Treated 2ft x 2ft Decking Tile just £2.50 at B&Q  -  just £62.50 for a 10ft x 10ft deck area!
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Treated 2ft x 2ft Decking Tile just £2.50 at B&Q - just £62.50 for a 10ft x 10ft deck area!

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Found 30th Jun 2012
Just bought a load of these as I think they're a great price. the 2ft x 2ft tiles from Homebase are £9.99 each, and other 2ft x 2ft tiles at B&Q are £8.98 each.

These are supposed to be half price, so normal price being £5. CANNOT FIND THEM ONLINE, but I've just come back from a store 20 miles away and they had around 700 tiles available.

Seems a bargain to me.

You can buiild a 10ft x 10ft decking area for just £62.50 (plus the cost of the frame/supports of course).

Hurry as my local store sold out this morning at 9am - that led me to hunt down another store which I luckily found. I only went in my local B&Q this morning to 'see what they had', and now I have a huge pile of decking boards sitting in my driveway waiting for somebody to do something with them!

Anyway, I could go on but I have to go give the missus a kick up the backside as I want to sip some pints on a new patio area this evening and it's not going to build itself!!!

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Can anybody help me to clarify this: do I just buy like 20 of this and just put them together on the floor? Is there any assembly skills required?

You'd need to create a free to put them on top off an the screw these in to the frame.

You'd need to create a frame to put them on top off and then screw these in to the frame.

mmmkbb

Can anybody help me to clarify this: do I just buy like 20 of this and … Can anybody help me to clarify this: do I just buy like 20 of this and just put them together on the floor? Is there any assembly skills required?



Whether you use boards or tiles you'll need to build a frame first to fix them to.

Personal preference is to use full size decking boards with decking clips rather than screws, you then don't see the fixings or damage the board by screwing through. Looks more of a professional finish, but obviously cost a little bit more.

mmmkbb

Can anybody help me to clarify this: do I just buy like 20 of this and … Can anybody help me to clarify this: do I just buy like 20 of this and just put them together on the floor? Is there any assembly skills required?



you will probably just need to make a frame so that they dont move, personally id probably nail them together too at the sides, and depending on what ur puttin it on some good quality plastic underneath to stop any weeds.

seems a hot deal

Which store please

If you are laying them over slabs all you need is some sand under them to level the area - easy!!!

Lol I thought this was a pallet

We bought 8 decking tiles in B&Q the other week - they were £2 each, and they were on 4-for-the-price-of 3, so it cost us £12 to get enough tiles just to lay along the side of the conservatory. I'm guessing these are the same ones - they're not the same quality as proper decking board, but for a cheap deck they're excellent value. Not laid them yet, but we're just going to put a load of really fine gravel down and then sit the tiles into it so that the gaps are hidden.

Watch out...I went to B&Q the other day & this old fella dressed in orange came up to me & said "Do you want decking?".

Fortunately I got the first punch in & that was the end of that....but beware....

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gforce85

you will probably just need to make a frame so that they dont move, … you will probably just need to make a frame so that they dont move, personally id probably nail them together too at the sides, and depending on what ur puttin it on some good quality plastic underneath to stop any weeds. seems a hot deal





Laying plastic down too is a good idea, but simple plastic doesn't last long. Best to use this;

Damp Proof Membrane

Which you can buy anywhere, but it lasts years and is much stronger than plastic, plus it stops damp rising AND should block out the light so stops weeds too.

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yorath1976

Which store please



They had 700+ in the Croydon/Purley store - until I'd been there that is!

I reckon they still had 400 - 500 left at lunchtime today.

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panddda

We bought 8 decking tiles in B&Q the other week - they were £2 each, and … We bought 8 decking tiles in B&Q the other week - they were £2 each, and they were on 4-for-the-price-of 3, so it cost us £12 to get enough tiles just to lay along the side of the conservatory. I'm guessing these are the same ones - they're not the same quality as proper decking board, but for a cheap deck they're excellent value. Not laid them yet, but we're just going to put a load of really fine gravel down and then sit the tiles into it so that the gaps are hidden.




