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wizer

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Hi

About a month ago when I started looking into building my own deck, I came across an american website that shipped wood to the UK by the pallet. Stupidly I did not bookmark it and now for the life of me I can not find it! Has anyone else come across this site? It seemed to be aimed specifically at the UK.

Also would anyone advise against this idea? Initially I am just trying to find the site again to see how it prices up.
 

Chris Knight

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One would need to know an awful lot more about the wood on offer, (nine times out of ten it pays to choose your own wood from a reputable yard). Buying a pallet is just a pig in a poke unless good guarantees and lots of photos etc are available.

The reason good wood from decent yards often seems expensive is because they have taken risks and wasted a lot of wood you never see, turning their imports into saleable material
 

Sam Salter

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WIZeR,

If your interested in prices for decking wood over here, I'm just into replacing my deck & was pricing up the stuff yesterday. Here's a few examples of what it costs over here.

Here is Canada (Not US) / Exchange rate is about 2.36 Cdn$ to the GB Pound.

- Treated 2"x6" x12ft joist (fir) ~ $13.28 (5.62 pound)

- Treated 6"x6"x 10ft post (fir) ~ $29.98 (12.69 pound)

- Untreated 2"x4"x10ft decking (spruce) ~ $4.18 (1.77 pound)

- Untreated 2"x4"x10ft decking (cedar) ~ $9.98 (4.22 pound)

These prices are all for one length at my local big box hardware store (I think you would read B&G).
If I buy a a job lot for the deck, I expect I could get some sort of discount, but not a great deal as these guys deal in board feet by the train load.

My deck is about 18ft x 10ft & it's going to cost me about $600 (250 pound) for the wood (Treated 6" joists & spruce 2"x4"'s). If I went with Cedar decking it would be up around $1200 (500 pound).

regards,
sam :)
 

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