This was in a dilapidated condition. Most of the piles were, however, in sound condition, so the whole structure was dismantled and a new deck and handrail fitted. The wood used was tanalised redwood and the decking boards have an anti-slip bead manufactured into the grooves, an important feature given the location. Because it’s a marine environment, all fastenings used were A4 Stainless steel. Only two piles were rotten at the base (mud line) so a tandem pile was bolted to the original pile and a concrete footing made to hold the new tandem piece fast.
Decking can be a lovely feature in a garden space if it’s designed and fitted correctly. There are now a lot of options regarding materials used and features such as anti-slip. Thankfully, the period of decking mania seems to have come to an end, so a more measured approach to decking has evolved. Please contact me if you wish to discuss a decking project that you have in mind.