Nothing beats the feeling of walking through your backdoor and onto a timber deck. As a grand entrance to your backyard, it provides a warm and inviting area for you to relax and entertain. We’ve put together five reasons why timber decking would be the ultimate addition to your backyard.
Create a space to relax
Timber decking is the perfect base when designing an area to relax in your backyard. Warmer underfoot during the cooler months thanks to its smooth texture, decking is becoming the preferred alternative to concrete or pavers.
It’s important to take time out for yourself – think of your backyard as a private retreat to stop and enjoy a few moments of tranquility.
Elevate your entertaining space
Clients often feel they have limited options when designing an outdoor area for their uneven block. As timber decking doesn’t require a flat foundation, it’s the perfect solution for making the most out of normally ‘unusable’ space. By raising the height of your decking to meet your house foundations, you can create a seamless transition to your outdoor living area.
To guarantee the strength of your deck, especially on sloped blocks, make sure you receive fully engineered plans and all construction is undertaken by professional tradespeople. This will ensure your timber decking is safe to enjoy for years to come.
Increase the value of your home
Create a space that you can enjoy now, while adding value to your home in the future. When interviewed by domain.com.au, Simon Pilcher of McGrath Inner West Realestate Agents noted that “Adding an outdoor living area that leads off the indoor entertaining area can make a big difference to the value.”
With timber decking the chosen example of how to achieve this combined indoor outdoor living area, you could potentially increase the value of your home by up to $100,000.
As timber is a renewable resource, installing a decking won’t be harmful to the environment. Although, it is important to check that the company you choose builds with sustainable methods and sources their wood from managed forests or plantations.
Composite decking has become a popular alternative due to its low maintenance qualities. This type of decking is manufactured from 80-90% recycled plastic and wood. For example, every lineal metre board of ModWood decking contains approximately 37 plastic milk bottles and almost 3kgs of reclaimed pine waste. Available in a range of colours and profiles, composite decking is both durable and environmentally friendly.
The beauty of decking is the potential it has to transform an outdoor area. Most commonly installed underneath a patio or pergola, did you know that timber decking is also a fantastic feature when incorporated around a swimming pool? Most popular in ‘Hamptons’ or ‘contemporary’ pool designs, timber brings warmth and an organic texture to what can sometimes seem like a concrete jungle.
If you are considering installing decking around your pool, we recommend choosing composite decking. As the area is prone to becoming damp, natural wood could potentially rot over time unlike its composite counterpart.
With a life expectancy of up to 40 years when maintained correctly, timber decking is definitely the ultimate addition to your backyard.
Explore our full range of timber decking here. If you would like more information, please feel free to fill out a free measure and quote form. Our friendly, experienced Design Consultants will be happy to sit with you to discuss your options.