With summer just around the corner, you are probably ready to get outside and into the garden. With a patio composite decking space, you can transform a lawn into an exciting entertainment space for friends and family.
Whilst you may have an idea of how you may want your decking space to look, there are a few things that you may want to consider before you begin. Here is our guide to creating a versatile and long-lasting patio composite decking space to suit your home and lifestyle.
Choose the right height for your patio deck
When considering dimensions for your patio deck, it is important to choose the correct height. Some people prefer a dramatically tall deck with a staircase to match, but this may not be suitable for all gardens, and you may prefer a more subtle approach. To create an extension of your living space, create a deck that sits at the same height as your patio doors. This will draw the eye to the length of the patio, creating the illusion of a larger living space.
Plan your deck to accommodate a seating space
When planning the size and shape of your composite patio decking, you should consider the size of your patio furniture. Patio furniture is crucial to your decking experience, and you will want to pick furniture to suit your lifestyle and fit your decking space. First, consider how you will be using your decking space. If you expect to entertain friends and family for al fresco meals and BBQs, you may want to consider patio furniture suitable for dining. However, if you are looking to create an outdoor lounge space, there are plenty of relaxing seating options to keep you cosy on your deck past sunset. However you choose to furnish your new decking space, consider the amount of room you may need on your deck for your new outdoor living space – forgetting to do so could lead to a cramped deck unsuitable for entertaining!
Choosing a colour for your patio decking
Although measurements may be an essential part of your decking plan, you will also want to consider the aesthetic properties of your deck. Whether you choose on-trend cool tones or a wood effect, patio composite decking is a durable material and should last 25-30 years with the correct care without the need to repaint or treat your decking boards.
You could create a striking design feature by picking two contrasting colours to create a two-tone decking effect. For this approach, grey and charcoal are on trend and would work well.
If you want to highlight the natural environment and create a deck space that fits with the great outdoors, you might consider a wood effect finish. The versatility of patio composite decking offers plenty of options to create a decking space to complement your home and taste.
Tough Decking offers a range of colours to create a unique decking space to suit every taste, including grey, Anthracite, chocolate and charcoal.
Ensure you choose the right type of patio composite decking
When planning your decking, the most important factor to consider is the materials you will use to build the deck. Composite Patio Decking from Tough Decking is a superior choice for durability, weather resistance, and easy maintenance. Unlike traditional wood decking panels, composite decking does not need regular maintenance treatment, can be easily cleaned and does not splinter.
If you are looking for a durable, bespoke decking option, consider composite patio decking from Tough Decking. Our experienced team can help you to create a bespoke decking solution to suit your budget and needs. To book a consultation with a member of our team, call us on 01803 313 211.