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Grace and Favour: Swimming pool decking

Grace and Favour swimming pool decking

As part of our bespoke carpentry series, we spoke to different Checkatrade carpentry members about some of their most memorable projects. In this guide, Grace and Favour share a recent bespoke swimming pool decking project.

The project

The Grace and Favour team completed over 100 square metres of swimming pool decking. As well as the decking, the team took on the groundwork and also built a pathway leading up to the stunning pool area.

The team used thermowood for the decking. Thermowood is also known as heat-treated timber and is a sustainable timber material produced using chemical-free heat treatment. Thermowood is created by heat-treating Scandinavian softwood to temperatures ranging from 180– 230°in special chamber kilns for up to 96 hours. Steam is then used as a protective gas and helps to prevent the wood from splitting and becoming damaged during treatment. This process causes chemical and structural changes to occur within the timber, which alters some of its characteristics and qualities. The intensive heat that the wood is exposed to during its production dries out deep into the core, causing all moisture and resin to be removed from the timber. Thermowood, therefore, doesn’t react to changes in humidity as drastically as untreated wood (the risk of swelling, cracking, and shrinkage is decreased), allowing it to retain its shape far better. The wood also doesn’t secrete sap or resin even in high temperatures so is perfect to be used in decking and cladding environments.

The client budget for the entire area including a pathway leading up to the pool was £30,000 EX VAT and the team completed the project for just under. There was a lot of groundwork that the team had to take on as part of the project and finding levels was a real challenge!

Customer review

“Grace and Favour were contacted for a quote on a large decking project we were considering surrounding a newly-built outdoor pool. From the outset Paul offered clear and concise input on the size and scale of the build, the best materials for purpose, transparent budget and timescale for completion. The workers were professional, courteous and excellent timekeepers – working diligently to complete the project. The work area was well maintained and kept tidy and their reliability was consistent throughout. The project was delivered on schedule and within budget, an excellent experience with Grace and Favour -would highly recommend their services.”

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