How-To Guide: Installing Fascia Boards For Decking
Installing decking by yourself can be daunting, so EnviroBuild have put together a series of how-to videos to keep things simple. With our top-tips and video tutorials, you can ensure both a quality finish and a swift installation. A detailed installation and maintenance guide for our decking can be found on our website's resource centre.
Hyperion fascia boards can be used to skirt the visible deck edges in both Hyperion Decking ranges. This option will result in visible screws in your deck skirting. If you're worried about visible screws, you can purchase coloured screws and screwcaps from general builders merchants.
Our decking can be used in a variety of locations and come in a stylish range of colour options, including natural browns with Oak and Walnut as well as more modern greys in Granite and Stone. Hyperion Pioneer products will naturally lighten over the first 8-10 weeks before stabilising as a result of any exposure to sunlight, as well as the natural tannins (oils) in the wood content leaching from the boards when they get wet. Due to their plastic content, there isn't any need to treat your decking boards, making them easy to maintain and keep clean, with low risk of wet rot over a longer period of time. If you need more help with installation, EnviroBuild have an extensive network of reliable installers we'd happily recommend for your project. Get in contact with us and we'll put you in touch with an installer that can help bring your plans into reality.
- When installing your deck skirting ensure a suitable ventilation gap is left around the base of the deck to allow airflow.
- Line up the top of the fascia board with the top of the decking to hide the grooved decking edge.
- Pre-drill 4 mm countersunk pilot holes through the fascia board to avoid material splitting.
- Leave a gap of at least 0.2% of the board length where fascia board ends meet to allow for expansion.