Garden Decking: The Perfect DIY Project for Spring

Now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, it's time to start getting your garden ready to enjoy with friends and family. Creating a beautiful, practical timber decking structure is an ideal project and can bring with it many benefits, some of which we will explore in this edition of the Greengates blog.

Garden decking structures offer immense practical value, creating a brand new living area and extending your usable space. Whether it's a small and intimate structure or a grand, extensive area, your new decking will allow your family and friends to enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style. Enjoying a tasty barbecue or spending an evening gazing up at the stars; the choice is yours!

Next we come to the unmatched aesthetic value that decking can add to a property. Timber has a beautifully-rich and natural appearance and the addition of a decking structure really makes a difference to the appearance of your home. It also dramatically increases kerb appeal and will make you the envy of your neighbours!

It isn't only aesthetic value that can be increased by installing decking: the financial value of your property will also increase. A study carried out by independent service Property Price Advice found that installing garden decking increases property value by a minimum of 10%. The study also showed that at least 70% of the money spent on decking materials can be recouped thanks to this increase.

In another study, this time carried out by Post Office Money, it was revealed that timber decking delivers the biggest increase in the value of a property with the smallest financial cost when compared to other home-improvement projects such as an extension or the addition of a conservatory. The research also found that such a project could result in a huge 77% return on initial investment.

Here at Greengates, your local builders merchant, we are able to supply everything you need to create a stunning timber decking structure. Our collection includes decking boards, hand rails, base rails, newel posts, spindles and infill pieces, all of which are green-treated to enhance durability. We can also supply ancillary products like decking screws and tools.

If you're planning on building garden decking then you can't go wrong with products from Greengates! Check out our website for more details...

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