Decking board width question.

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  1. Mulletmanhiney

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    For my first deck that i'm half way through building I went to my local reclamation yard and picked 20 lengths of decking board.

    I've now used these up and need to buy some more, however, I measured the width of the board and now can't seem to find anyone who stocks it.

    It seems the most common width sold is 144mm. Whereas mine is 110mm.

    Should I be able to get 110mm? I've checked B&Q and my local large timber store but with no luck.

    My deck is half-laid and looks great.

    Any suggestions or advice is most welcome.
     
  2. Thermo

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    ah forward planning!

    yes you can get decking in that size, most decent timber suppliers should be able to sort you out, rather than builders merchants. Forget the likes of b and q and wickes etc, there stuff is ****e
     
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    Thermo wrote:
    Appreciating the fact that it is usually overpriced, and thinner than other suppliers, could I ask Thermo to elaborate on that?

    Surely treated softwood decking is treated softwood decking wherever you buy it?

    Grateful to hear Thermo's (and others) comments!!

    Cheers

    Nick
     
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    go and get a board from wickes and a board from a decent supplier, that will give you all the answers you need.
     
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    Consistency of
    finish
    straightness
    width
    grain
    knots

    etc etc
     
  6. Thermo

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    decent timber yards will tend to buy 1st or 2nd quality timber, builders merchants 2nd quality. Wickes etc tend to but 3rd quality. You only have to look at the way it is stored, handled, etc etc to see many of the differences wabbitpoo has highlighted
     
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    Not to mention that your are stuck with a choice of 2.4m lengths from B&Q & Wickes
     
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    I just bought a load of 4.2m from them ... and I went to Jewsons first, it was MUCH better quality than Jewsons.
     

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