Decking; deck screws or nails

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  1. Carlnorwich

    Carlnorwich

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    I've been given 2 quotes for a small deck to be built round our back. One guy said he will use deck screws to fix the deck boards, the other will use a nail gun.

    The nail gun man is a bit cheaper.

    I'm not sure if I'm better off paying a bit more to have the guy use screws, but I can't see the problem having them fixed with nails.

    Can anyone help; screws or nails?

    Many thanks.
     
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    Screws! Nails guns are fine for a fence but never nails for a deck.
     
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    They use the nail guns on the TV make over programmes due to speed.

    Have it screwed down.

    Andy
     
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    The first deck I built I did with nails and it was quick and easy but, when I needed to get access under the deck, I couldn't do it.

    I am now in the process of building a new one at our current house and will be screwing it down as you never know when you may need to go under the deck for whatever reason.
     
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