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Decking is a staple within most landscape designs - and we will run through some of the most important things to know when considering a deck in your Dream Landscape:


First things first - What is Decking?

Decking refers to a timber (or similar) platform attached to a home and decks are used as a solid foundation for outdoor activities.



The primary purpose of decking is to maximise the functionality (or functional capacity) of your landscape. Decks can be used as a gathering space for social events, as a lounging area, a dining area, and are often connected to a BBQ/alfresco under a pergola.


(the most common substitute for decking is paved patios - although, these two approaches can work in harmony together for the same landscape)


Decking types:

While the most traditional material for decks is timber - often coated in oil or painted - you now have access to a range of ‘composite’ decking materials (which are our preferred alternative).


Timber Vs Composite:

There is no right or wrong when selecting your decking type - here are a few things to consider:

  • Timber: natural appearance, cooler temperature and lower cost.

  • Composite: long-lasting, weather resistant and diverse variety.


Creative Decking

As a staple element, decking designs are often mundane or generic. We are massive believers in taking design to the next level and here are a few simple ways to explode the aesthetics and functionality of your decking design.

  • Layout - consider how you will use the space on a day2day basis to best determine how the deck should be structured - understanding where you need ample space for seating or standing or walking etc. is a great starting point.

  • Shapes - forget squares and rectangles - if it suits your home, look for angles, curves or cutouts. Bring life to your deck so it stands out from the rest.

  • Lighting - one of the simplest tactics to elevate the experience of a space. Adding spotlights on the deck as an example offer functional benefits, but more importantly, offer a warm and inviting ambience to make your deck attractive for activities all hours of the day.

  • Features - a secret to an epic decking space is a feature tree built into the decking. There are many features that can be made, but the tree in the deck always captures attention.

  • Pathways - decking also offers a great pathway option. While this can be purely a functional decision, we love to play around with the ‘boardwalk’ entrance and floating decking paths. The possibilities are endless!


Million Dollar Landscapes & your decking:

No doubt, decking was one of the first elements that crossed your mind - but you may be wondering just how you could elevate the aesthetics and functionality of your deck with a creative design.


We love designing and constructing impressive decks - let’s begin exploring the possibilities for your dream landscape.

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Brett H

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