For gardens that are limited in size or awkwardly located, decking can be the answer to creating a special bit of space where you can entertain or relax. An area of decking offers a sense of stability whilst sitting in the garden and the limits of the deck will define the area in which you feel comfortable.
The most common place to lie decking is directly outside of the back door of a house and will act as a patio area. Chairs and tables are likely to be the furniture that is littered across the surface. Decking is a great way to level out a yard patio that would otherwise be on an incline or decline and make it impossible to have any outdoor furniture.
Laying decking requires pre-planning to ensure that the size and shape of the decking pad is correct. The cross floor beams will need to be adequately spaced to handle the maximum conceivable load that is applied to it.
It is important when constructing decking, to block of any potential animal entry points where rats or foxes could get underneath and set up a home. Another finishing effect is to completely varnish the decking surface which will protect the deck against the effect of weather.
A nice finishing touch is to drill holes for LED lights to sit on the surface of the deck which will add the effect of setting a certain mood to suit the occasion. Handrails can be added to aid with the sense of security.