Oilcanfinish Outdoor Living is an independently owned local carpentry business specialising in luxury decking and fencing installation in Surrey.
When setting up our business we found there was very little in terms of written guarantees and warrantees for homeowners for the majority of garden works being carried out. To address this, we have carefully selected manufacturers and suppliers who do offer homeowners written guarantees for their materials. We have made Oilcanfinish Outdoor Living manufacturer requirements for aftercare service, warranty, and product quality one of the main pillars of our business as the longevity of our installations in our clients properties is our main measurement of success.
We also found that despite there being significant changes in technology over the years, specifically regarding timber treatment procedures, the rise in quality and consistency of composite materials, and published research on steel and timber performance in exterior environments, the majority of decking and fencing installations we were seeing (and removing) did not make use of this research and technology.
When installing, we follow or exceed manufacturers guidelines. Our team do attend manufacturers training sessions and we work hard to maintain our Approved Installer standing with Jacksons Fencing, Trex Decking, and Millboard.
We often receive requests to build decking using manufacturers whom in some cases we hadn’t even heard of before or install entry level fencing products, however we are very strict in our product quality control for Fencing and Decking installations. This is why you will find quality brand names like Spax, Trex, and Jacksons Fencing throughout our quotes as well as terms like Use Class 4 timber, Stainless Steel, and Galvanised in our itemised quotes. Materials do matter over the long term, and we take this part of our job very seriously as it is a specific point of differentiation between us and other installers.
Our entry level products for both fencing and decking come from Jacksons Fencing and have a 25 Year Guarantee. It is a small additional cost in materials compared to budget products, but the peace of mind knowing quality materials have been installed correctly.
For fencing, our installations are focussed on the long term. Jacksons Fencing Featheredge Fence Panels is our entry level price bracket. Moving up in price from these panels opens up the entire Jacksons Fencing range for fence panels, acoustic fencing, and featheredge fencing. The cost of installing a budget fence two or three times over 25 years, including all the labour and waste removal, is always more expensive, is far more disruptive, and always results in a less attractive fence, than one beautiful Jacksons Fencing installation.
For decking, our entry level is Jacksons Fencing Heavy Duty decking and then moves into Trex Enhance Basics Composite Decking and Enhance Naturals ranges. Our premium decking products include all hardwood decking options such as Yellow Balau and IPE, Trex Transcend composite decking, Timbertech composite decking, and Millboard wood-free decking.
For clients who engage us for Fencing and Decking, we would be happy to discuss any other requirements you may have such as Porcelain Paving, Artificial Turf, and Garden Buildings, Pergolas, and Gazebos. We apply the same attention to detail on all of our installations, however we do not undertake standalone paving works on their own unless it is part of a larger project. We recommend London Stone and Marshalls paving products for the same reasons we work so closely with Jacksons Fencing and Trex.
If you are looking at a small mountain of product brochures, decking samples, colour swatches, and wood samples, and wondering how to balance the goals against the investment, now is a good time to call us.