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Where can I buy deckboards for my narrowboat, preferably in the Surrey, Southern counties area ?

Asked by: John Keane  | 12.16pm, Monday 12 March


WW says:

Hexagrip phenolic plywood is a very commonly used material for deckboards (though its primary use is not marine, it is designed for wet use!).
You should be able to find a local supplier easily- it commonly comes in 12mm or 24mm thickness, in varying sheets sizes (8x4ft being common). However, if you find 18mm sheets, this is ideal for deckboards.
Most boatyard will be able to make made-to-measure deckboards for you: or even construct some in lightwieght but long lasting aluminium plate, if required. However, as all boats are different, you cannot buy deckboards "off-the-shelf".
Alternatively, a local narrowboat builder or fitter will probably have some in stock, or be able to order for you (or even make the boards to fit your patterns).
Hope that helps- giving an exact supplier is not easy, as it depends where you are based, but most woodyards will stock it.

Mark Langley  | 1.23PM, Monday 12 March

I would be very surprised is Uxbridge Boat Centre either didn't stock, or couldn't supply you with Hexagrip board- they would probably be my first choice to enquire to in your area.
However, a quick search of Yellow pages might yield a good stockist- any timber yard will be able to source it for you quite easily. Some branches of B&Q have stocked it before... as have
Wickes!
If you still have issues, then contact the manufacturer Lathams direct or www.clarkswood.com who are based in Uxbridge, but usually supply wholesale.
Mark

Mark Langley  | 12.11AM, Tuesday 13 March


Readers say:

Thanks for that. I knew most of those details, just wondered if anyone knew of a supplier. We live in north Surrey, but the boat is near Uxbridge.

John Keane  | 10.32PM, Monday 12 March

Thanks for that. I knew most of those details, just wondered if anyone knew of a supplier. We live in north Surrey, but the boat is near Uxbridge so anywhere in the area would be ideal.

John Keane  | 10.34PM, Monday 12 March

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