A deck is defined as a flat surface capable of supporting weight, but typically constructed outdoors. During the last century, patios were often built with concrete, slate or some other solid construction, but today there is a much greater trend for patio decking to be made out of wood, similar to the decking of a ship. Wood or timber patio decking can be used in a number of ways - as part of garden landscaping, to extend living areas of houses, and as an alternative to stone based features such as patios. Decks are often made from treated lumber or from a composite material made from mixed plastics and wood fibre (often called "composite" lumber). Artificial decking products are often called "wood-plastic composites".
The deck of a house is generally a wooden platform built above the ground and connected to the main part of the building. It is generally enclosed by a railing for safety. Access may be from the house through doors and from the garden via a stairway. It is possible to construct patio decking in a relatively short time, and though it can be erected by a sound DIY man, it is often better to have patio decking constructed by a professional team. There is a growing trend to making use of this type of deck as somewhere to relax and watch the setting sun - somewhere to enjoy "sundowners". If you are interested in having decking installed, or if you have any queries that we can answer, please don't hesitate to call us.Garden Illumination