Definition of Timber Decking:
Timber Decking can be used in a number of ways, including as part of garden landscaping, to extend living areas of houses, and as an alternative to stone based features such as patios.
However, the definition of ‘deck’ in Architecture terms is — a flat surface capable of supporting weight, similar to a floor, but typically constructed outdoors, often elevated from the ground, and usually connected to a building.
Today’s post topic would be on timber decking ideas.
Timber decking can be a stunning addition to the outdoor living spaces of any home and this is true for small courtyards and larger gardens.
Areas decked with timber can break large spaces into smaller ‘outdoor rooms’ and provide strong geometric lines that contrast with often-organically shaped shrubs and planting beds.
Some areas you can explore with Timber Decking:
- Solid Timber Flooring
- Tread Boards for Staircases
- Handrails for Staircases
- Wall Cladding
- Timber Trellis
- Roof Finishes
- Timber Screens
Here are some advantages for using Timber Decking.
- Timber is much more lightweight as compared to heavy glass, metals or concrete slabs. This in a way makes them protective as well as easy to make designs on.
- It involves dry installation. Therefore, the installation process becomes easier as well as quicker. Installation does not need nails as well.
- Timber decking gives ample scope for style. You can either keep it plain and simple or use carvings, paints or other delicate designs on it.
- Timber provides better insulation and also gives scope for a breather membrane. Its insulating properties include the endurance of heat, cold as well as sound.
- Whether you are building a new house or renovating an old one, timber can be used for decking purpose anytime, to give a new and classy look.
- You have a huge variety of wood types to choose from including soft and hard woods and modified woods as well. These come in different designs as well as colours. You can choose them according to their suitability with the climatic conditions at your place and these are available at all kinds of budgets.
- Timber used for decking is very easy to repair. You can easily boost the performance of your timber deck by treating it a bit with preservatives, modifying the wood, coating the surface or using flame retardants.
Besides the above mentioned benefits, timber has also gained popularity for having a fine and uniform grain and an attractive colour that adds to the comfort of your home. Moreover, this is a natural organic component of nature, which is least harmful and almost zero pollution. It is more durable and can sustain harshness for long periods of time.
To add on, it is environment friendly. The production of timber requires a lot less energy, and as a result, there is not much harmful carbon output as required in the manufacture of other building or decking materials
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