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Decking design ideas

Amazing ways to transform your garden

Thinking of updating your garden? Adding a decked area will give you a place to entertain as well as somewhere to keep your garden furniture and potted plants. Before you begin you need to decide whether to use hardwood decking or the new composite decking.

Let’s explore the pros and cons

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Traditional Wooden Decking

Almost all decking used to be made from hardwood but it has its limitations, it needs regular maintenance, oiling and staining. Over time it can rot, split, swell and even splinter. Hardwood decking also contributes to deforestation.
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Traditional Wooden Decking

Almost all decking used to be made from hardwood but it has its limitations, it needs regular maintenance, oiling and staining. Over time it can rot, split, swell and even splinter. Hardwood decking also contributes to deforestation.

Composite Decking

Composite decking is strong, durable and resists staining and scratching. It’s available in a wide range of colours whilst retaining the natural grain of traditional hardwood. Trex decking is made from 95% recycled material and can withstand anything that the weather can throw at it. Trex decking comes with a 25 year limited residential warranty plus a 25 year fade and stain warranty.

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Add a pergola for shade

A pergola is ideal for protecting you from strong sunlight. You can also grow climbing plants to break up the structure. You can use bamboo matting for the roof and sides or leave the sides open and use lattice fence panels as a cost effective roof that diffuses the strongest of the suns rays.

Build a raised deck

If you have a raised area in your garden, then it can be the perfect place for a raised deck that will give a focal point for your garden. It’s best to add railings for safety. Decks are ideal for garden furniture, BBQs and entertaining.

Using your decking when it’s cooler

Adding a fire pit or a chimenea will allow you to use your decking when it’s cooler. Your decked area can be warm and cosy offering a great place for entertaining long into the evening. You will need to protect your decking by putting your firepit or chimenea on a paving slab.

Lighten up

If you are planning to use your decking in the evening then lighting is a must. The easiest way to do this is with eco-friendly solar lights which can be placed anywhere but candles and lanterns are good too. You can fit recessed lights into decking for a stylish effect.

Add colour to your decking

You can brighten up your decking with the use of plants. Don’t forget to choose the right pots to complement the style of your deck and garden.

Create your own look

It’s easy to theme your decking to suit your own style for example create a nautical feel by using storm lanterns, blue tones, anchors etc. Or you could create a great children’s area by using bright coloured furniture and large cushions.

Different ways you can use decking

Decking can be used to create paths or surround things such as water features and garden ornaments. Patterns and interesting shapes can be created to give a focal point to your garden. Decking can be an irregular shape to fit around flower beds or can be situated in a private space in your garden for quiet contemplation.

We hope this has given you some ideas of the ways that decking can be used. To find the right decking for your garden click here

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