Every month, Build It goes undercover to rate a self-build shopping website
This month we visit: www.qualitydecking.co.uk
Content – 5*
Q-Deck sells a variety of high-end landscaping products. The firm offers a range of in-depth guides (which are downloadable) showing how to install its f wares, as well as a range of case studies displaying what others have done. There’s also an ‘ideas gallery to inspire your future projects.
Postage & delivery – 3*
When you buy online, you do so via a third party local business partner of Q-Deck – which makes things rather convoluted. Once you’ve made an order you’ll receive email confirmation – and then you have to wait for a partner to call you to confirm the order (again) and organise delivery. This can take up to 48 hours. Your distance from the supplier, and how much you order, will determine P&P costs. Nevertheless, we checked a few out and noticed orders over £200 were usually free.
Web layout & design – 4*
It’s easy to navigate your way round the site. The items available for purchase are all listed under the products tab at the top of the page. The buying system may be a little time consuming, but it’s actually quite simple to use, with clear explanations at every stage of the process.
Great buys available online
Q-Deck Plus colonial ready-made balustrade @ £65.52 each;
Q-Deck Lyptus hardwood decking @ £5.54 per m;
Q-Clad pre-painted black timber pre painted @ £3.36 per m;
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