Most people attach their deck to the rear of their homes, slightly above ground level, but how about:

  • Using the area over a garage to create a first-floor sun deck, with suitable balusters for safety.
  • Nestling a deck into a hillside or mound in your garden.
  • Decking over a disused area of driveway.
  • Making an island of decking somewhere in a sunny or sheltered spot.
  • Using decking to make boardwalks, or even bridges.
  • Decking around a pond.
  • Using it as a practical surround for your swimming pool, though this will have to be kept very clean and possibly coated with a non-slip stain.
  • Wrapping a deck all the way round your home, to ‘extend’ your rooms.
  • Taking a decking pathway with steps and different levels down a hillside.
  • Decking into the wasted space in your side-return.
  • Creating a dramatic entrance to your house.
  • Using a flat rooftop to provide a private, breezy area with views.
  • Creating a system of pathways around and within your vegetable garden.
  • Setting off your summerhouse or children’s sandpit elegantly.

The possibilities are endless.

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