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Stylish and Functional Garden Decking for your Home

- Friday, December 28, 2012

Garden decking is a great way for you and your family to make the most of your home’s outdoor space. Regardless of whether you are looking for an extra outdoor living area for relaxing, entertaining and dining, or you’re after an extra space for your kids or grandkids to play in; a decking solution can be the perfect choice.

Of course, garden decks aren’t just about functional benefits. Indeed, the beauty of natural wood ensures that decking is also able to make your property look far more attractive too. To be sure, the addition of a beautifully rendered decking area can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any home’s garden area, even if it happens to be uneven or on a slope.


One of the best things about decking is the versatility which it offers. For example, a garden deck can either be constructed as a freestanding structure in the front or back of your property, or as a continuous extension from the front or back of your home.

Certainly, garden decking can be used as a practical flooring solution for freestanding structures like pergolas, barbeque areas and gazebos and provide them with a finishing touch that looks absolutely superb. Moreover, it can also be used to great effect as a continuous extension of your house as it makes for a great patio or even as an extra room on the back or front of your home.

Types of timber

There are two types of timber used for domestic properties: hardwood and softwood. It is important to remember that softwood and hardwood are broad biological terms which are used to describe species of wood - they have nothing to do with the physical hardness of the wood itself.

The natural appearance, versatility, longevity and durability of softwood and hardwood are what make them the most popular material used for domestic gardens. Both of these timber types can be stained to a colour of your choice although you can let the colour of the wood fade to a greyish shade if you prefer a more natural appearance,

Hardwood timber is naturally treated where as softwood is not, therefore you will need to keep this in mind if you opt for softwood decking. Naturally, you will have to pay more for the naturally treated benefits of hardwood; however, you can rest assured that your extra investment will pay dividends in the long-term.

Natural Stone & Timber

Here at Natural Stone & Timber, we offer an exceptional variety of softwood and hardwood decking solutions which can help your garden to look fantastic and be supremely functional. Moreover, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products available, so you can rest assured that all of our items, be they timber boards or marble tiles, are of the very highest order.

So, if you’re looking for a stylish and functional decking solution for your garden, look no further than us here at Natural Stone & Timber.