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JAdams
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:03 am    Post subject: Garden Design With Decking? Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm looking for a couple of ideas and costs on Garden designs. I have a big enough back garden. Its not very level, Will this drastically increase the costs?. I'd really like to build decking in the back for a place for us wine and dine in the amazing summer evenings. Laughing

any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Joe.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was put off decking by someone who warned me that rats can nest and become a problem under decking.......I have little experience, so I'm not sure if this is more likely in the city or in the countryside.
I put down stone paving instead.....!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jadams.I may be able to help if you can post a few Photos and lets see the Area.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we have a deck down about 9 years and have never had a vermin problem thank god
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vernim will not nest there then your walking and moving around on top of it. I had also heard this, but vernim, like all animals want quiet and safety for their young.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at decking when we redoing our back garden and because ones I saw had become slippy in wet weather we went for Indian Sandstone instead.

Mind you, sandstone can become slippy if you let that black gunge build up on it. A little bit of bleach solves that.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

place broken windscreen glass on fabric under decking to stop vermin or cats nesting
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