B&Q deck board half price - 2.49
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B&Q deck board half price - 2.49

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from the 30th onwards, their cheap deck board is half price from 4.98 to 2.49 per length

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B&Q Reversible Deck Board, (L)2400×(W)120×(T)25mm

i went in to get a few boards tonight and saw the signs - back in th morning for me !
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Word of warning, most of these are stored inside at b&q's , if you purchase ones that are particularly green in colour watch what your painting/staining them with, you could get a nasty reaction and have to strip it off and re-do it....

Looks a good price though....


Edited by: "andynicol" 29th Mar 2012
Made a big log store out of these last time they were on offer. Good deal.
im getting them to make a trug in the greenhouse
http://www.diy.com/content/marketing/easter_2012/index.jsp?icamp=SO_hotNUMBER2

might be combinable with the 15% 10th April
A good price but be aware that they're not treated so will need treating. I think a lot of people make this mistake and why they end up tearing it all up a couple of years later. The bigger boards at £6.48 are better quality and are treated, but are obviously more expensive.

This is a good price to build a reasonable deck, just make sure you treat the wood properly - look around, decking treatment is on offer somewhere (sorry I can't remember where!). I found the clear treatment best as it keeps the nice natural wood colour - but anything decent will be fine (don't scrimp on the treatment or you WILL regret it!).

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And shop around for your support timber - B&Q prices are ridiculously high compared to a timber or builder's merchants. And also barter - my timber and builder's merchants will try to beat any other quote you've had - I've always done this and you can save yourself some serious money by bartering.

Just ring around for quotes and see the difference. Then say you've had a really good quote elsewhere and they may well beat it.

I'm sure there are better experienced people than me to give advice, but all I will say is make sure you buy TREATED/TANALISED timber, and make sure it's sturdy (like 4" x 2" at least for bearers).

Happy decking!
Phila4

A good price but be aware that they're not treated so will need treating. … A good price but be aware that they're not treated so will need treating. I think a lot of people make this mistake and why they end up tearing it all up a couple of years later. The bigger boards at £6.48 are better quality and are treated, but are obviously more expensive.This is a good price to build a reasonable deck, just make sure you treat the wood properly - look around, decking treatment is on offer somewhere (sorry I can't remember where!). I found the clear treatment best as it keeps the nice natural wood colour - but anything decent will be fine (don't scrimp on the treatment or you WILL regret it!).Hot!



You're wrong, these ARE treated, the mistake people make is thinking that decking will always look the same and doesn't require upkeep.

Doesn't matter where you buy them from, unless your happy for them to weather and turn silvery grey they need painting and this needs to be done every couple of years, whether thats a clear stain or coloured is irrelavant, it must be done, or the deck will turn silvery grey and will require replacing in 10 years or so.

As I said earlier, if your decking is particularly green in colour (which is due to the copper content in the treatment process) watch what you put on it, I suggest testing a very small area first and ensuring no reaction occurs, do not assume it does what it says on the tin, you may need to let the surface of the deck weather before applying any colour / paint /stain.





Phila4

And shop around for your support timber - B&Q prices are ridiculously … And shop around for your support timber - B&Q prices are ridiculously high compared to a timber or builder's merchants. And also barter - my timber and builder's merchants will try to beat any other quote you've had - I've always done this and you can save yourself some serious money by bartering.Just ring around for quotes and see the difference. Then say you've had a really good quote elsewhere and they may well beat it.I'm sure there are better experienced people than me to give advice, but all I will say is make sure you buy TREATED/TANALISED timber, and make sure it's sturdy (like 4" x 2" at least for bearers).Happy decking!



SO what prices have you been getting for your support timber?

give people a target.

they are treated went and had a look today, need to pick and choose some were not that good.

need 50 to replace some cheap 19mm barge boards that were used for a deck,that lasted 14 years(screws are now rusted through) build by previous owner.

Also this stuff is now cheaper than barge boards etc for anyone looking to build raised beds or planters etc.

