Elevated thatched gazebo with timber walkway decking and balustrades

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

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

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.

  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.

  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.

  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, decking adds space, charm and opportunity to a property, adding loads of value to a property.

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.

The use of decking 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!