These days everyone has a decked area to entertain on and why not? …There’s no easier way to enjoy your yard and bring people together than building a stunning deck to congregate on. Here’s our simple guide to designing and building the right deck to compliment your home.
When choosing your decking material you should consider the other materials already used in the space.
As an example: Where are you going to build your deck? What type of fence do you have? Is it a timber fence? You wouldn’t build a standard deck if your fence is brushed (as an example). You would opt for a beautiful rich hardwood instead which will compliment your brushed fence.
Consider your decks context.
As an example: How much traffic will your deck get and do you have young kids/pets? A high traffic deck needs to be hard wearing so think longevity. Hardwood decking is beautiful yet functional and hard wearing (if properly maintained ‘see: How to Maintain Your Deck’.
Who’s going to design and build it?
Tip: Choosing the right tradesman to realise your vision is pivotal to the success of the job and the harmony of your budget.
‘See: Top 10 Tips for Choosing the Right Tradesman for Your Job.
What is your budget?
Tip: Take into account what is affordable for you. For best results, set your budget and work within it. Going over your budget will create undue stress for you and your family.
Here’s some examples of well-designed decks that really compliment the space and you can clearly see why they work so well …