If you are considering renovating your existing garden decking here’s some tips to achieve great results
When renovating your garden decking area the most important factors to consider before starting the project are:
– Working with what you have
– Do it yourself or use a contractor
It is a known fact that a ‘good-looking’ deck can add a lot of value to your home. Deck additions or renovations are the number one project buyers and sellers of properties do to their houses, either post purchase or pre-sale.
Before starting with your decking project ask yourself the following questions:
– What are your expectations for your deck renovation?
– Do you intend to just replank?
– Will your joists need replacing?
– Do you intend on using existing deck or will you start fresh?
Make sure you have considered the life cycle of your deck: a deck is made up of three costs and the last one is easily ignored or forgotten about
Decking material costs
Decking installation costs
Decking maintenance costs
A garden decking is an economical way to add an additional living area to your home. It doesn’t need to be large to be affective and with some prior consideration you can make sure you are not just building a deck, but you are building a ‘living space’ your friends can be jealous of!
Building a decking can be a good DIY project to get you started if you like the idea of doing it yourself, however make sure you have gathered some expert advice before starting so that the main foundations are in place for your deck to be straight, level and safe.
Every decking area needs a sub-structure; it is advisable to get some expert advice on what is required for your specific project. These materials are very standard and your architect or builder will be able to advice you in the right direction which may be our QWICKBUILD aluminium frame.
On the other hand, there is a very large selection of decking boards in the market today including our composite decking boards ECODECKING and RESORTDECK which hold the highest non-slip coefficient of any decking board. Make sure to do your research on the maintenance required for the type of decking board you are considering so that you have all the information you will need on the lifecycle of your new outdoor living space.
Published: 22nd June 2015