I love a decking build project. Building decks when the sun is shining is about as good as it gets. (Not so good in the mud!) One of my regular clients has a quiet corner that got the last of the evening sun. It totally screamed out build a deck, put out the recliners, where is the gin & tonic?
So, into each life some rain must fall and when it comes to decks this almost always means clearing the site. Not too much had to be done here, but what isn’t obvious from the picture is that the ground slopes away to the right by quite some amount.
After some strenuous digging, I took a moment to look over the back fence. There just happened to be an electricity sub-station! So it was decided not to dig too far down!
Once I had the site cleared, the foundations could go down. Here I chose to use specialist decking foundation blocks (I call them elephants feet) from Wrekin concrete products. These are really good for lighter weight builds onto a sub-soil base. You can see one in place supporting the step down onto the lawn.
This final picture shows the completed deck build. The side cladding covers the framework under the main deck. The oak sleepers create an enclosure to the back and sides to make for a more comfortable experience.
If you have a space in your garden just begging to be upgraded to a timber deck like this or something a little more contemporary using composite (See my other decking building projects), then please do get in contact to discuss how I might be able to help you.