The brief was to create a multifunctional area that could be used for eating, drinking, relaxing and entertaining as well as providing a physical link between the 2 existing doorways. It was decided that a curving fluid design would help guide the user through the space as well as visually softening the building and introducing dynamic forms to the garden.
The design was discussed and agreed with the clients prior to work commencing.
The deck frame was constructed using pressure treated 150mm x 47mm softwood joists and 100mm x 100mm treated posts. All cuts were treated with an end grain preserver and fixed using 100mm timberlock screws. Weed control fabric was then stapled over the frame before the deck boards were secured using a discreet screw with coloured rubber coated head.
We used planed smooth Yellow Balau deck boards to clad off the surface at 90 degrees from the house. A central curving feature step detail linked the deck to the lower lawn.
Boards were used to clad off the face of the deck with little gentle persuasion and patience.
A narrow planting bed around the base of the deck over time will help to soften the structure into the garden.
All timber was supplied from ethically sourced suppliers through Estate Sawmills, Bradford, West Yorkshire.