The first deck shows local untreated Larch, installed 20 years ago, then replaced with oak in 2019. We estimate at least 30 years life in this latest oak decking replacement.
The last pictures show a deck built also using local Larch. This was for a ‘Badger Viewing Deck’ near a wildlife reserve, commissioned by a local wildlife trust.
Paul designed and constructed a decking balcony for us originally in 2018, providing an alternative way down into our back garden. The project involved construction of a frame for the decking, opening up the back of the house for a new back door, and steps down to the deck and from the deck to the garden. That frame was constructed in larch, and when it showed signs of wear (after 20 years on a north facing wall) we didn’t hesitate to call Paul back to carry out renovation work, in oak.
Paul is passionate about working with wood, from sustainable sources (the larch came from his own plantation). He also prefers traditional techniques, where appropriate. He worked closely with us at all stages of both projects, and was happy to tailor the design and work to our budget. The balcony has been the best improvement that we have made to our property, fitting beautifully into the back garden, and we would definitely recommend Paul to anyone looking for something a little bit more characterful than off-the-shelf.”Mike – Bristol