I know the ones you're talking about - saw those today as well, but they are a lot thinner and cheaper than the ones on offer (and more expensive than these too - think they were almost £4 each and they were smaller - 18" x 18" I think (450 x 450).

These are proper decent decking tiles, quite thick (around 18-20mm thick per board - so around 40mm in total including the support runner underneath). In fact, just taken a label off one and it says;

Softwood Deck Tile 600 x 600 x 42mm
Bar code is: 5052931072156

One of the staff this morning (it may have been over the phone - I can't remember) I think said they were discontinued and so probably this is why they are the price they are, but that may not be the case as, believe me, I was given all sorts of conflicting advice on the phone this morning having spoken to several different stores and several different people!

Looking at them again, they are an absolute bargain!

Wife still hasn't finished the decking yet though...............................................

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panddda

We bought 8 decking tiles in B&Q the other week - they were £2 each, and … We bought 8 decking tiles in B&Q the other week - they were £2 each, and they were on 4-for-the-price-of 3, so it cost us £12 to get enough tiles just to lay along the side of the conservatory. I'm guessing these are the same ones - they're not the same quality as proper decking board, but for a cheap deck they're excellent value. Not laid them yet, but we're just going to put a load of really fine gravel down and then sit the tiles into it so that the gaps are hidden.





I think these are the ones you're talking about;

B&Q Square Deck Tile, (L)450×(W)450×(T)25mm

These are £2.98 and I think they may have still been on offer 4 for 3, but they whilst they were 'ok', they are far inferior to the ones that were on offer and what I bought.

The other ones that B&Q sell are these;

B&Q Square Deck Tile, (L)600×(W)600×(T)56mm

Which are very similar to the ones I bought, but are thicker at 56mm. I saw these too and whilst thicker slightly, they look identitical from above, have the same two supporting planks underneath and the same grooving system and thickness/width of each plank.

So from above they look identical, only difference being each board is 28mm thick (x 2 = 56mm overall thickness/depth) whereas the ones I bought were 21mm per board (x 2 = 42mm overall thickness/depth).

However, they are £8.98 each! So for the sake of 14mm overall between these £8.98 ones and the ones I got (42mm), you can almost get 4 boards for the price of just one slightly thicker one.

And when all is said and done, and referring to the recent 'quickie divorce' deal posted on HUKD and all the quips about disposing of the wife, she's going to be as hard to detect under 42mm of decking boards as she is under 56mm.

I'll tell you what, I'll pop her under later to prove the point!


Edited by: "Phila4" 30th Jun 2012

18:30 and the decks not finnished yet!!! what sort off household you running there?

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jat2474

18:30 and the decks not finnished yet!!! what sort off household you … 18:30 and the decks not finnished yet!!! what sort off household you running there?



A slightly reduced one now....................................................... oO

Decking is so 1995 along with railway sleepers and water features

Unclegeorge

Decking is so 1995 along with railway sleepers and water features



Yep, stone cladding for me, sweet.

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spannerzone

Yep, stone cladding for me, sweet.





Yep, pure class...............................................


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_AzT5pruwnbg/S_3L_SUD8DI/AAAAAAAAIxE/Ij44a3wFHFA/s1600/Cladding.jpg

Just been and there were 19 boards left and i needed 20.I was thinking of reducing the size of the patio until the wife spotted some under a playhouse on display so bradford b&q is empty and im happy

Do you have the item code off your reciept so I can ask at my local store tomorrow thanks.

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nissan300

Do you have the item code off your reciept so I can ask at my local store … Do you have the item code off your reciept so I can ask at my local store tomorrow thanks.




There is no product code on the receipt - it just says "60cmDKTILE", but the bar code off of the label is 5052931072156 if that helps.

Thanks for posting this deal mate. Good price for decking tiles. I'm after decking to cover an area measuring around 28 square meters - this will be a good option.:D

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Killer

Thanks for posting this deal mate. Good price for decking tiles. I'm … Thanks for posting this deal mate. Good price for decking tiles. I'm after decking to cover an area measuring around 28 square meters - this will be a good option.:D




No worries. I bought 150 which will cover 20ft x 30ft, which is around 65 to 70 square metres, which cost me £375.

Already mentioned this as part of this deal
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Phila4 - how are you laying these tiles down mate? Are you building a frame?

