B&Q 2.4m decking boards half price £3.74 each
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B&Q 2.4m decking boards half price £3.74 each

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Found 9th Sep 2012
Decking boards at £3.74 for 2.4m lengths 27mm thick 144mm wide. Great price for treated decking which is reversible (two patterns). I purchased 35 lengths today and also benefited from the extra 15% off. Seems good quality...

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Sloth/Mod

Added pic, thanks for posting.

Was in today in the trade point section and was told that tomorrow they are doing 40% off decking and slabs. Not sure if it's a trade only deal though.

Original Poster

But this is 50% off..

Shame B&Q decking will never look like the picture!!! I've only ever seen warped, green and split. I think it would be better to spend 50% more and have it last much much longer.

Don't put down a deck patio no problems with a patio to many different things can go wrong with a deck even if laid really well

Original Poster

"Shame B&Q decking will never look like the picture!!! I've only ever seen warped, green and split. I think it would be better to spend 50% more and have it last much much longer."

I sort of agree, but I choose every one of the 35 boards, made sure of tight knot through the boards and they are perfectly straight and not warped at all. I'd expect a green colour as they impregnated with zinc and the colouring is a characteristic which will fase in time. As with any wood, if it's laid correctly it should stand the test of time.... Just on a side note I was actually very impressed with the quailty for the price....
Edited by: "Mrlossy" 9th Sep 2012

You would be lucky to have 35 in stock in my local store, let alone be able to pick through them and find enough good boards to complete a deck. I suppose it's a good deal if you have a decent B&Q.

Original Poster

I use the Leatherhead store and like you wasn't expecing for there to be any available, but there was a huge palette load full. It was a pain sorting out the boards but well worth it. I suppose it really depends on the batch, but if you're lucky enough to be able to pick your boards it's a good price. You can use the reserve function on the website to check availability. ...

where these not the ones that were £2.50 each back in the easter sale?

Mrlossy

I purchased 35 lengths today and also benefited from the extra 15% off.



Thanks for letting us know you saved 15%...... four hours after the store closed so we cant do the same.

THINK

the extra 15% off is available to everyone - even tomorrow. details are on mse

Denziloshamen

Shame B&Q decking will never look like the picture!!! I've only ever seen … Shame B&Q decking will never look like the picture!!! I've only ever seen warped, green and split. I think it would be better to spend 50% more and have it last much much longer.



Your wrong.

Purchased boards from B&Q several years ago, with correct maintenance it still looks as good as new.

Warped timber can be found in many timber merchants up and down the country.
Green ? Its meant to be, isn't it the copper content in the tanalising (or similar) process ?
Split - see above re 'warped'

Problem with Timber in B&Q stores is that when its stored outside or under a canopy then transferred inside and dries out too quickly.

As a customer its easy to fix, as other have said just look at the boards before purchase - simples.



Edited by: "andynicol" 9th Sep 2012

Original Poster

tfish

Thanks for letting us know you saved 15%...... four hours after the store … Thanks for letting us know you saved 15%...... four hours after the store closed so we cant do the same.THINK



really useful comment, how could I have posted until I found the deal instore? Stores close at 6pm. THINK

good find thanks

mjccam

where these not the ones that were £2.50 each back in the easter sale?



They did a bogof around 6 weeks ago at £4.98 per length, but they were 120mm wide and not 144mm.

I checked stock at my local store as I wanted over 200 and when I got there there wasn't a spelk to be had, despite computer stock levels showing at 400. Absolutely useless company.

Best to ring before you make a special trip. I was at B and Q this morning (before I came on HDUK) and they only had about 15 left.

andynicol

Your wrong.Purchased boards from B&Q several years ago, with correct … Your wrong.Purchased boards from B&Q several years ago, with correct maintenance it still looks as good as new.Warped timber can be found in many timber merchants up and down the country.Green ? Its meant to be, isn't it the copper content in the tanalising (or similar) process ?Split - see above re 'warped'Problem with Timber in B&Q stores is that when its stored outside or under a canopy then transferred inside and dries out too quickly.As a customer its easy to fix, as other have said just look at the boards before purchase - simples.



I'm not wrong (apart from the green part, I didn't realise that was an effect of the treatments applied), you just disagree with my experience of B&Q to your own (they do have more than one store you know). My local B&Q never has many boards in stock, most of which are warped or split. So sorting through and picking out only the good ones would leave me with a choice of around four or five boards, which is not enough to build a deck (unless you are doing a really small one).

Also, the picture would appear to be a red wood decking board, a much more durable and attractive board that can cost many times more than these boards on offer. Define "several years ago". Even the cheapest boards should last for several years, it's when you get to the ten years plus stage you may start to notice the difference in lasting quality.

I went into my local B&Q & the bloke at the door said "Do you want decking?", fortunately I got the first punch in.

Hucknallred

I went into my local B&Q & the bloke at the door said "Do you want … I went into my local B&Q & the bloke at the door said "Do you want decking?", fortunately I got the first punch in.



At first I thought "you what???" and then I realised.... Good joke mate!

Any idea where I can get the stuff that is used to treat cut ends, cant seem to find anything at a reasonable price for a small amount.
Or can I use any sort of wood preserver?

Any advice on how much you'd need to buy? I.e. a simple calculator where you can put the dimensions of the area you're planning on decking?

Around 8 'running' Meters per SqM is a good guide

worth a go! Thanks OP

Original Poster

Yes, 3 boards is a sqm including waste. I've worked out to deck 3.2m x 2.4m (minimal waste) uses about 26 boards.

Was thinking about a small decked area in the garden, will think about it alot more seriously now.

