Landscaping101: Adding Timber Deck to Your Outdoor Space

August 24, 2022

Now let’s say you’ve made up your mind that you want to increase the amount of living space in your home by installing a timber decking area outside. Before you get started on your outdoor decking project, here are eight things you should think about:

What Kind of Timber Is It?

Invest some time in investigating the many timber possibilities that are available for the project you are working on with the decking. Choosing the proper kind of lumber for your deck will affect not just its appearance but also its cost and the amount of care that will be necessary over time. Always be sure to choose the wood that has been treated with pressure. In this particular situation, it would be beneficial to make a current investment in quality to lessen the likelihood of difficulties arising in the future. This also applies to the furnishings and the accessories. Every one of our decking boards is constructed from pressure-treated wood, which is one of the timbers that are naturally more resistant to rot and adverse weather conditions and is also more aesthetically pleasing than pine.

How Much Timber Do You Need to Buy for Your Deck?

If you are not purchasing a ready-made timber decking kit, this is a pretty typical question to ask. You don’t want to run out of wood decking boards before you finish the job, but you also don’t want a pile of lumber left over when you’ve completed it. The question now is, how do you determine how much you will require? In this regard, we can be of tremendous assistance to you!

How Much Money Do You Have to Work With?

 The amount of money you are willing to spend will influence whether you go with a straightforward design or one that is more complex and has several levels. Also take into consideration any extras that need to be accounted for, such as rails, steps, accessories, lighting, or furniture. Do you also need to allocate funds in your budget to pay for the services of a contractor?

What Location Do You Have In Mind for Its Construction?

If you’re lucky enough to have more than one option for deck placement in your backyard, take into account the house’s orientation and the direction the sun shines at different times of the day and year. On a sunny morning, for example, be sure your decking area is going to be exposed to the sun at that time of day. This does not have to be an extension of your home – it might be a standalone structure that gets more sun (but not too much!) or is more protected from the wind in another section of your yard. We also recommend that you avoid putting your deck under huge trees, since leaves, bugs, and dirt may fall onto it, generating wetness and mould that could lead to decay, which can lead to structural damage.

Contact us at Tuckerman Landscaping and Design for all your landscaping, outdoor design, and garden construction needs.

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