I have a roof terrace, its a fibreglass flat roof so the plan is to get these tiles and lay these down straight on top of the fibreglass roof. Do you think it will be ok? There is a good slope on the roof 10-15% so water runs down well. Use'em layed down in the summer and in winter just collect'em and pile them up - hopefully it'll make them last long...

Planning to use this product to raise the tile from the roof - so no contact with running water.
ebay.co.uk/itm…639

Edited by: "Killer" 30th Jun 2012

Anyone found a link to these on the B & Q website? Can't seem to find them. Don't want to go on a wild goose chase.

Bought 8 of these this evening but will pop back tomorrow to get 3 more. Don't know anything about decking (to be placed on a stone/concrete ground) so asked somebody who worked there about fitting them together. He showed me what they had done on the shop floor with them - nailed a frame around the sides of the outer boards and then just placed the inner boards inside (so that they are held together inside the wooden frame). He told me that for the frame I could buy 3 x 9ft lengths of treated sawn timber which cost £2.60 a piece. Said that instead of decking screws, galvanised ones could be used instead - does anybody know if the galvanised ones would be as good as the decking ones?

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Killer

Phila4 - how are you laying these tiles down mate? Are you building a … Phila4 - how are you laying these tiles down mate? Are you building a frame?I have a roof terrace, its a fibreglass flat roof so the plan is to get these tiles and lay these down straight on top of the fibreglass roof. Do you think it will be ok? There is a good slope on the roof 10-15% so water runs down well. Use'em layed down in the summer and in winter just collect'em and pile them up - hopefully it'll make them last long...Planning to use this product to raise the tile from the roof - so no contact with running water.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/15mm-Plastic-Paving-Roofing-Decking-Support-Carton-250-/220666836537?pt=UK_BOI_Ceilings_Walls_Roofing_ET&hash=item3360c4b639#ht_675wt_952




Yes I'll be making a frame. Recently done the same to bed down a base for some sheds so fairly straight forward.

As for your question - well I'm no expert (far from it - my middle name is bodger) but I'd say that if the fibreglass roof can take pedestrian usage i.e., human beings walking on it ok, then it should be ok as the weight load of people will be more evenly distributed.

However, I'd advise you to do some research first before embarking on laying them directly on a fibreglass roof. It may be that you'll also need to build a frame of sorts, to take the weight off the roof. If you have neighbours with similar roofs and they've already done it then I guess it can be done no problem, but you'd be best checking first. Any damage to your roof will let in water and that can cause one hell of a problem and could prove to be very costly too. But in principle I would think it can be done, it's just how to go about it that I'm not sure of.

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Sophiasky

Bought 8 of these this evening but will pop back tomorrow to get 3 more. … Bought 8 of these this evening but will pop back tomorrow to get 3 more. Don't know anything about decking (to be placed on a stone/concrete ground) so asked somebody who worked there about fitting them together. He showed me what they had done on the shop floor with them - nailed a frame around the sides of the outer boards and then just placed the inner boards inside (so that they are held together inside the wooden frame). He told me that for the frame I could buy 3 x 9ft lengths of treated sawn timber which cost £2.60 a piece. Said that instead of decking screws, galvanised ones could be used instead - does anybody know if the galvanised ones would be as good as the decking ones?




You could use these - quite highly rated and a lot cheaper than B&Q;

1300 Timberdeck Screws


Having said that you won't need 1300(!) so you can buy smaller quantities from Screwfix, or try Toolstation as they can often be even cheaper.

What has been suggested about the frame sounds fine - I take it you'll be running them in pairs i.e, 5 rows of 2 tiles (or 2 rows of five tiles together if you like). Just be aware that you will probably need to add some shims or additional support along the frame underneath as it's highly unlikely your existing stone/concrete base will be very level so you'll end up with a bit of bowing and dipping, so you could end up bouncing along in parts. But no big deal and easily solveable. Basically you just need to make sure that the frame supports of each tile is itself supported, otherwise you'll have some springing going on!

I just wish mine was going to be as easy as that!

