The Ultimate Guide To Decking

Decking is one of the most common garden features, and there’s good reason for that. They’re incredibly versatile, decorative and functional. You can choose from a wide variety of styles and sizes and use a deck for pretty much any purpose. Whether it’s for entertainment, relaxation or extra space, a brand new decking installation could be the perfect addition to your home.

To help you pick the right design, we’ve put together this guide.

What Is A Deck?

A decking is an extension of your home. It’s a platform that can be whatever size or height that you like, and comes in a range of materials such as timber or composite. They’re often used as a balcony or barbeque area.

Decking Sizes

Within reason, your new decking installation can be whatever size you like. You can opt for a petite design that acts as a small seating area, or you could consume your whole outdoor space with a massive deck to accommodate all sorts of activities.

However, we advise you to find a good idle ground to complement your garden without overwhelming it. The timber texture can be a great warm contrast for other garden features such as turf or paving

Softwood Or Hardwood?

Both softwood and hardwood decking have their advantages. Whichever you choose will be down to your budget and aesthetic preference. Hardwood tends to be heavier and more expensive, so it may require a sturdier structure and deeper pockets. However, it’s extremely durable, long-lasting and looks fantastic.

Softwood, on the other hand, is more budget-friendly and lightweight. It may not last as long but it looks great in the process and is a perfectly acceptable option.

wooden decking

Decking Regulations

No matter the colour, size, material or location of your decking, it’s important to consider the regulations. Depending on the height and size of your deck, you may need to have a certain amount of support, and it may need to be inspected by an engineer before it can be signed off. We recommend talking to a professional and looking at the UK building regulations before pursuing a certain type of decking. This may help to avoid any unforeseen consequences.

Contact Festers Fencing For Quality Decking

Choose Festers Fencing for professional decking installations. We’re equipped with all the tools and knowledge to ensure every project we work on is delivered to a high standard. To find out more or book a quote, give us a call today.

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