GRB Fencing offer a variety of garden decking and accessories to residential clients in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and Hertfordshire.

Garden decking has become very popular and can look great in many gardens. A beautiful timber deck will last a lifetime with the right care, maintenance, and installation. Timber is a classic material for decking because it’s durable, long-lasting, and tactile – perfect for a lot of foot traffic and a tactile material that you can walk on barefoot.

If you’re looking for fabulous decking ideas, you’re in the right place! It is critical for you to pick and choose the best decking ideas because if you do it correctly, you will increase the usability of your outdoor space while adding value to your property.

Decking is a great way of adding character to your garden. Available in a variety of different finishes and lengths, decking can be easily constructed to create an ideal area for recreation and relaxing. GRB Fencing supply everything you need to create the perfect decking area in your garden.

All our decking is pressure treated to ensure that it as a high life expectancy and you can enjoy your decking for many years to come.

When choosing your decking there several factors you will need to consider. If you are looking to create an area ideal for socialising, sitting and recreations such as barbecues that will be frequently used all year round, you may want to consider purchasing anti-slip boards that provide better grip in wet conditions.

No matter how big or small your decking job we are bound to have the materials you need to create the perfect decking space for you to enjoy your summer days. We stock a wide range of timber decking components and accessories allowing you to create virtually any deck design you can imagine.

Before you make choices about the style and design of your decked area it is important to think about what you are going to use this space for. These uses will help determine which decking design is right for your requirements.

Dining Area: If you want to entertain friends at the weekend and dine alfresco with your family during the week you should consider placing the decking near the house or patio doors. This will make it easier when you are bringing food from the kitchen. You will need to allow amply room to comfortably fit a garden table and enough chairs for your guests. An overhead canopy for hot days and an outside heater so you can enjoy this space all year round.

Kid’s Play Area: If you want somewhere clean and safe for the children to play consider non slip materials and safety railings. Place the decking where you have a good view from the house. An overhead canopy is advisable for hot days.

Sunbathing Area: Position the deck to maximize the best sunshine. A temporary canopy cover which you can remove if required.

Plant Growing Area: If you wish an area for growing container plants, determine if these like shade or sun and position the deck accordingly. Make sure the hose pipe will reach your decked area if you want to water the plants with ease.

Decking has many benefits for homeowners. It can turn a bland garden into an attractive dining spot. If you incorporate a sunshade or an outdoor heater, your deck can be enjoyed all year round. This is an investment which will give you pleasure for many years. It can be used by the whole family in many ways.

It is important to consider landscaping which complements the decking.

Planting: If you want to soften the decking, you can introduce planting close by such as flowers or shrubs. Alternatively, you could have your lawn side by side with the deck. Decking can often look bare so you might like to add plants.

Hard Materials: If you want a low maintenance garden you might to merge your decking with paving or gravel. This can be eye-catching if you use shapes like curves to soften the appearance. You can add shrubs and plants for colour.

Decking materials range from softwood to hardwood and composite materials. Wood can be stained or painted and needs maintenance whereas composite materials need little maintenance.

Planks and Tiles: Decking comes in either plank or tile format. These can be smooth or grooved and anti-slip formats are also available which is great when you have children, pets and seniors in the garden.

There are many additional fittings for decking which include railings, steps, overhead structures and lighting.

Balustrades: If you have a raised deck then you should consider railings and handrails for safety. This is advisable if you have children.

Steps: Raised decked areas may require steps which can also be made from the same material for a unified look.

Shade: You can incorporate an overhead pergola cover which you can grow vines on. Or perhaps you could incorporate a temporary sunshade which can be removed if necessary.

Lights: If you intend to use your garden and decked area at night you may wish to add lights to surround or step areas.

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GROUND LEVEL DECKING

The most common level of decking is ground level as it is the least intricate to build and least expensive. That doesn’t mean it is not a great addition to your garden and a special way to entertain rather than on a common patio.

RAISED DECKING

This is a great option if you have a sloped or split-level landscape in your garden. It can, in theory, give you amazing views of your garden and the nature around it, however it is likely you will need to get planning permission for this so please check. The elevation of the decking comes at a cost and you might expect to pay much more for the luxury.

MULTI-LEVEL DECKING

Decking on multiple levels is the first choice for most people. This style of decking can completely transform a garden into a perfect space to host, entertain or relax. An inspired idea for multi-level decking is to have different uses for each level; comfortable seating on one level and a barbeque or kids sand pit on another.

SQUARE DECKING

This is a little simpler and more cost effective to install than round decking, but if done well can look just as spectacular. To get the best-looking result from a square deck you should always have some form of railing or balustrade to give it a finished touch.

ROUND DECKING

If you have a little more room in the budget or perhaps you just have a more difficult shaped garden to work with, then rounded decking is for you. This can be particularly handy if you are constructing a deck around a pond for example.

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