HEAT

Denziloshamen

I'm not wrong (apart from the green part, I didn't realise that was an … I'm not wrong (apart from the green part, I didn't realise that was an effect of the treatments applied), you just disagree with my experience of B&Q to your own (they do have more than one store you know). My local B&Q never has many boards in stock, most of which are warped or split. So sorting through and picking out only the good ones would leave me with a choice of around four or five boards, which is not enough to build a deck (unless you are doing a really small one).Also, the picture would appear to be a red wood decking board, a much more durable and attractive board that can cost many times more than these boards on offer. Define "several years ago". Even the cheapest boards should last for several years, it's when you get to the ten years plus stage you may start to notice the difference in lasting quality.



No I disagree with your opening sentence ;

'Shame B&Q decking will never look like the picture!!!'

With correct maintenance decking will look good as new for years, mines was installed around 7 years ago and looks as good as the neighbours which was installed last year.


Edited by: "andynicol" 11th Sep 2012

But does it look like the picture, which is red wood decking and not the stuff you will get from B&Q? No!

It may be well maintained, but it will never look like something it isn't.

Is it just me but isn't decking so last year,ok for a awkward raised area,but prefer Terra firma-,oops mean paving.

[Is it just me but isn't decking so last year,ok for a awkward raised area,but prefer Terra firma-,oops mean paving.

defo and VERY SLIPPY WHEN WET which it usually is in this country!

I saw an earlier offer - perhaps last year where B&Q had these boards for £2.50 each but I actually found that you could buy longer and heavier gauge boards at a local timber merchants for less money.

Not a bad price if you don't have that option of course

Denziloshamen

But does it look like the picture, which is red wood decking and not the … But does it look like the picture, which is red wood decking and not the stuff you will get from B&Q? No!It may be well maintained, but it will never look like something it isn't.



The picture on this thread doesn't (that i can find) appear on B&Q's website.

Mines has been treated with a clear protector once the green tint from the tanalising treatment process has faded, and it still looks like picture 3 seen here

Sounds like you've got an issue with B&Q but to make a sweeping statement like 'Shame B&Q decking will never look like the picture' is wide off the mark, IMO of course...

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Lee001ds

Don't put down a deck patio no problems with a patio to many different … Don't put down a deck patio no problems with a patio to many different things can go wrong with a deck even if laid really well



I agree. I just ripped mine up last month and had paving slabs laid. Much nicer and maintenance free. Decking gets too slippery and looks awful without proper care and money spent on maintaining.

Original Poster

Paving slabs require equally as much care as decking if you want them to stay looking good.... But it's each to their own....

andynicol

The picture on this thread doesn't (that i can find) appear on B&Q's … The picture on this thread doesn't (that i can find) appear on B&Q's website.Mines has been treated with a clear protector once the green tint from the tanalising treatment process has faded, and it still looks like picture 3 seen hereSounds like you've got an issue with B&Q but to make a sweeping statement like 'Shame B&Q decking will never look like the picture' is wide off the mark, IMO of course...



You really aren't getting this are you!?

It is not a sweeping statement. Picture three that you link to looks nothing like the picture for this post. Therefore, my statement still stands and always will.

I'm not debating your own deck is in good condition, but a £4 softwood board, even treated well, will not look like hard wood!!

I live in a small town, so my B&Q gets limited stock. I couldn't build a deck with the stock they have, if I only choose the best boards. If I order it in, there is no way to pick through and choose only the good boards.

This is a great deal for those who can take advantage of it. I've given it heat. I would very much like someone to post a photo of the deck built with the boards in this offer looking just like the photo to prove me wrong, if you can.

^^ I'm referring to the picture of the deck boards that B&Q sell, not the picture on this thread which is wrong and mis-leading.

I'm referring to softwood deck boards as per this deal, not hardwood deck boards.

You can order in deck boards and refuse ones that don't meet your satisfaction.

Reserved them and collected them yesterday. I am really pleased, they look good quality.

Watch the online stock count for reserving, last night I needed 40 boards of this, assumed my local small store would not have enough stock so popped up to the bigger one a few miles away. Did a `test' reserve online to see if they had stock, put in 999 boards and it said they had stock. Didn't want to reserve it as I wanted to pick out the good pieces of course, and not what they wanted me to have.. Got there and low and behold they only had 4 pieces in stock. So they sold 996 boards in 30 mins? The lady who I asked said that the online checker only gets updated the next day.. makes sense.. not! So popped down to my local just to check, and they had loads of the stuff in stock.

The morale of the story is, ring up first to check stock - dont go off the website.

Apart from that, its a bargain at this price, I was going to do my decking in a month or so, but couldn't not take advantage of this deal so bagged it up early.

Cheers OP.

andynicol

^^ I'm referring to the picture of the deck boards that B&Q sell, not the … ^^ I'm referring to the picture of the deck boards that B&Q sell, not the picture on this thread which is wrong and mis-leading.I'm referring to softwood deck boards as per this deal, not hardwood deck boards.You can order in deck boards and refuse ones that don't meet your satisfaction.



Finally we got there in the end. I can now agree with you.

The trouble with ordering in, and then rejecting duff ones, is that you can't get on with your project the whole time you are having to faff around getting good ones. Order and pay for ten boards, reject all but two, wait another week for eight replacement boards, reject three, wait another week and so on. B&Q quality checking should be of a good enough standard that cracked, split and warped boards don't get delivered in the first place and are removed from the shelves should they get in that condition whist awaiting a sale.

If you are lucky enough and patient enough, you can get your deck built and look after it like you so it stays looking nice.

expired now. Cheers OP, saved me 300quid!
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