This Trex Enhance Naturals Composite Decking Installation in Beckenham BR3 was a more complex Decking installation than the majority of projects due to the rather large Umbrella. Prior to installing the Decking we had to secure the large 6mt by 6mt Umbrella which would, when open, cover the entire area.
The client had previously had paving installed on the patio and steps and the Umbrella had been cemented in, however the Umbrella stand was not deep enough into the ground and the wind shifted the base, damaging the paving.
6mt x 6mt Large Umbrella Concrete Base
We removed all of the paving, and dig out a 1mt x 1mt x 75cm deep square. We attached a post extension to the Umbrella, and concreted in the Post Extension, leaving a tunnel for the electrical cabling which powered the built in Umbrella heaters and lighting. This concrete cube was reinforced with Reinforcing Steel Mesh to ensure it doesn’t crack over time.
Millboard Composite Decking Frame and Millboard Duolift Risers
Then we had to level the area, add MOT and compact it down where needed, and then build our Decking subframe.
To match the lip of the new bi-fold doors we needed a low profile solution, which also would not rot. We went with Millboard 50×50 Composite Joists set into Millboard Duolift Riser system. This system is completely rot proof. For the steps we used Millboard 50×125 Composite Joists with Spax 8x100mm Washer Head Screws recessed into the composite joists to allow for flush fixing on Fascia Boards.
Trex Enhance Naturals Decking Boards in Calm Water
For the Decking, the client wanted a dark grey, easy to clean and maintain, and scratch resistant. We recommended Trex Enhance Naturals in Calm Water installed with hidden Trex Clips to minimise visible screw heads for a contemporary finish.
The client now has an easy to clean and maintain area with no worries about joist rot as well as Decking which comes with a 25 year guarantee.
A guarantee which matches nicely with his Jacksons Fencing 25 year guarantee which we installed a few years ago.
This job was a bit outside our standard coverage area, however for the right project we are willing to travel. Get in touch using the form below if you require our premium services outside of the Surrey region for your installation.