So, you have decided to utilise some decking in your garden. With summer fast approaching this can be a great option and give you somewhere to soak up the sun and enjoy summer. There are many points of consideration however, and to get the decking right you need to put the time in. If you are doing it yourself then it can be a considerable project. If you have got a contractor to do it for you then you still need to remember to maintain a watch over the work to ensure you are getting what you need and want. There are other things to bear in mind too like the door height of your home. You may need to adjust it, which is a huge job in itself. If these get the all clear then go ahead. These tips can you get the most out of the decking.
Get It Right
You need to get the initial measurements and specs right or it will either look stupid or you’ll kick yourself that you didn’t get a longer or bigger bit of decking. You need to make sure you get it right otherwise you will be frustrated in the extreme. Depth, length, and wood. Remember, you need to ensure it all fits in with the garden as a whole. Once you have got the decking all built you need to build into it things that need to be added during the construction and not afterwards, such as certain types of decking lights. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Get it all right the first time and you will see less problems arise as a result. If you use a contractor stay their with him and help him get it all right. Oversee the project and little can go wrong if the plans are stuck too.
You may like the colour of your decking, and if so there are certain kinds of clear varnish available. But it isn’t just about the colour. Varnish can protect the wood from the weather and general wear and tear. It means you new decking will last much longer. Do this as soon as you can. Varnish can be expensive, but it means you are protecting your investment for longer so it is a great thing to do. It stops rot setting in and makes the difference between an amatuer decking and a professional one.
Think On The Additions
Now you have the decking, you need to think about what additions you want to use. Look at tables and chairs. You want to enjoy your new decking so sit out on it while eating your lunch, or even better after using the BBQ. Think about sun loungers. You may prefer them to be on the grass, but on the decking they could be better suited in relation to your home. You could acquire a garden heater and place it on the decking to ensure people are warm if throwing some kind of garden party.