Decking 2018-02-02T15:03:17+00:00

Decking can transform your garden into a stylish place for the family to gather, eat and relax

Glenalmond Timber offers a range of decking species including Oak, Opepe, Siberian Larch, Scottish Larch, certified tropical hardwoods and Scandinavian joinery redwood. We can provide these in a range of profiles and finishes, offering a wide variety of choice and the flexibility to design and create contemporary and traditional outdoor living spaces.

A major component of our manufactured decking is the guarenteed long service life of 30+ years with little to none treatment. This due to natural durability of the timber we bring in. In addition, the products are very dense, which means that they will not be easily damaged, and can all be used in high traffic areas.

In contrast to alternative options such as concrete choosing timber has remarkable benefits, some of which are listed below

Relatively inexpensive compared to other landscaping options

Swift to construct, offering flexibility and adaptability

Natural sustainable material. It’s biodegradable and contains minimal embodied energy

Easy to maintain, renovate and restore

All of our decking is available with anti-slip inserts

Decking can give extra space in your garden



Glenalmond Timber has extensive experience in advising clients on material selection and careful detailing, which is key to ensuring that every project looks fantastic, and meets its performance objectives. If you require a species that isn’t mentioned please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements

Samples can be arranged to be delivered to you (at no charge) direct to your address/project location








Not only can Glenalmond Timber produce standard profiling but we can also produce bespoke designs to match your exact requirements. Samples can be arranged to be delivered to you (at no charge) direct to your address/project location

We can offer a variety of standard decking profiles such as:





Timber decking provides a practical and attractive solution for extending living and leisure spaces outdoors however installation can be tricky if this is your first time; we have put together a few bullet points detailing a simple decking installation process, if followed correctly you will have built a deck to stand the test of time

  • Design the deck you intend to build before buying anything.

  • The deck should be designed and built in four steps. 1: the supports, 2: the frame, 3: the deck boards and 4: the handrail system.

  • If the deck is to be elevated, it is advisable to consult a professional installer or constructional engineer for advice.

  • All structures, including decking, must adhere to building regulations.

  • You will need: a chop saw, power drill, spirit level, tape measure and a square.

  • Use a weed suppressing membrane to stop vegetation from growing up through the deck

  • Space the supports or posts a maximum of 1800mm apart.

  • If the deck is more than 600mm from the ground, the handrail must be more than 900mm high.

  • Joists should be a maximum of 400mm apart.

  • Leave a 3mm gap between deck boards.

  • Ensure the deck frame is rigid, square and level (with a slight run off) before fitting the boards.

  • Use galvanised or stainless steel screws

  • Hardwood deck boards will need to be pilot drilled



Thank you – The help you gave us was truly amazing – you said yes to what seemed an impossible request in a heartbeat and what a difference it made – The house looked beautiful and we’re all so proud of what everyone achieved – the family were utterly overwhelmed by the sheer force of goodwill that everyone showed them

Gordon Whistance, In House Designer | BBC DIY SOS

It was an easy choice to move to using Glenalmond Timber’s floor joist system. It gives an improved specification for many aspects of the build, including acoustics, ease of installation, lack of bounce in the floor as well of course as cost effectiveness. A great all-round product, it’s a lot more than just a joist and the level of service from Fraser has been a joy. Whenever you deal with people such as that, the business process becomes a pleasure

Steven Streets, Technical Manager | Muir Group

The larch cladding we got from you is outstanding. We absolutely love the smooth riven effect. Thanks again for supplying the cladding

Adam Turner, Happy Customer