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Hardwood decking

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by RickyLee53, 23 Mar 2014.

  1. RickyLee53

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    Hello,

    I'm looking to build a decking area approx 30m^2. I really like the look of hardwood decking. But I'm not sure which is best to go for, or what the best place to buy it is. Prices seem to be about £80 per sq meter at best, (just for the planks) Its a lot to spend, but it should last.

    What I don't want, is something that's going to be really slippy when wet and most hard woods are smooth planks.

    I haven't totally forgot about soft woods, but don't like the green look, or the deeper ribs on the top.

    I'm open to any suggestions/tips etc.
     
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    Have you looked at larch?
     
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    No I hadn't, but it looks like a great compromise. Thanks. :D
     
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    Oh and if you don't like the green look, you can get untreated larch heartwood, which would last the best part of a lifetime. It will turn to a silver/grey if left to it's own devices
     
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    Do you think if I got untreated Larch then stained and varnished it, it'd stay a brown color?
     
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