If you feel like your garden is lacking some personality and could do with a face lift. Then the answer for this could be decking. Decking can be a beautiful and functional addition to any garden as it provides an area for relaxing, cooking and dining.
Decking has the ability to transform your muddy or grassy garden into a functional living area. Whether you choose to have a small or large space, decking can provide a great location in your garden, for you to relax in. And if designed well, it can improve the aesthetic of your garden and add value to your house, if you choose to move later down the line.
You can choose to pay someone to come and install decking in your garden. However, if you choose to do it yourself, here are a few steps you should follow to make sure you are laying your decking properly and you end up with a great final product.
- You will first need to decide on the area you want to lay the decking and clear the space of any plants, rocks, or debris. You will also need to acquire the necessary materials. You will need decking planks and timber. If you live in the Salisbury area, there are many Salisbury Timber Merchants you can choose from.
- You will then need to install your wooden frame around the perimeter of the decking area, whilst also adding support posts at the corner locations. You will also need to install support joints perpendicular to the support posts.
- Next you will need to lay your decking boards, these will need to be cut and fitted to size and to go around any obstacles.
To enhance your decking area, you can also choose to add railings around the edges, or maybe even a roof. Once you have your decking fitted, there are many ways that you can utilise the area. You can either place furniture on it to lay down or relax, or you could install an outdoor kitchen, so you can cook outside in the sunshine on a summer’s day.
So, if you are looking at your garden and feel like it could benefit from the addition of decking, we recommend you go ahead and choose an area to transform. You will definitely not regret it.