Hand Made Gardens Are The Licensed Timber Deck Builders Adelaide Residents Have Trusted For Over 35 Years.
Timber decking has made a come back in recent years, following the trend of timber flooring inside the home in vogue again. Decks really never went out of fashion, but with concrete block retaining walls and pavers looking closer to natural stone, at a fraction of the cost, there was a movement away from building a deck for flat ground situations.
Many people try to compare paving and decking, especially with regards to price. This is quite misleading because it’s often not the price that determines whether you pave or build a deck, it’s the slope of the ground and the application.
As licensed timber deck builders Adelaide residents have trusted for over 35 years, Hand Made Gardens can help you decide whether you’re better off changing the landscape of your backyard or front garden by cutting, filling and retaining or by having a hardwood deck built.
Paving and decking can, and often does co-exist together. Paving under a verandah and around pools looks great, especially when the existing ground is flat and all the levels match.
However, as you can see from the picture below, when the land slopes severely, timber deck builders were engaged to maximise the amount of useable space to the right because retaining would have cost considerably more. Cheaper, the resulting decking with safety rail also creates an extra garden feature to this back garden makeover.
Another example of where a raised timber deck makes practical and financial sense is when the entrance to the house is much higher than the ground. As you can see from the image below, the deck provides a large level area to enter the home with steps giving access to the rest of the backyard. To make a statement, a garden bed was built along the front edge, which was planted out with vegetables.
There are also times when instead of decking being used to provide a flat surface, raised above the ground, it can be used with great effect in a sunken area further out in your garden.
A great place for the family to come together, the outdoor entertaining area with seats and fire pit (pictured below) was constructed by licensed landscapers and timber deck builders to create a magnificent garden feature.
When it rains, water falls below the deck and enters the stormwater system. Even with drains and grates, if pavers were used in this situation there would be puddles, making it un-usable for considerably longer.
With many people adding fibreglass pools to their backyard, to save considerable costs, instead of digging them in, timber decking provides an effective way to create a large level area around the pool to sit and relax. The timber can then continue down the sides, acting as a privacy screen to conceal unsightly pool pumps, heaters and filters.
Hand Made Gardens have been the timber deck builders Adelaide home owners have used for over 35 years and can solve your decking requirements too. Best of all, if it turns out that retaining and laying pavers is the preferred alternative, the team of licensed paving contractors can help you with that.
In fact, as residents of Adelaide’s south, eastern, western suburbs and throughout the Adelaide Hills have discovered one of the most pleasing aspects of dealing with Martyn from Hand Made Gardens is they offer a complete range of landscaping services plus as landscape designers, can design and supply both hardscape and softscape design plans for you.
All decking built by Hand Made Gardens use hardwood timber slats, never softwoods. To read about the benefits of using hardwood timbers instead of pine and the range of options, take a look at the timber decks page on our website.
Yes. To make your timber deck last a lifetime, sealing timber decking with a quality oil is advised.
Yes. In fact, for your protection, any person you engage to do any work for you should be licensed. Always check to make sure the license covers all the work being quoted on.
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