Wickes have some ok prices for other bits/bearers, 25% off.
wickes.co.uk/gar…ng/
andynicol

You're wrong, these ARE treated, the mistake people make is thinking that … You're wrong, these ARE treated, the mistake people make is thinking that decking will always look the same and doesn't require upkeep.Doesn't matter where you buy them from, unless your happy for them to weather and turn silvery grey they need painting and this needs to be done every couple of years, whether thats a clear stain or coloured is irrelavant, it must be done, or the deck will turn silvery grey and will require replacing in 10 years or so.As I said earlier, if your decking is particularly green in colour (which is due to the copper content in the treatment process) watch what you put on it, I suggest testing a very small area first and ensuring no reaction occurs, do not assume it does what it says on the tin, you may need to let the surface of the deck weather before applying any colour / paint /stain.





Fair enough - I stand corrected. They used to sell these untreated a few years ago and I assumed they still were.

However, having been into B&Q this morning they're not great quality, but if you search through them all and pick and choose then you should end up with some decent ones. The ones for £6.48 are so much better, but at almost three times the price it's expensive.

I'll wait for these to come down in price - last year I picked them up for around £4 each and I think for the additional quality, finish and extra width/thickness it's worth the extra. Will require less support timber as well as thicker = less give/bounce which means the spacing of the bearers can be wider = less timber!

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SO what prices have you been getting for your support timber? give … SO what prices have you been getting for your support timber? give people a target.they are treated went and had a look today, need to pick and choose some were not that good. need 50 to replace some cheap 19mm barge boards that were used for a deck,that lasted 14 years(screws are now rusted through) build by previous owner.Also this stuff is now cheaper than barge boards etc for anyone looking to build raised beds or planters etc.Wickes have some ok prices for other bits/bearers, 25% off.http://www.wickes.co.uk/gardens/decking/icat/decking/






Well B&Q are selling 4 x 2 (actually 100mm x 47mm) treated timber at £7.85 for 3 metre length. I've just built a shed base and got 4.8 metre lengths of 4 x 2 for £6.45 including VAT. About £1.34 per metre.

B&Q's price works out at around £2.61 per metre - double.

I have several merchants within a few miles (Jewson, Buildbase, Build Centre, Burdens, Builder's Express, plus several timber merchants) and they like to be competitive. Their standard per metre prices all came out at less than £2 per metre but with bartering they all dropped to at least less than £1.70 a metre and lower.

It was the same difference for 3 x 2.

I also bought some OSB 3 board for the base at 18mm thickness x 2400mm x 1200mm (8 x 4). B&Q want £24.48 per sheet, I got the same for £13.48, which initially they wanted £18 odd for.

It's all about ringing round and getting the best price - they want to be competitive and it can make a huge difference when it comes to quantity. Think how many metres you need and then work out how much you can save.

B&Q subsidise their prices for things like decking because people then pay over the top for the support timber.

I've worked out that to build a deck that I want, it's going to take something like 100 metres of 4 x 2 alone - my merchant will charge around £130 (maybe less because of the quantity) whereas B&Q will charge £260.
Edited by: "Phila4" 31st Mar 2012
I bought some of these this morning, but be warned, many of the boards are split, full of knots or badly warped. I sorted through the piles they had. I reckon about 1 in 5 would be considered usable for decking.
If you can sort through them, then this is an excellent price.
I made mine into a trug today for the greenhouse, total cost less than 35 quid for a 2.4 metre trug
got some this morning from washington store,
they had pallet loads,
most of them are great,
i got 15 and only saw 2 iffy ones,
iedingto

I bought some of these this morning, but be warned, many of the boards … I bought some of these this morning, but be warned, many of the boards are split, full of knots or badly warped. I sorted through the piles they had. I reckon about 1 in 5 would be considered usable for decking.If you can sort through them, then this is an excellent price.



Picked up 20 of these from B&Q Farnborough today. Just came on here to post the deal myself and found it already listed, seems like a cracking deal to me. As you say, many had knots, though at least in Farnborough there's still enough stock to be able to sift through them.
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