Decking adds a stylish and functional area to your garden, helping you to make more of your outdoor space. A place to soak up the sun on your lounger, socialise and have barbeques, get your decking right and you can enjoy your garden a lot more.

Below, we offer advice some advice on planning your decking.

  • Plan It Out: Sketch your dream deck, considering size, shape, and how it will connect to your house.
  • Pick Your Perfect Material: Wood offers a classic look, but requires maintenance. Composite decking is lower maintenance but can be pricier. Find one of our branches to look at decking options in person and get your questions answered by one of our team.
  • Foundational Focus: If you are installing the decking yourself, ensure proper drainage by considering the slope of your land. Use footings or posts to support the deck frame, and always check for underground utilities before digging!
  • Fastener Fun: When securing your deck boards, use the right screws for the job. Avoid nails, which can work themselves loose and cause tripping hazards.
  • Safety First: Wear gloves and eye protection when cutting materials. And remember, it's always better to work with someone when lifting heavy materials.
  • Finishing Touches: Give some thought to lighting, planters and seating – these can transform your deck into an outdoor oasis.
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