Our thinner ex.32mm Trade Deckboards feature a castellated profile one side and a smooth profile on the reverse. Because these are ex-32mm x 125mm (finish size approx. 27mm x 120mm) deckboards they need closer support spacing and should be used with a maximum joist centre spacing of up to 400mm.
The “Trade” decking range was introduced in 2011, they are normally available in 3.6 metre and 4.8 metre lengths, but we cannot guarantee the range of lengths available. Our Premier range of deckboards is available in a wide range of lengths from 3.0m to 6.0 metres.
Many external surfaces can become slippery in the wet, particularly wood, slabs and concrete. Any area that is facing north, north-west, or where the sun doesn’t reach is likely to get an algae growth making the situation worse. Annual maintenance using a gentle-power hose and brush can help to keep the algae under control.
All of our deckboards are imported as sawn blanks then machined and pressure treated in England. This pressure treatment, Tanalith E, starts as a light green but mellows to a light honey brown after being exposed to a few weeks sunlight; after 18-24 months this may change to a grey colour which is perfectly normal. As with all Tanalised timbers any cut boards should be treated with two coats of Ensele.
Give the decking a gentle wash with a hose and then brush away any debris or algae that might have established itself. Do not use pressure washers on anything other than a gentle setting, otherwise the boards may fir up and make the algae situation worse. Ideally the boards should then be treated with a good quality decking oil to act as both a water repellent and to slow down algae growth. We recommend Rustins and Liberon deck oils, available from our Ipplepen Yard.
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