The term 'decking' originated from 'the deck of a ship'. Although it has been around for 50 years, it has in more recent years become increasingly popular. In fact it is almost essential for modern homes. This may be because it is an extension of the fashion for wooden and laminate flooring within the home, or simply as an alternative to hard paving and concrete. Decking is able to hide ugly discoloured old slabs negating the need to replace them. The popularity of decking may in part also be because decking can usually be assembled by the householder with some assistance, but without the backbreaking work associated with slab laying.
KEY 'MUST HAVES' IN DECKING KITS
Decking kits are flexible - you can erect one directly outside your patio door, hiding old unattractive slabs for instance. Or they can be a stand alone feature at another point in your garden - perhaps where you catch the afternoon sun.
Remember to ensure the ground underneath is weed free - laying a weed smothering membrane on the ground which still allows free drainage of rainwater may be sensible if you are not building your decking on top of a paved or concrete area.
If you enjoy BBQ's outdoors, do check that your barbecue has a tray to prevent cinders dropping onto your decking - Garden Oasis have several suitable models.
While simple flat decking kits are available, in two sizes, more customers are choosing the models with balustrades on two sides, which create an outdoor 'room' effect.
PERGOLA DECKING KIT
Love the look of clematis or other plants rambling over Pergolas? You can choose a decking kits supplied with a built in Pergola - within a year or two your plants of choice will have scrambled over the top, and your decking will not just attract your family and friends, but also native butterflies!
ULTIMA DECKING KIT
If you have a large garden, or commercial premises, pub, hotel etc then the Ultimate decking kit for you is available from us at Garden Oasis. Measuring an impressive 4.4m x 2.4m, with built in Pergola and balustrades built on three sides, it has ample space for all your guests, and will be the place you all gravitate to for many years to come.