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Fitting decking in your garden

If you’d like a nice, clean space to sit in the garden in the summer, but don’t fancy the backache of building a patio, here’s a DIY project that should suit. Putting decking in your garden space is probably somewhere between painting, decorating and plastering as far as skill-level is concerned, but you won’t need architects or master builders. It’s not exactly property development, but it will transform your garden. Start by marking out the area for your decking with pegs and string, remove grass and weeds and level the surface using a spade. Then lay a weed-proof membrane and shovel gravel over it. Next, mark the positions of the floor joists on the frame (400 mm apart) and saw them to the required size. Assemble the deck bearer from the frame and joists, using the countersunk screws in pre-drilled holes (there should be three screws at each joist end). Now you can lay the deck boards at right angles to the joists, beginning at the front of the deck and making sure the first one is level with the outside edge of the frame. Fix the deck board to the deck bearer at each joist using two of the supplied countersunk screws (there’ll be pre-drilled holes again). Repeat with the remaining boards, leaving a gap of 3-5 mm between them. Don’t forget to seal the cut ends of boards and joists with wood preservative, or you’ll be inviting dry rot to set in. Finally, face the exposed end cuts with spare deck boards, get a few nice plotted plants, put your feet up beside the table, and chill.

What Makes a Gazebo Special?

Form and function should always go together; at times though, one gets compromised by the other. There are, however, some structures that are as pleasing to the senses as they are functional, and one of those structures is a gazebo.

Why to choose a metal gazebo?

Gazebos are one of the best places to relax in a garden, patio or a backyard. Metal gazebos have high durability, so you and your family can enjoy them for many decades. Erecting gazebos also increases the value of your home. There are a lot of styles available for garden gazebos from which you can choose, depending on your own budget. One can make a choice between metal gazebos with bold lines or with more elaborate designs. You can find any kind of size for your metal gazebo for whatever purpose you want, like relaxation or social entertainment. Metal gazebos are available in different dimensions of 4 and12 sides and in various shapes too. Even if the construction cost of a metal gazebo is high, it is offset by the low maintenance costs. A metal gazebo has many distinct advantages over other kinds of gazebos. Metal gazebos are made up of steel and iron and have a less chance of being destroyed by vandalism. Although, steel and iron are more expensive than aluminum, their capability of not being damaged justifies the high price of such gazebos. Most of the metal gazebos do not have a roof. It is up to you, whether you want to leave the roof open or cover it up with a canopy made up of polymer and canvass. The colour of the metal gazebos is less prone to fading. Also, the gazebo does not get damaged by twisting, termites and chipping. A gazebo kit can be easily erected by professionals for you. However, the gazebo can be constructed by you with a gazebo kit which only takes a few hours and some simple tools like hammer and screwdriver. The kit contains all the instructions on how to prepare the gazebo.

Wooden gazebos are perfect for sitting and relaxing

Gazebos are an ideal place to relax and unwind, pavilion structures that can be seen in the royal gardens, parks and public spaces; even though more and more people are now purchasing gazebos not just to improve the overall comfort and look of their gardens but to completely enjoy the beauty and nature of open space. Gazebos are generally self supporting but some can be easily attached to the walls or out buildings as most of them are open from all sides with almost no window and doors thereby offering a world class place to relax and sit in the summer months. The history of these gazebos goes back thousands of years and they have even been mentioned in the Old Persian and Chinese literature and other classical civilisations, with the most efficient instances of these ancient gazebos being the garden houses located at Mont Acute House. Throughout history, these garden gazebos have been constructed using many kinds of building materials, the usual materials utilised is timber. In hot climates, wooden thatched garden gazebos are regularly built using screen sides to keep mosquitoes and insects at bay. One can easily choose between a straightforward styled wooden gazebo or the more robust design with trellis walls and Victorian moldings to add extra creativity as well as style to the garden gazebo. In case you choose to have a peaceful and calm position for the garden gazebo, you can surely rest and get benefits from beauty of the garden and various colours of all seasons. The wooden thatched garden gazebos are just perfect for relaxation in which the noise and air pollution can actually be experienced to its minimum. So, if you are looking forward to inviting your guests to a garden party and are confused as to where place the seating arrangement, what can be better than you having a wooden garden gazebo?

Timber Decking and Garden Pergola

Timber decking can be constructed to any shape or size you require blending into every position and contour of the garden. Additional features like a Garden Pergola complete with spindles and a handrail make it the perfect place to barbeque and entertain your friends or guests

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