Garden Decking in East Sussex
Our elegant decking range supplies beautiful, inspirational yet practical solutions for outdoor living spaces. From contemporary to traditional, aluminium to hardwood, our extensive range of products can establish the perfect decking area to complement any home. Whatever the material, be assured that the stunning craftsmanship carried out by R Goldsmith Landscapes, Groundworks and Driveways will give exceptional results, every time.
Composites and Wooden Decking – Pros and Cons
Decking is a popular choice when it comes to introducing valuable flat, safe space in the garden. When built correctly and maintained properly it will last many a year. In structural terms it compliments all gardens and properties as it can be built above uneven ground, so no requirement for excavations and technical structural work. R Goldsmith Landscaping, Groundworks and Driveways are finding decking for East Sussex homes a more popular choice than ever before!
Traditionally, decking is made of wood and is still probably the most popular choice but there are some drawbacks…
Pros of using ‘real’ wood
- It looks beautiful, authentic and fits aesthetically in every garden
- Real wood, particuarly softwoods can be relatively inexpensive
- It’s a natural product
The drawbacks of real wood
- If not looked after, it may crack, split, break and generally look tired in a short space of time
- When wet it can be very slippery
- Although they are more durable than softwoods, hardwood can be more expensive
- Wooden decking will need regular staining and maintenance
Alternatives are now more widely available than they previously were, which include materials which look like wood – but with no maintenance required.
Composite has been in use in America for many years and there are options to use it here in the UK too; in fact, in the UK there are specialist brands of composite materials available. It’s weather and water-resistant and needs virtually no maintenance; it also provides a non-slippery surface.
However, there are some unfavorable aspects to composite material for your East Sussex garden decking; being plastic based it can bend and not all clients like the ‘unnatural’ colours, preferring the look and feel of wood.
Regardless of what material you select for your decking job, you can be assured that it will not only look stunning but add all-important outdoor space to your East Sussex property!
Contact R Goldsmith Landscapes, Groundworks and Driveways
We provide our clients with sound advice and guidance on design and material specifications concerning garden decking installations in East Sussex. Our landscapers have over 15 years experience helping customers throughout Essex achieve the best results for their new decking area. Contact a member of our team today for a free site survey and quotation.