It’s that time of year again when we start spending more time outdoors. Whether it’s relaxing in the garden or enjoying a meal with family and friends, a well-designed deck can enhance your lifestyle and increase the value of your home. Check out these decking designs for inspiration and then contact your local Launceston deck builder – Krause Construction – for a free site visit and quote.
Natural Timber Deck
When it comes to building an attractive and functional deck, you can’t go wrong with natural timber. There are two basic categories of natural timber:
- Hardwood – the preferred option for durability, hardwoods such as spotted gum, blackbutt and forest red will withstand the extremes of the Australian climate.
- Treated Pine – lightweight and cost-effective, treated pine is easy to transport and work with. Can be stained to a desired colour
If your backyard is sloped, a multi-level deck will create different areas for cooking, eating and relaxing and increase the usable space in your garden. Steps can be added to draw guests towards certain features such as a pool or seated area. Multi-level decks are also a great alternative to expensive excavation works.
Add A Pergola
Pergolas are a versatile and stylish alternative to decking, offering a unique solution for your outdoor living spaces. As well as being attractive, they can be covered to make your outdoor area functional whatever the weather, providing a functional alternative to traditional decking. A pergola will also protect your furniture, BBQ, and other equipment from the elements and provide much-needed shade on hot summer days. With its versatility and functional benefits, a pergola is a great choice for anyone looking for a stylish and practical alternative to decking for their outdoor living space.