Want to make a difference with decking?

Done right, decking can literally transform your garden and extend your living space all year round.

With our expertise we can design the decking or adapt your own ideas to make it a long lasting and professional job. Balustrades and railings can be installed to create a safe area for kids or to simply finish the area off with a smart and modern look.

Here’s some food for thought:

Combining both lawn and decking in your garden is the ideal way to define different areas of the outdoor space you have available. It provides a great surface for an outdoor seating area, around a swimming pool or maybe a hot tub, plus it is quick and easy to install and fairly cost effective to boot.

Decking is also an excellent solution for those dealing with sloping sites — turning unusable garden space into a stable, level and useful area. Timber decking can work well when used to create pathways and steps — blending nicely with other natural materials in the garden.

Decking can be slippery, and prone to rot, too. Choosing the right timber for your decking is essential in ensuring that you are able to enjoy it for many years to come.

  • Softwoods such as pine and spruce will be the cheaper option, but must be properly treated with a wood preservative . Cedar is an ideal softwood choice, being naturally weather-resistant.
  • Hardwoods though that have seen a growth in their popularity recently, with species such as oak and Balau giving a stylish and contemporary feel, while also offering plenty of durability and stability — essential qualities for timber decking to remain looking good.

Smart ideas to make sure your decking is as effective as possible — and what style suits your house best

Although there are problems associated with timber decking, most are easily avoided.

Ensure that your decking sits well within your scheme by choosing the right product for the right area. Grooved and ribbed finishes seem to blend in nicely with more traditional garden schemes, while smooth finishes add to the crisp nature of a contemporary outdoor space.

Remember, there is no reason why you have to stick to straight lines. Boards can be fitted diagonally to create a tailored look.

Think about the surrounding materials, too — timber decking fitted near an expanse of wooden fencing can all look a bit much, but combined with glass balustrades or lush hedges, can really add something to the appearance and feel of your outdoor space.

When planning your deck, think about the effect you want it to have on the overall setting of your home. Deck boards placed at right angles to your home tend to draw the eye out towards the garden, while those that run parallel will add a sense of width to the house.

When we meet with you we’ll chat through all this and more so that you achieve the result you’re after within the budget you need to keep to.