A new decking calculator incorporated into the company’s main website is proving a big hit with customers of Bradford- based Estate Sawmills.

The calculator, a few years in the planning, gives customers the chance to work out the size of any required decking area and details of the associated joists and balustrades involved in its construction.

Estate Sawmills MD Michael Calvert explained: “We had been considering this innovation on our website for a few years and finally got the ball rolling earlier this year. It can be a fiddly, complicated process developing a calculator like this but I honestly believe we have the best in the business from what I’ve seen of other online calculation resources.

“It’s going down very well with customers and you can see how it plays a part in their decision-making.

A lot of people would have no idea how to work out a decking space and the various considerations that form part of the structure. This makes it very easy.

“We’re currently experiencing our best ever year in business and whilst that’s not all down to the new decking calculator, we do feel it’s playing a part in our success,” added Michael.