Garden Decking Ideas.
There are many ways to utilise just a simple rectangular deck
in your garden. It need not be boring. If you need some ideas
for decking your garden, then the links at the bottom of the
page are a good starting place. All of them point to completed
deck project that were once simply ideas for decking.
If your project can go beyond the normal rectangular shape, then so much
the better. But, there is so much that can be done to transform a deck from
a lump of wood into vital, usable, garden deck area. You simply need to
explore all possible combinations. Don't settle for the obvious. Create a
dream garden deck.
Often there is a fine line that divides that which can be called a garden
deck and that which is a Patio Deck. It is normal for
garden decks to be at ground level. Not so, for any deck that is essentially
part of the garden - raided or flat, can be classed so.
For the purpose of this page - this section - when we talk about garden
decks, we are describing those decks that are an integral part of the garden
- which a patio deck is sometimes not - or those decks which have the
important design aspect of actually bringing the house into the garden. It
can be argued that patio decks do this. Yes, but a garden deck is more part
of the garden than part of the house - even if joined to the house!
All of the decks in the examples below fall into the category of
what we would call Garden Decks. To confuse things, some could also be
classed as patio decks! Most garden decks are built at ground level -
though this is not necessarily the case. Rarely does a garden deck
require planning permission, and certainly not building regulations
Your Garden Decking Ideas Start Here.
- A rectangular pond
incorporated into or adjacent to your deck. A great idea to
transform the whole area. It can be a focal point for new plants -
adding a completely new dimension to your garden or deck.
- Before and After Decking for Small
Garden. There is no doubt that looking at 'before and after'
images of any project is a good source of ideas and also give you
that little bit of a push
that is sometimes needed to get your decking ideas
underway. This small garden was
easily transformed - as can be seen.
- Decking ramp for disabled access is
something that can be easily installed.
- Garden Bridges are not the
easiest of DIY projects, but there are several off the shelf kits
- Old garden paths can be made more
usable - and new ones designed to suit the overall feel of the
garden. Great for access to and from other parts after heavy rain!
Much better than crossing the soggy lawn.
- A Playhouse -much
of it using normal decking material and components - Sturdy! If you
are going to use timber in the garden - and why not - gather ideas
as to what can be done.
- Children's Play Area
- Taking the play theme a little further.
- Octagonal Deck
Construction - The easiest way to do it. Full construction ideas
- A Few Decking Plans and sketches
for you to ponder over.
- Raised Decking Ideas
- Main page and links to raised decking projects.
- Garden Patio Deck - Slightly raised
and which altered the garden aspect enough to be classed as a garden
garden Spilt level deck. One large deck built in tow stages to
give a split level interest
- Garden Decks and connecting Path.
This decking complex spread right out into the garden - making some
areas of the garden accessible, as was not always the case. A small
pond area was also bought into the deck.
- Large garden deck - which took
in most of the garden area, and also included some interesting
curved area for planted borders - together with a pergola over a
- Garden Deck and Fencing.
The split level garden deck covered the whole garden area, and included new
fencing with matching timber. The deck was finished off with large
planters and a range of screening bamboos.
- Raised garden deck, with
pathway from the house. This was later planted around the path
and the deck. Planting areas were upmost in the client's minds.
- Large flat garden deck.
Can also be classed as a patio deck, but was later expanded into the
garden with another deck and connecting pathway.
- Curved Garden Deck
around pond area with extensive trellis for plantings.
- Low level garden deck
for hot tub in the garden. Large deck showing construction
details and also the finished job - 12 moths later.
- A Garden Patio
terrace Deck if you like. But a large one - well away from the
house, with some good provision for planting.
- Raised garden decking at top of slope -
with timber safety fence and before and after images.