Deck Construction

Essex Decking and Fencing will build you a safe, solid deck.

We understand that a deck is a load bearing structure that could potentially bear many people at one time.

Every care is taken that the correct type and amount of fixings are used.

Similar in concept to the foundations of a house, the secret to a strong and durable deck is a good solid sub-frame.

We have discovered when removing old decks, cases of entire sub frames being 'balanced' on loose bricks, piles of broken slabs, polystyrene blocks, and even paint tins!.

We believe that your deck should feel (and indeed be) as solid and safe as the floor inside your house. 

We will only use building grade joists to construct your deck sub-frame (stress graded and dry graded) and we always endeavour to source our timber from local, ethically aware suppliers (endorsed by the FSC).

Before committing to building a deck for you, we will usually ask for a site inspection to discuss your requirements, and advise you on the location/aspect, size, shape and type of decking.

This is also a good time to consider potential lighting, handrails, ramps, steps, features etc.