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  • babyangel10
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    • 5th Aug 07, 6:25 PM
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    • 5th Aug 07, 6:25 PM
    Hi,

    I had my garden decked in April - roughly 22ftx24ft and it was £2000 all in, inc concreting posts in every 3ft, (was raised 18" off the very boggy ground) 2 sets of steps, balustrades and spindles. Well, I say £2000, but it should have been £2500 but he miscalculated at the end Oops! Did I tell him? Did I heck!

    I think a lot of it depends of the area you live in, but definitely get at least 3 quotes to see what the ballpark figure is, then take it from there.

    Good luck - it looks fab when it's down and is sooooo much easier than having grass!

    • Mr Proctalgia
    • By Mr Proctalgia 5th Aug 07, 7:10 PM
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    Mr Proctalgia
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    • 5th Aug 07, 7:10 PM
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    • 5th Aug 07, 7:10 PM
    I purchased decking and joist timbers to cover and area of 18 by 14 last week. I spent £230 and expect to spend about another £100 or so on fittings and blocks etc - I shall be doing it all myself

    HTH
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 5th Aug 07, 9:49 PM
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    Doozergirl
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    • 5th Aug 07, 9:49 PM
    • #4
    • 5th Aug 07, 9:49 PM
    I purchased decking and joist timbers to cover and area of 18 by 14 last week. I spent £230 and expect to spend about another £100 or so on fittings and blocks etc - I shall be doing it all myself

    HTH
    Originally posted by Mr Proctalgia
    Where!?! I want!
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    • panny300
    • By panny300 6th Aug 07, 1:47 AM
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    panny300
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    • 6th Aug 07, 1:47 AM
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    • 6th Aug 07, 1:47 AM
    i would like to know where as well,the cheapest i can find decking and joists to cover 16'x12' is around 400 quid
    • whiskymincher
    • By whiskymincher 6th Aug 07, 8:54 AM
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    whiskymincher
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    • 6th Aug 07, 8:54 AM
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    • 6th Aug 07, 8:54 AM
    I had a couple of quotes last week and one guy said to work on £50 per square metre installed.
    • Mr Proctalgia
    • By Mr Proctalgia 6th Aug 07, 12:34 PM
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    • 6th Aug 07, 12:34 PM
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    • 6th Aug 07, 12:34 PM
    I used a local "Reject Timber Yard" (In Ilkeston) Sixty Lengths of 5 3/4 by 8ft decking and nine lengths of 4 by 2 @ 18ft and 2 lengths @ 15 ft They also have newels @ £5 and spindles (various) @ £1 each. Handrails etc are all available.

    He did want £3.20 for each length of decking but I got em for £3 and he has other sizes at £3.60 at the moment.

    I'm sure that with a bit of combined shopping I could get him down in price even more

    HTH
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  • pusscat
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    • 6th Aug 07, 1:24 PM
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    • 6th Aug 07, 1:24 PM
    I had a 5.2 x 4.27m hardwood deck installed as part of my garden revamp project.

    Hardwood was about £600 for the deck, joist wood, post fix, weed matting, gravel to hold it down, deck screws, deck oil, came in at about £150 via my "man who does". He usues the local builders merchant but gets a good trade discount. I could have used softwood decking planks (much cheaper - more like £300) but I did not want them!

    Labour to install - it was part of a much larger project, but I would imagine that just the deck would have been about 1.5 days work for 2 men. My "man who does" charges £15 per hour for himself, plus £10 for "the boy". Total for labour would have been about £300.

    Total price would be somewhere in the region of £1000 for just the deck - but we have no spindles, rails, steps or anything else - just a simple square deck. If I had used softwood decking then it would be more like £700, fitted.

    Hope this gives you some idea....

    Puss
  • thehairybuilder
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    • 6th Aug 07, 7:41 PM
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    • 6th Aug 07, 7:41 PM
    Cost to buy the joists and decking approx £20 per m2 so roughly £700 - £800 for your area , you can buy from any of these guys

    http://www.nationalbuyinggroup.com/

    Labour will depend on where you are but expect to pay a tradesman in region of £200 per day
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  • Laineyw
    Where did you get your decking?
  • southernscouser
    I got banned from B&Q because of a misunderstanding over decking.

    Walked in and there was a bloke in an orange apron who asked me if I wanted decking. So I hit him first.

    Ba doom tish.
  • Charlie1986
    I used a local "Reject Timber Yard" (In Ilkeston) Sixty Lengths of 5 3/4 by 8ft decking and nine lengths of 4 by 2 @ 18ft and 2 lengths @ 15 ft They also have newels @ £5 and spindles (various) @ £1 each. Handrails etc are all available.

    He did want £3.20 for each length of decking but I got em for £3 and he has other sizes at £3.60 at the moment.

    I'm sure that with a bit of combined shopping I could get him down in price even more

    HTH
    Originally posted by Mr Proctalgia
    Could you tell me where about the Yard is in Ilkeston please
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  • lambo7719
    Decking
    I just did a 5m x 5m, butted to the fence in a corner, with posts and 40mm rope ballustrade, cost £636 for all the gear, and £250 labour, concrete, 4inch posts every 3ft, joists at 400 centres - softwood, took a day, and that included moving the shed for them, and all of its contents!, I am returning tomorrow to put in the led lights around the perimiter of the deck, inset, just 10, and then a step, as its raised 12" from the ground, so probably got half day left. A good tradesman will quote a cple of days for something this size, which equates to roughly 120 per day, which is pretty standard most areas, no labourer. i used a paslode to fix the boards, so its a quick easy job to do really, £50 a sq meter is probably a good benchmark.
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