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Please note that iWood is a wholesale timber merchant, and because much of our timber is imported to order, we have a minimum order amount of £750 ex VAT (£900 inc VAT).
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European Oak Decking
As well as creating an outdoor space to relax in, decking not only updates the look of a property but can also increase its market value. Decked areas provide usable, solid outdoor space.
Oak Decking Properties and Grades
Oak is a strong timber and can withstand a lot of wear making it ideal for high-traffic decking.
iWood’s Prime and Light Character grades of Oak decking are dried to drive out moisture. This greatly decreases movement, warping and swelling once the boards are installed.
Our Fresh Sawn grade has a higher moisture content which will generally decrease over time before settling. It’s important with Fresh Sawn boards that you plan for some shrinkage of the boards as the timber dries, making the gap between your decking boards marginally larger.
This decking is provided in random lengths between 2 and 4 metres. In line with iWood’s environmental policy, iWood’s oak decking is sourced from responsibly managed forests.
Protecting the Decking Boards
These decking boards are provided untreated. While Oak is a durable timber and can be left untreated for 15-25 years, iWood recommends applying an off-the-shelf treatment to at least maintain the appearance the decking boards.
If left untreated, the boards will naturally turn to a classic silver colour. This will take a couple of years depending on the amount of direct sunlight they receive.
You may also consider a treatment with an anti-fungal component to help stop the growth of moulds which could potentially become slippery as well as damage the timber. There is no specific decking treatment that iWood recommends.
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Decking Safety Considerations
When wet, wooden surfaces can be slippery, which is why iWood provides its decking in ‘Reeded’ and ‘Anti-slip’ profiles that are designed to give extra grip underfoot. As mentioned above, applying an anti-fungal treatment can help prevent slippery moulds.
Further Considerations When Planning Your Deck
As food for thought you may want to consider the following points when planning on installing decking, especially if you have multiple potential locations:
- Will one location afford better protection from weather than another?
- Will one location provide more privacy than another?
- If you plan on hosting parties how far from the kitchen will your deck be?
- Will you need planning permission? If you’re installing to a listed building, have a 20m or closer line of sight to a highway or intend your decking to be 0.3m or above ground level you may need planning permission. You can easily check with your local planning authority (www.planningportal.gov.uk).
- Do you have a suitable foundation to install your decking onto?
- Consider how much of a gap to leave between your boards. You don’t want to be lifting decking boards to retrieve your car keys!
For in depth information about planning and installing decking, TRADA has a book available for purchase for £30, "Timber Decking: The Professionals' Manual 2nd edition"
Oak Decking Prices
iWood’s product code for Prime Quality Oak Decking is IW-7-32-1.
: £4.46 per metre (Fresh Sawn First Quality Grade, logged in for discount)
: iWood Timber Condition
: New, supplied to your requirements. Availability
: Available for order.
For inspiration, here's an introductory guide to building a deck that we found on YouTube:
Timber Species Information
2 - Durable
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1236 Kg/m3 (wet) - 720 Kg/m3 (kiln dried)
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Prime Quality European Oak Decking from iWood Timber
Light Character European Oak Decking from iWood Timber
Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 14-17 working days.
Delivery cost varies by location. Please click here to open our delivery cost page
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You will either require your own lifting equipment to unload your timber, or if size and weight permits timber can be manually handed down off the wagon.
The ordering process
After placing your order securely online you receive an email confirming the items you have ordered. When your order has arrived at iWood HQ and is ready for dispatch, we will give you a call to arrange delivery.