Timber decking can be used as an alternative to stone or concrete slabs to create a patio style seating area either attached to the building or as a totally separate area in the garden. Decks are constructed by screwing deck boards onto a treated timber base set on slabs to produce a firm solid structure that will last for many years with minimum maintenance.
To create effect decks can be raised several centimetres above lawn level and can incorporate steps, balustrades and hand rails providing enclosed seating areas.
Height can be introduced to a garden by the addition of a pergola, either over a deck or patio or along a walkway. These are made on site to fit from pressure treated timber to ensure rot resistance and long life.
Pergolas provide ideal structures for supporting climbing plants which when mature provide a degree of privacy.