or positive way.

Hardwood has a denser structure than oak or Douglas, therefore its weight and durability increase.

 

Durability class

Description

Life expectancy

1

Tropical hardwood decking boards durable

At least 25 years

2

Tropical hardwood decking boards
durable

+/- 15 - 25 years

3

Oak decking boards are moderately durable

+/- 10 - 15 years

4

Lariks and Douglas decking boards are less durable

+/- 5 - 10 years

5

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Up to 5 years or less

The Hardhout Discount calculator calculates exactly how many posts, decking boards, beams, carriage bolts, screw and woven ground covers you need to build a beautiful deck. If you have any further questions, then you can always ask us by telephone or online. We gladly advise you about decking, without any obligations.

Why decking boards from Hardhout Discount?

We only deliver wooden decking boards that fall within the scope of the EU-law (EUTR). Hardhout Discount consciously chooses for durability, which is one of the most important spearheads within our company. We do not only guarantee high quality but we also strive to have the best customer service. We promote sustainably-produced wood and do not purchase harvested wood that falls outside the EUTR legislation. We check sawmills in Africa, Brazil and Europe to be certain that all of the delivered decking wood has been in fact produced within legislation and regulations. The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) has demonstrable control over legal logging. All of our foreign products hold the certificate ‘Sustainable Forestry’. We cooperate closely with the producer, also to control the employees’ conditions and producer’s policy, a matter that is very important to us.

Easy to order online

Build a beautiful terrace with our decking boards, you can order them very easily. In our online shop, you can find everything for your garden and/or terrace. Payment is easy and very secure. You can choose to pay with iDeal, Visa, Mastercard or with AfterPay. We deliver all of the ordered wood to your home. The Dutch trust mark Thuiswinkel Waarborg Certificate and Terms and Conditions of Thuiswinkel provide a lot more guarantees to the customer than the law does. We want a satisfied customer and would love to see you back for new orders. Promote us to your friends and acquaintances.

Free sample

Would you like to receive a free sample? This could be to compare the different types of wood for a deck, because every type of wood has a different weight, structure and colour. Compare our decking boards and be your own judge. You can request a sample online and we will deliver it for free to your home.

Opening times Hardhout Discount

Hardhout Discount is open on workdays from 8:00 until 17:00 but is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Do you have any further questions after visiting our online shop? Please send us an email.

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