Whether you are relaxing, enjoying time with friends and family, celebrating or simply enjoying your garden’s wilderness, composite decking will add a sense of joy to your life. As composite decking grows in popularity, there are thousands of new homeowners in the UK that are purchasing it.
The question is, how do you make yours unique?
Having a curved design for the perimeter of the deck will give your decking a distinctive and unique aesthetic that is more impressive. If you choose to go down this route, the joists must be circular or curved to cater to the design.
Traditional composite decks are designed with straight sides and rectangular edges. This really is the everyday composite deck. If you really want to knock your neighbours off their feet, working with an experienced decking installer and coming up with a curved design is most definitely a viable option.
If, for whatever reason, you decide to sell your home in the future, having a desirable and unique decking structure will most definitely add value to your property. Rather than seeing your decking project as money spent, you need to think of it as capital invested. Any potential buyers will know this outdoor feature was not cheap or easy to install. The curved design requires extreme vigilance and attention to detail. If some of the measurements are off by a few millimetres or the angles are off by a couple of degrees, there is no recovering the project unless you purchase more materials. These types of designs are definitely more challenging than standard quadrilateral decking projects; we would recommend you use a tradesmen/decking fitter that has experience with this type of project.
Just like with any other project, you need to decide whether you want a deck that is flush with your interior floor, raised from the ground or level with the ground. This is what will determine how deep your posts are fixed into the ground and the layout of your frame. Keep in mind that curved projects will produce much more wastage than traditional decks; we recommended factoring in an additional 15-20%.