Swim-up pool-bar with thatched gazebo and timber decking for sun-loungers

Timber Decking: Why it’s a good idea to invest in one

In Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

Timber decking has become a popular alternative to traditional hard terraces and patios. The stylish and warm look of timber decking can transform a simple backyard into an elegant, modern entertaining area with huge visual appeal and the charm of al fresco living.

Swim-up pool-bar with thatched gazebo and timber decking for sun-loungers

Swim-up pool-bar with thatched gazebo and timber decking for sun-loungers

Here are a few benefits of adding a timber deck to your landscape:

  1. They are environmentally friendly

Wood is a versatile raw material and the only renewable building material. Waste is virtually eliminated when making wood products and it requires much less energy-intensive methods to process into construction products.

Elevated thatched gazebo interior

Elevated thatched gazebo with timber decking and  interior

  1. They are highly versatile

Timber decking has plenty of applications. It can be used around ponds, water features or pools, as walkways or bridges and provides a versatile surface under pergolas or other shading structures. It’s the perfect solution to even out uneven or sloping terrain, be it a residential or commercial development. It provides a perfect place to relax with family and friends, a safe playing area for kids and a place to dine and entertain outdoors.

Shanti-Som Well-Being Retreat Yoga Studio with Timber Decking

Shanti-Som Well-Being Retreat Yoga Studio with Timber Decking

  1. Low maintenance, high durability

Timber decking requires very little maintenance. Keeping it clean and polishing/oiling the timber sporadically will keep it in tip-top shape. Cape Reed timber decking are pressure treated with a biodegradable chemical that prevents rotting, insect invasion and natural weathering.

Timber decking with thatched gazebo overlooking the pool

Timber decking with thatched gazebo overlooking the pool

  1. They increase property value

Wood radiates a rustic, naturally attractive appearance that add aesthetic value and authentic elegance wherever it is applied. Apart from this, timber decking adds space, charm and opportunity to a property, adding loads of value to a property.

Timber decking with seating area in the gardenTimber decking with seating area in the garden

 

According to a report published by Planet Ark for its Make It Wood campaign, being exposed to timber could benefit your health. The report claims that being surrounded by timber furniture or staying within timber structures result in physiological and psychological benefits that include lowered heart rate and blood pressure, reduced stress and anxiety levels and better social interaction.

Timber decking and thatched gazebos at the Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel Penthouse

Timber decking and thatched gazebos at the Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel Penthouse

The use of timber decks in landscaping designs is a unique, elegant way to establish a beautiful garden and creating an enjoyable outdoor space – undoubtedly one of the most attractive additions that can be made to any property!