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large Timber Patio Decking in Sevenoaks, Kent

Large Patio Garden deck constructed with treated decking timbers throughout. The deck is enclosed by a brick retaining wall together with decking balustrade to top of wall for safety reasons.

Substantial excavations were carried out to allow for the sub deck to be constructed lower than the doors of the house. The retaining wall was then built prior to the sub deck and then decking proper laid. 

The large decking patio allowed for good recreational all year round use adjacent to the garden. It was sunken in relation to the rest of the garden, but the base soil was free draining so additional drainage was not considered necessary.

Timber patio decks are much more user-friendly than paved areas - especially where children are concerned.
 Softwood timber garden decking patio with protective balustrade railings  Softwood garden decking patio with brickwork surrounds

A substantial garden patio decking project in Sevenoaks Kent, involving enlarging the existing patio area to take a new timber deck. The new decking patio will give added recreation space in the garden. All of the decking timber will be tanalised - which carries a 15 year anti-rot guarantee. The client have already had one timber patio deck installed at a previous house. Recommendation enough!

Considerable excavation was undertaken using a mini digger. Total volume of soil moved = approx 30 cubic metres. Spoil will be removed from the site using a 'grab lorry'.

The area of the new garden decking patio being excavated by our ace digger driver Michael. The  area excavated measured 20m x 2m. This added to the existing patio area will give us a deck space of  approx 95 sq metres of decking.

Before the decking patio can be installed, there will be around 30 metres of retaining wall to build - to include steps up from the deck to the higher level garden.

 SevenoaksNC2.JPG (59747 bytes)JCB digger gets to work on excavating for the large deck SevenoaksNC1.JPG (64102 bytes) Deck patio outline starting to take shape SevenoaksNC3.JPG (63925 bytes) Footings excavated for the brick surrounds to the decking patio

All images can be clicked for enlargement.

SevenoaksNC4.JPG (67744 bytes) Excavations still continue to form the base for the timber deck patio

Concrete foundations are in for the retaining wall. The plastic sheeting prevents the concrete from drying out too quickly - allowing it to 'cure' before brickwork starts.
Footings for the retaining wall around the decking patio  001IN.JPG (41620 bytes)  Footings covered against weather problems 005IN.JPG (39040 bytes)

Mar 9th
WallDay1 003IN.JPG (62365 bytes) Walling about to start around the deck area
  WallDay1 011IN.JPG (57554 bytes) - first few courses of brickwouk of the substantial wall are laid WallDay1 008IN.JPG (54532 bytes) Brickwork corners built ready for infilling

 Top Row: Michael inspects the foundations - they are ok so the bricklayer gets going. RH image shows the scale of the excavation that took place.
Bottom Row: The old lawn is about to become a new lawn!  The heap of debris gets bigger!

Below - The finished Project. A lot of work!

The finished sunken softwood decking patio with brickwork surrounds and safety balustrades in place.


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