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Hardwood vs Softwood Decking

Decking is an outstanding option to alter the look of your garden or outdoor patio. It can also be the ideal way to hide unpleasant areas or to expand an area such as a sunroom. It can even be cleverly used to level out a sloping garden- making it more user-friendly.

Which types of wood are best for timber decking

When it comes to decking for a garden, a larger landscaping project or even a pier, there are a lot of options out there. Depending on both your budget and what you want the decking to look like, there are many options for you to choose from. Here we discuss the different types of wood that are best for decking to help you choose the correct wood for your next project.

The differences between hardwood and softwood explained

Wood is broadly classified into one of two categories: hardwood or softwood. Each category has distinct qualities and characteristics and can help determine its identification as well as how the wood is used and where. Here, we go into more detail about what hardwoods and softwoods are, how they differ from each other and how they are used in our daily lives.

Using timber for piers

EcoChoice have a had strong presence in the marine construction industry for many years, and in particular we have specialist experience in delivering timber components to piers, pontoons and marinas. In this article we look at the type of timber that we use for piers, why we use it, and look at two of the piers that we have helped with in recent years – Southend Pier and Hastings Pier.

Why use Ekki timber?

Ekki is one of the main species of timber that we sell here at EcoChoice. In this article we explain what Ekki is, look at the key benefits of using it and why it is so popular, and look at some of its main uses.

Why is oak such a good product to use?

Oak is an incredibly popular choice when it comes to choosing timber, and for good reason. Oak does a good job for just about anything that timber can be used for, meaning that whatever timber product you might want to make, you can do so using the same tree. We explore the key benefits of oak in this article.

Why you shouldn’t be put off buying tropical hardwoods

People don’t have to stop buying tropical hardwoods, they just need to buy it from independently certified sustainable sources instead. By buying sustainable tropical hardwoods, people don’t just do less damage to the rainforest, they in fact help the rainforest. We explain why that is the case, and how to buy sustainable hardwoods in this article.

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