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Decking for the Hand & Spear Pub, Surrey
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Decking for the Hand & Spear Pub, Surrey

In January 2015, the TimberTech team received a call from Young & Co, a British brewery with more than 200 pubs throughout the UK. One of these pubs – the Hand & Spear in Weybridge, Surrey – was in need of some new outdoor decking, and Young’s wanted to find out if our products were up to the task. 

The Hand & Spear is a popular gastropub with a stylish, contemporary vibe, but its outdoor area was beginning to look rather the worse for wear. The existing timber deck had proven problematic, with the pub’s heavy footfall taking a visible toll on the wooden boards and leaving them in dire need of a thorough cleaning at the end of each day. 

Keen to maintain their pub’s attractive, modern image, Young & Co decided that it was time for them to make the change to composite decking. Composite deck boards are far better-suited to high-traffic environments than standard wood products, and the low-maintenance nature of composite wood makes it an obvious choice for commercial environments such as the Hand & Spear in Surrey. 

After a brief conversation with Young & Co’s representative, we dispatched samples of two different TimberTech decking products: EasyClean Terrain and EasyClean Legacy. Both of these are examples of ‘capped’ decking; this means that the boards are topped with a protective sleeve, allowing the surface of the deck to be wiped clean with a damp cloth. 

We quoted Young’s for both EasyClean Terrain and EasyClean Legacy, and after some deliberation, they plumped for the former in EasyClean Terrain+ Silver Maple – an excellent choice of colour for a contemporary outdoor space. 

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Site Survey

Before installation commenced, TimberTech’s Assistant Sales Manager travelled to Surrey (together with our Architect) to visit the Hand & Spear and conduct a site survey. It was decided at this point that the decked area would be surrounded by our RadianceRail railing system – Young & Co chose a bold black colour for the handrail, which complements the grey-coloured decking perfectly.&bnsp;

Of course, much of a pub’s business is conducted after dark, and so the Hand & Spear owners also requested integrated post lights and LED spot lights to illuminate their deck in the evenings.

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The Hand & Spear’s decked area now looks very different indeed. Gone are the troublesome timber boards, and the pub’s customers now enjoy a superbly stylish outdoor area that’s easy for the staff to maintain. 

We at TimberTech are proud to have provided decking to a Young & Co pub, and we sincerely hope that the Hand & Spear’s regulars will enjoy the revitalised terrace! If you are looking for high-quality decking – in Surrey or elsewhere in the UK – please don’t hesitate to give TimberTech a call on 029 2080 3756 You can also order your free decking samples from our website.

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