- The completed octagon - 11-April-2005 - 


Once the conservatory was well underway my friend Edite Hill suggested putting decking around the conservatory. I didn't need much convincing on this and on 29th March Quality Timber Decking started work on the clearing the site. So far I have been as impressed with their standards as I was unimpressed by the standards of the conservatory company. I will update this page with progress as things move along.

Would I recommend Quality Timber Decking ? Yes without any reservations at all. They are not the cheapest in the business but have delivered exactly what I wanted, they were late in starting but kept me in touch with all developments; they were late mainly because of the cold and wet weather and a demanding commercial contract. The issue for me is not in them being late but communicating with me, which they did without fail on a regular basis. I had other quotations but it seemed on balance that QTD offered quality with a proven track record - the old adage stands here - 'You always get what you pay for' and a good Kiwi one 'No one ever regretted buying quality' (no pun intended). Karl and Lou (the carpenters) were a delight to have around the property. If you want to have decking done and would like to ask some questions then please E-Mail me by clicking on this link. I have no commercial attachment in any way to QTD; I am just a satisfied customer.

Conservatory

Tuesday - a view of the 'octagon' which is now complete. Another view of the 'octagon' and the overhang holds my weight ! Wednesday - The posts are now in for the remainder of the decking A nice step is now in place - they didn't make any stilts in the end !
Thursday - a lot more structure in place now - downpours of rain - I expect the boys may have got wet too ! Friday - not a lot of obvious progress (concrete still drying after a very wet and cold night) so a view from the bridge A view of where the decking is now, showing the garage and the climbing hydrangea - Peter's boat provides a good reference point The purple flowered Oak tree - my wisteria completely out of control in May 2003 - it is the same tree at the back of the 'octagon'
Monday - the completed octagon looks really nice against the backdrop of the canal. A nice view from the roof of my friend, Peter's, boat Wednesday - This is a reference for where the new garden shed will go A nice set of steps and note the trellis work in the background
Thursday - The final decking is now in place Note the detail around the downpipes and the cat flap Steps now have been completely finished A view of the finished article from across the canal (me on a step-ladder!)
Another view - close up this time - of the finished article from across the canal (me on a step-ladder!) What it is all about - a lovely spring morning on the canal - 16-April-2005 - taken standing on the decking How it used to be - and it takes a picture to remind me ! How it used to be - and it takes a picture to remind me !
How it used to be - and it takes a picture to remind me ! How it used to be - and it takes a picture to remind me ! How it used to be - and it takes a picture to remind me ! This is, I think, taken from very much the same position as the previous picture
A picture taken from great height by the builders Another picture taken from great height by the builders Saturday 14-May-05 - I now have the shed in place - hopefully it fits in well with the other buildings A 'close up' of the shed. Many thanks to my friend Peter for helping me put it up.
My swing chair (bought in Noosa in Queensland 5 years ago) is finally up (and very comfortable) Some interesting frost patterns on the boat early on the morning of 9-April-2006 The promise of another beautiful day to come I had been looking for a nice light for the decking for over a year and finally found one at Redfields Garden Centre in Church Crookham, Hampshire on Good Friday 2006
And it looks good at night - perhaps the light is a little bright. A new Rhododendron - Kiwi Magic - in my garden and my favourite colour !

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