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Wood Decking or Patio Area Consideration

Apr 8, 2008
Patios that hold a lot of weight, such as driveways, require stronger foundations than those that are designed for light use. After falling out of favor for a couple of decades when decks were all the rage, patios are back. Building a brick patio using brick pavers can be a chore. A simple design plan to make laying brick patios easy for do-it-yourselfers. Imagine what you can do in the comfort of your new patio room or sun-room. You should pay just as much attention to decor on the patio as you do inside.

Patio

But now, patio awnings are included as part of a houses or buildings architecture not only for its primary purpose, but also to add charm and create a statement. This brick patio design is easy to build yet elegant, laying the bricks in a striking pattern that requires no cutting.

You can't beat the benefits of cast aluminum patio furniture. Aluminum frame strap vinyl and sling mesh in an array of finishes which combined with a vast range of baked on powder coated colors and designer fabrics create ultimate flexibility for any pool, patio, lawn, garden and deck setting.

Furniture Options

Create patio plans that will allow enough space to fit all the patio furniture you want. Teak is a very popular wood that is used for manufacturing patio furniture because it is naturally water and insect-resistant without requiring chemical treatment.

Outdoor Living Area

Decorative concrete patios are emerging as a new and exciting material for todays patio or outdoor room. You can enjoy relaxing with your family and entertaining your friends with the excitement and feel of being outdoors yet completely shielded from nature's harsh elements.

Patio chairs are designed to meet a large range of outdoor living needs. With artful curvature and decorative back insets, these can be your focal pieces in any outdoor environment.

Decking

Standard components and decking boards are available from DIY stores and timber merchants, and should last about 25 years. Your decking area can be as unique as you, incorporating accessories such as planters, benches and pergolas can all be designed and built to your specification. Fortunately softwood can be used in all decking and pergola situations provided that it is properly treated. Whatever the reasons for building a deck, there is just one natural choice of decking material.

Just imagine how much nicer it would be walking barefoot on warm, welcoming wood decking rather than cold, gray concrete. Composite decking is weaker than wood, so a deck not built to manufacturers specifications might experience sagging or drooping. Furthermore manufacturers have told me that each batch of composite decking will be a slightly different color.
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