How to: A Beginner's Guide to Decking Essentials

19 July 2018

How to: Beginner's guide to the tools and materials needed to build a low level deck

Building a decking area is a great way to not only add value to your home but also provide an outdoor living area perfect for entertaining and relaxing in the garden. For all those DIY enthusiasts out there who plan to tackle their own basic low level deck, we have put together a quick guide on the tools & materials you will need to complete your project.

You don't need to be a carpenter but some basic woodworking skills will be beneficial. We also advise careful planning to ensure all measurements are correct before beginning your build and it's also recommended to have a second pair of hands to help out.

Tools you may need:

Materials needed:

Before you commit to building your deck, we advise planning out exactly where you want it go using the builder's line/string. Doing this will allow you to see exactly how big a space you are creating and limits the risk of mistakes later on. 

If you would like more details on the products we supply to help you with your decking project, call into any of the JP Corry branches and speak with one of our team who will be happy to help you in choosing the right tools and materials for the job.

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