Decking in small spaces

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Small gardens can really benefit from cleverly planned and installed decking. If there is limited space or you are just looking for a low maintenance option, decking is a great solution. When installed well, decking can create the illusion of space and add interest to an otherwise empty garden. 

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Attention can be diverted away from areas lacking in space by using narrow bands of wood. These draw the eye away and make the area appear longer than it really is. Decks ...

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To Deck or not to Deck?

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With reality TV gardening there came a time when it seemed every back garden had to be decked in some form or other and also had to be laid in just one hour!

But decking has been used for many years in various ways in Scandinavia and America to such effect that to use it a quick fix does not do the product justice.

Having decking can extend a living place outdoors, allow the outside to come in and the relative inexpensive ...

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What’s with the gaps between the deck?

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What is the best gap between decking boards – and are there even tables for this relative to species and board width?

We often have questions or requests from customer stating that gaps between the their timber deck. Some times more difficult customers even insists that we leave gaps much smaller or even no gaps between the deck board against our advice when we begin our deck installation.

“I want no gap between the boards” or,
“I want a 2mm gap between ...

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Do you see the same trend coming to singapore? Growing Decking demands

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US demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4 percent per year through 2018 to 3.5 billion lineal feet, valued at $6.5 billion. Demand will rebound from the lackluster performance during the 2008-2013 period, when contraction in new housing construction caused a sharp drop in new deck installation and a less favorable lending environment caused homeowners to put off or cancel deck renovation projects. Through 2018, decking demand will be spurred by rebounding residential building construction activity and continuing interest in ...

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Pressure-Treated Wood – The popular choice for decks

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Pressure-Treated Wood – The popular choice for decks

Despite the ongoing use of some naturally durable species of wood and the emergence of several types of artificial wood, the overwhelmingly chosen material for decks is pressure-treated wood.

Treated wood, sold in nearly every lumber outlet in North America, is favored for a variety of reasons: it has a natural appearance, its resistance to termites and rot is well established, wood is a plentiful and renewable resource, and treated wood is usually the ...

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Why we prefer natural wood over composite decking

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There is a few arguments that composite decking sellers use to create the false impression that you should better chose composite decking over wood decking. In short these arguments are:

1) cheaper, better price decking – FALSE

2) Low maintenance – Part Truth

3) 100% eco friendly because you can recycle it – FALSE

 

1) Composite Wood cost less to install, the psf is generally lower compare to all the other decking materials used in Singapore. However, you should also include the lifespan of the ...

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Is Planter and Balcony Decking the New Trend in Singapore Today?

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In Singapore, we have seen an increase in the number of home owners who did their balcony and planters with decking products with eco products, natural wood or even wood plastic composite.

We are also beginning less and less of a simple looking tiled balcony or empty planter area. Home owners today are expecting more to add to their lifestyle; Decking, hence is added into their shopping list.

Maybe it is because of today’s limited home living spaces in public ...

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Outdoor Timber Decking

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Ironwood:

Ironwood is a commonly used marketing name for hard wood. In Singapore context ironwood is referring to a type of wood called Belian, which can be found in Indonesia.

Belian trees may reach a height of 100ft with trunk diameters of exploitable trees up to 36” (90cm). This durable sinker wood seasons slowly becoming black with age and according to the book “The Prehistory of Sabah” by Tom & Barbara Harrison, it is said that “in the open, in ...

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HongYe Trellis & Shelters, proven top quality workmanship

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HongYe Trellis & Shelters, proven top quality workmanship

Trellis & shelters come in all shape and sizes, each are custom made to the unique needs of the home.

Some people may choose to use wood- Wood is the same as other natural material, has its own characteristic. Other may choose to go with steel/ aluminium.

Each material used in the building process has its own characteristics and react differently under weathering.

So in other words, to make the timber deck, trellis, fencing, or any ...

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Artificial Grass + Timber Decking

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You do not need an interior designer to turn your home into a gorgeous living space.

Transform your balcony with the help of HONG YE ECO. 

As one of Singapore’s leading custom built decking specialists, Hong Ye Timber Decking prides itself on its professionalism and attention to detail, from the initial design consultation right through to the finished product. We believe that customers come first, ensuring that we attend to all of your needs and requirements.

Built to the highest of standards, we only ...

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