Instead of painting walls and raised beds, white render gives a permanent colour, some even incorporate fungicide to deter green algae discolouration.
Decking has picked up a bad name in Ireland during the boom, mostly because it was installed where it was not necessary, and secondly because of the maintenance required to keep it.
Decking is the ideal choice of material to create a hard surface where the gradient of the garden is acute i.e a sloping site. Also because a deck can be constructed to any elevation, it’s a good choice to maintain the floor level from inside the house to outside if the there is a big difference in heights.
Decking materials come in soft and hard woods, and also synthetic composites. The soft woods are the cheapest, but don’t last as long as hardwoods. Both these options require regular cleaning, and treatment with oils or preservatives. However, wood does provide a natural feel underfoot, and in appearance. Composites on the other hand, have a very long lifetime, and require no treatments other than washing.
Recessed lighting in decks is relatively easy to install, and like all garden lighting, extends the use of the garden both practically and visually.
The louvre effect screen here, allows the view/light in but only from a certain angle, ie no eyecatching from the neighbours! Also the wind can pass through. The elevated deck edge allows you to touch the trees. The tensioned stainless steel wire is attractive in itself. The composite deck keeps maintenance at bay. Steel RSJ […]
Folding hardwood table