Creating bespoke garden decking is a big job but one that will pay off, creating a new outdoor zone where you can relax or entertain. So what do you need to consider before you start planning your new decking?
Expand your Space
One of the most popular decking ideas is to use a deck to use as a porch or patio between your home and your garden. The effect? You've just added an extra room to your living area, for entertaining family and friends, all in the fresh air. Decks make fantastic areas for al fresco eating and evening movie viewing, once you've chosen the garden furniture to suit the area. Another idea is to also use well-situated pergolas to provide shade or a more substantial roof to your decking – this really does create an outdoor room.
Use your decking to create the ideal BBQ area for warmer spring and summer months. Solid wood decking boards are the perfect material to use. It can be constructed to seamlessly extend an interior space like a living room into the outdoors so you can step simply step out into a new outdoor space. Deck boards, usually used for residential decking, come in a variety of colours or can be stained yourself, and have surface and edging selections to suit every taste.
Get Some Privacy
Garden decking doesn't have to be built near to your house. You can also also establish a private area further away from the action, and can easily be constructed to capture the best sunlight for your plants (and you!) A raised deck also gives your children somewhere to play out of the dirt and off rain-soaked ground, and offers a better view of your garden.
Want more of a view of the scenery? Decking rope provides some safety without blocking vision. Need to keep kids safe on your decking? Combine feather edge closeboard fencing with sturdy railings or creatively use high tensile wire, weld mesh or other materials to prevent falls. Some can be painted however you wish.