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5 Great Decking Ideas for Your Garden

Category: Decking

Outside space is no longer a luxury that we can only enjoy for a couple of weeks of the year when the sun shines. Thanks to affordable, big parasols and outdoor heating, decking is a really important part of lots of people’s lives all year round. If you’re looking to make the most of your outside space, there’s no getting away from it - decking deserves a place high up on your wish list.

decking ideas

Decking is a really popular choice when it comes to making a real difference to your garden and at IBT we’re here to help you make all the right decking decisions. You can browse online or come and visit us in store to choose from our great stock. In the meantime, here are 5 great decking ideas for your garden:

1. Use decking to extend your living space

There are very few people who have the luxury of having too much space in their home. Most of us get by, but from time to time we could do with somewhere we can spill over from the kitchen or the living room. If this sounds like your situation, using decking to extend your living space is a great idea. Depending on the layout of your house and garden, you could add a deck so it becomes a natural extension of your living room or kitchen. That way, when you need that extra bit of space, it’s there for you. A flexible way to add a few additional square meters to your home, decking is fast to fit, affordable and looks great. You can check out our full range of decking and decking accessories, treatments and screws for yourself.

2. Install a deck and enjoy outdoor dining all year round

Now that giant parasols and outdoor heating is affordable and easily available, the days are gone when your deck only got used when the sun shines. Although giant parasols are intended to protect you from the sun, they do an equally good job when some light rain comes. Outdoor heaters are cheap to buy and run and mean that even on a cold morning or evening, your deck reaches out to welcome you. What this means is that when you have a deck, you can enjoy outdoor dining all year round.

3. Add a deck to your garden and kick back and relax

If you find yourself feeling stressed and needing some peace and quiet, there are few better places than the great outdoors to find the tranquillity you need. When it comes to making the most of your outdoor space, installing a deck is a great option. Even if you start small, you can extend your deck as your budget allows and as you see more and more benefits of the additional space it gives you. And if you want a real bargain to get you started, check this out – our treated lengths of Redwood decking have been reduced and prices start from only £5.18.

4. Choose a closed deck and create the ideal spot for kids to play

No matter what the weather, kids like to get outside. A closed deck is a great place to give them their freedom but keep them safe and visible at the same time. If you already have a deck and want to close it in, the decking panels you’ll find on this page of our website are perfect.

5. Your deck – the place where you make memories.

We all have a special place in our home. For some, the kitchen is the hub of the home, for others it’s the lounge or living room, but a deck is a great place to make memories. No matter whether you’re sitting out alone watching the sunrise or enjoying sundowners with friends, a deck is the ideal spot to capture life’s highlights.

Have you heard about Composite Decking?

Composite decking is now a hugely popular alternative to timber decking. It requires a higher investment upfront, but the long-term benefits are significant. See this previous article for more information on composite decking v timber decking. Our Dual Composite Decking comes with a 25 year guarantee. We have this, and our XS Composite Decking available online and prominently displayed at our branch.

If you want to make the most of your outside space, check out our decking solutions right now. You can order online and choose delivery or in store collection. The choice is entirely yours.

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