A deck area is a great, versatile feature for the garden with loads of different uses.
You can use it as a smart barbeque area for entertaining, a level safe platform for a kids paddling pool without that slippery wet grass around it, and of course an inviting place to relax around a table with friends on a warm summers evening. This short video shows the fundamentals for how to do basic decking. For step by step instructions, use our how to guide.
And make sure you look at our health and safety advice to ensure you complete your project safely as well as effectively.
Use this handy calculator to convert between imperial and metric measurements.
Wear gloves and safety goggles when sawing timbers. Make sure the work area is well ventilated and wear a mask to avoid breathing sawdust. Always unplug power tools when not in use. Do not burn off-cuts of treated wood – the smoke and ash are toxic; dispose of them as ordinary household waste.
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