Decks and Patios
Welcome to Our Decks and Patios Section!
Introduction to Decks and Patios
If you enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors entertaining friends and family, then you will love the convenience of having a deck and or a patio. Even the smallest of areas can be turned into a deck or a patio. You will be able to enjoy so much more time outdoors and be so much more comfortable. Decks and patios enable you to extend the living areas of your home and thus increasing the value and appeal of your home!
By installing a deck or a patio you can also consider adding a barbeque or an outdoor fireplace, which enables homeowners to use their outdoor areas much more often and even in the colder months of the year. Not only are they functional additions but they are aesthetic additions as well, whether you install timber decking or a paved patio it will enhance the look and practicality of your landscapes. You can also choose the materials that would best suit the rest of the materials that have been used in the building of your home!
When we speak of Decking, we generally think about timber decks, which make a great addition to any home. Decking can be applied to a patio area, courtyard, verandah, balcony, pergola, gazebo, barbeque, fireplace or even as pool surrounds. It is such a popular feature for new homeowners or even an addition for existing homes. Decking is just so beneficial for any home, for it is an extension of your indoors, which in turn is extending the size of your home.
Decking is not easy to install, so it may be a good idea to get the help of a trained professional. It is also important that you see some of the work the contractor has completed, that way you know what standard of work they will provide. It can be a costly installation, which is why you need to get it done right the first time!
Timber is the most common Decking Material used today. The reason that timber is the number one choice for decking is that it is so durable and will last a lifetime. Timber used for decking is generally treated so that it is water resistant. This means that it can withstand the effects of harsh weather, especially wet weather. Another reason for its popularity is that timber has a stunning visual appeal; it is very natural looking and gives the home a rustic edge. There is also a wide range of timber colors and stains that can be applied to get the best shade for your home and landscape.
Other materials currently used for decking are polyethylene and aluminum. These are both durable materials also and will last quite a long time. These are manufactured materials, whereas timber is a natural material. It all depends on the look you are going for, as to the choice that best suits your home. These manufactured materials can be easier to install due to the fact they are produced so that interlock together, eliminating the need for nails and screws.
Patios are much fun for the whole family. They enable everyone to sit outside and enjoy the great weather while sitting around a table with family and friends. Patios have become a huge trend, and are almost common place in new builds. Even existing homeowners are getting onto the idea of patios; it really is the thing to have. They just have so many benefits to them, they are ideal for entertaining; they increase the living space of your home and look amazing as well!
Patios flooring can be timber decking, stamped concrete or made from natural stone pavers, the choices are never ending. Then you can dress it up with some great patio furniture and even an outdoor fireplace and a barbeque for the colder times of the year. You will get so much out of your patio, you will be wondering why you didn't install one years ago!