Decking is very versatile. It can be laid to form many types of pattern, suspended over an area and different levels can be created easily. Hardwood and softwood timber can be used, both with a life-span exceeding 20 years and is grooved or plain. Various maintenance issues apply to the different types of decking as some need treating and some do not. Pergolas
and ballustrading are perfect partners for decking. Disadvantages of decking are mainly the annual maintenance programme needed if you stain or colour your deck and the fact it can become slippery if it is laid in a shady area.
Patios can be laid using a variety of materials. Concrete slabs are often made to recreate the natural stone look but are disadvantaged by weathering much quicker and losing their colour. Natural stone slabs have a number of advantages over their concrete counterparts. They are more durable, do not fade or discolour, are unique in every detail and can be easily shaped to suit any pattern. They are also currently cheaper than most concrete slabs. Many of our customers choose natural stone over concrete. Slabs can be cut to size where necessary and also come in a number of kits including circles, stars and features.