The addition of decking can completely reinvigorate any garden, creating a space where you can host and entertain family and friends.
While the design, style and colour of decking is a large part of the decision-making process, the structure of the deck should also be taken into account. Decking joists are available in 50mm (W) x 30mm (D) x 3000mm (L), made using wood polymer composite. The decking is then attached to joists, ensuring it is adequately supported using hidden fixings. We recommend placing an order of 3-4 linear meters per 1m² of decking, however this can vary, depending on the desired layout.
It is imperative to install composite decking joists, making sure the foundations are solid beneath the decking when combined with the fastenings and boards or your choice. A plastic decking joist is one of the vital aspects of a deck frame’s structure which ensures the decking is long-lasting and safe. It can also be used alongside a concrete base, proving along lasting and hardy alternative to wooden decking.
The number of joists required may alter, depending on the style of boards being used, as well as the desired layout, ensuring there is adequate support throughout.
The plastic included in the products ensures the decking is longer lasting than traditional wooden decking, reducing the need for maintenance and keeping its appearance for years. Another benefit of the composite joints is that the materials used mean the likelihood of rotting, mould and other issues often faced with decking, are reduced drastically, meaning your decking will be long-lasting and eye catching in years to come.