Replacing Composite Decking in Harefield

It isn’t every day you work in a garden that has the Grand Union Canal running behind it…

Client brief

Over time the original grooved composite decking had moved considerably making the client question its safety; especially being right next to a canal. It had also discoloured and taken on a lot of stains which didn’t really complement for the stunning backdrop of the Grand Union Canal. old composite decking On Karl’s initial site survey, he brought samples of several suitable composite decking products for the client to consider. They chose Millboard enhanced grain limed oak because of its contemporary look, non-slip texture, and its low maintenance. The Millboard is also backed up with a 25-year lifetime warranty.

Garden lights controlled with your phone

The client requested lights in the new decking.  As they already had a Lutron smart home lighting system installed, Karl ensured the new lights were compatible; thus enabling the client to control the deck lights with their phone. It took 2 weeks to remove and replace the 52m2 of decking. In this time the team also restored some existing paving by grinding out the mortar, using a proprietary cleaning agent to bring it back to its original colour, they then finished this by repointing with flowpoint. The team also replaced the existing fence and gate.

Client Feedback

“I’m not one for writing reviews or testimonials but I have been so delighted with the professionalism and workmanship from Karl Harrison and his team that I wanted to put something in writing. Karl is the consummate professional – highly knowledgeable, meticulous, considerate and utterly reliable. He went out of his way to ensure that everything I could have expected from the project (replacement decking, new fencing, new gate and restoration of a very tired patio) was met to the highest of standards. Not only that but his team was exceptional. In this day and age it is a rarity to see people working hard rather than looking at their mobile phones.  Their workmanship was top class. They were exceptionally polite and always cleaned up everything at the end of each working day. I could not have wished for better. I would recommend Karl and his team to you all, I could not fault them in any way and it was an absolute pleasure to work with them.”

Credits and Further information

Completed – 2022 Client – Private Location – Harefield Materials – Country Supplies
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About Karl

Karl Harrison designs, builds and delivers high end residential and commercial landscaping projects.

He brings clarity to unusual situations, new materials and understands how to apply them with current technology. He is a professional Engineer and demands attention to detail that ensures impeccable results.

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