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Sophiasky

Bought 8 of these this evening but will pop back tomorrow to get 3 more. … Bought 8 of these this evening but will pop back tomorrow to get 3 more. Don't know anything about decking (to be placed on a stone/concrete ground) so asked somebody who worked there about fitting them together. He showed me what they had done on the shop floor with them - nailed a frame around the sides of the outer boards and then just placed the inner boards inside (so that they are held together inside the wooden frame). He told me that for the frame I could buy 3 x 9ft lengths of treated sawn timber which cost £2.60 a piece. Said that instead of decking screws, galvanised ones could be used instead - does anybody know if the galvanised ones would be as good as the decking ones?




Smaller quantities of decking screws from Screwfix here, so plenty to choose from;

Decking Screws

Phila4

Smaller quantities of decking screws from Screwfix here, so plenty to … Smaller quantities of decking screws from Screwfix here, so plenty to choose from;Decking Screws



Thank you for your advice, any idea how far apart the screws should be placed? The boards that I picked up already have two wooden supports underneath each one so I'll see if they lay flat enough enough like that, if not, I'll think about what you said about additional supports. Thank you.

Unclegeorge

Decking is so 1995 along with railway sleepers and water features



spannerzone

Yep, stone cladding for me, sweet.



Phila4

Yep, pure class...............................................



Hey I've warned you about posting pictures of my house on here, and you could have pixelleated my face, I'm very self concious.


Edited by: "spannerzone" 30th Jun 2012

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Unclegeorge

Decking is so 1995 along with railway sleepers and water features

spannerzone

Yep, stone cladding for me, sweet.

Phila4

Yep, pure class...............................................





I see your point - problem is both are easily recognisable and it's hard to say which is uglier - your face or the cladding? Oooh, tough one.........................................................:p

Sorry, back again! Can anybody tell me how easy it is to screw these decking screws in to this wood? Will I need to make holes with a bradawl first and/or drill holes?

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Sophiasky

Thank you for your advice, any idea how far apart the screws should be … Thank you for your advice, any idea how far apart the screws should be placed? The boards that I picked up already have two wooden supports underneath each one so I'll see if they lay flat enough enough like that, if not, I'll think about what you said about additional supports. Thank you.




How far apart for the screws? There isn't really a right or wrong answer - whichever feels about right.

If it were me, I'd overdo it and bung loads of screws in, because I just like screwing.

But one every foot should do the trick - that way you'll have one in each corner and one in the middle to level out any bowing there may be. But you could pop two between each corner ones, but no more than that. The first method will be 8 screws per tile, the second 12. Multiply that by the number of tiles and then factor in some leeway and I'd say 200 screws should do you.

Just make sure when srewing them in that the tile makes close contact with the frame i.e., they're touching. If not, and you leave a gap between the two, you'll allow a bit of play between the two and over time the screws will wear through so the thread is lost and you'll then be back to bouncy/wobbly tiles. When I do anything like this I get the missus to stand on the wood to make sure they're touching properly - handy really, as she weighs a ton!

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Sophiasky

Sorry, back again! Can anybody tell me how easy it is to screw these … Sorry, back again! Can anybody tell me how easy it is to screw these decking screws in to this wood? Will I need to make holes with a bradawl first and/or drill holes?



I don't think so - I think they're designed to go straight in without any pre-drilling. These are softwood so there will be little resistance and as the description says on screwfix;

"Sharp point, sharp thread and reduced shank allow easy driving without splitting wood. For timber decking and other external timber applications. Prodrive® recess. Bugle head. It is recommended to use Stainless Steel Decking Screws with pilot holes when installing hardwood decking. "

This isn't hard wood, it's soft wood, so no pre-drilling necessary.

Banned

Just fort I'd point out if your goin to put plastic under your deckin it will rot due to water sittin on the top. U should use a membrane called geotex it stops weeds but allows water to seep through. Just abit of advice

Banned

Just fort I'd point out if your goin to put plastic under your deckin it will rot due to water sittin on the top. U should use a membrane called geotex it stops weeds but allows water to seep through. Just abit of advice

Thanks Phila, the roof is actually designed to be a roof terrace and is used for human traffic. Just getting bored of seeing the gray look so wanted to deck it. I'll do a bit more research into how to lay the decking tiles down?
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