There’s no doubt that installing a timber decking extension on your house can increase the value of your property, increase the amount of space you have for relaxing and entertaining, and generally add to you and your family’s quality of life.
A successful hardwood deck depends on selecting the right timber to blend with your existing home and seamlessly merges with the architecture.
Timber Decks are ideal for uneven or sloping blocks allowing you to increase your living space, and they provide a cheaper (and often better-looking) solution than concrete or brick structures.
Folding doors that open on to the deck allow you to extend your internal entertaining area – great for summer barbeques or basking in that precious sun on winter days.
It is even possible, for the more ambitious, to include a spa if the structure is reinforced and can support the weight of the water.
Large trees can provide shade and a natural feel, but when incorporating them into the design ensure that they have plenty of room to grow.
The best position for a timber deck is south facing, to maximise shade in summer and sunlight in winter. If this is not possible there are many options including outdoor heaters, covered areas and latticework with climbing plants.
It is important to note local council regulations before you build. Unauthorized extensions can cause all sorts of hassles if you ever sell your home.
No other type of structure is as warm and inviting as a timber deck. Many of our customers say that the decking has transformed the way they live, used from breakfast through to late at night, often throughout the entire year.
Choosing the Right Timber Flooring
When choosing timber flooring for your home, there are some things to consider. Firstly, consider the look and feel of your home. Do you want a classic, rustic feel or a contemporary feel?
Also consider your budget as this will have a major effect on the type of timber and flooring system that you use. A design professional will be able to help you make this choice.
If you are opting for a solid timber, ask your professional if it comes from a responsible resource such as a plantation. Finally consider how much maintenance you are prepared to undertake on your floor,
as some timber floors will require periodic sanding and refinishing to keep them looking their best.
London based roofing company, Eurolay Asphalt & Roofing are able to cover the following areas within London and Essex: