About Decking Ideas

The main aim of this website is to showcase garden decking ideas. It contains information in the form of blog tips, instructions on how to install decking, design ideas, inspiration and videos that will show you what a first class decking project looks like when it is completed. We hope that this website serves as your one-stop location for all things related to decking as it is an element of the home improvements industry that has skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years because it has the following advantages:

  • Adds outside space to your property
  • Relatively inexpensive to purchase and easy to build
  • Aesthetically pleasing and can last for up to 30 years
  • Unlike patio or paving, decking takes minimal time and effort when it comes to preparing an area for installation
  • Low maintenance

What Does A Deck Consist Of?

The most commonly used material for decking is wood such as pine, redwood or spruce. Decking planks are specially made to contain grooves to assist with grip and are also pressure treated to ensure they remain weatherproof. Pine, spruce and other softwoods are rather inexpensive and can be found at any reputable DIY store. Hardwood is more expensive and durable so it’s usually found in commercial decking. The planks fasten on to a wooden frame which sits on concrete supports and lies on a fabric designed to stop weeds growing through the deck. You can also purchase UPVC plastic and composite decking and these materials are popular because they don’t need to be treated.

Deck Shapes

The majority of decks take the shape of a rectangle but you can use your imagination and creative skills to design anything you like. Decks are especially useful for those with sloped gardens as the transform ground that isn’t used into an area of relaxation. You can create a simple or complex deck. For instance, you can add a balustrade or rails for safety or a pergola which is a more elaborate project. Additionally, you could add a little pond beside or underneath the decking and plant some flowers to add a touch of colour. Perhaps you could build a bench which can be sat on while adding a special patio umbrella to keep you in the shade.

The beauty of decking ideas is that they don’t have to be confined to adding a deck to your backyard to use as a patio area. Maybe you are an affluent individual with a Jacuzzi or swimming pool and can use decking to create a comfortable and safe flooring area around the water. This will enhance the appeal of the pool or Jacuzzi (if that’s possible) and can last for many years. Regardless of whether you use wooden decking or UPVC/composite material, you will be benefitting from a fantastic way of adding extra outdoor space to your property. You can choose to create a simple deck or else you can spend a little extra and create the outdoor living style of your dreams. Our mission is to help you achieve this goal and add market value to your property in the bargain.