The weather is once again getting brighter and warmer (about time too!), so it makes sense that many of us are thinking about ways to spend some quality time on our decking in 2019. Once it’s stained or oiled to perfection, what else do you put on it? Well, we’ve got some suggestions there…
We’re not exactly the envy of Europe with our weather for most of the year, so it’s understandable that lots of people think it’s important for Brits to take advantage of the sunshine whenever we can get it! A lounger or two is just the ticket for that sort of thing, and it doesn’t have to be a particularly expensive purchase either. And if this summer shapes up to be anything like the scorcher we had last year, you’ll probably be getting a lot of use out of them!
Of course, sitting back under the light of the blazing sun isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. You might want a slightly more cool and comfortable way to relax on your decking – which is where a pergola can come in handy. Our traditional pergola kit is brilliant for giving you some much-needed shelter from the hot sun, especially if you can’t find the sun cream. Under its spacious canopy, you can kick back with your favourite book, or even set up your garden table and furniture for some al fresco dining.
When it comes to decking, you can get a lot of value out of potted plants. From a design aspect, they can be great for enhancing your space with a pop of colour. (Green is the go-to one, obviously, but you can choose particularly vibrant plants to give your decking a burst of red, purple, blue or orange… the only limit is your imagination!) If you’re in the mood for a bit more of a challenge, you can even try cultivating some potted plants from scratch on your decking this spring. Some species will be more receptive to this plan than others, so it’s worth doing a bit of research beforehand!
This is a good one if you can manage it! Obviously, something as large and heavy as a jacuzzi is going to be better suited to some types of spaces more than others. The very first thing you have to do is check that your decking is able to take the weight. You may need to enlist professional help with this – if for whatever reason you can’t be 100% sure, it’s best not to risk it!
If you are able to get one though, it can be a fantastic party piece, and a great way to spend some quality time with friends on your decking. Whether you want to share it with family (or, in some cases, pets) is up to you!
At this time of year, we often get questions from our customers regarding whether or not they can have a fire pit on their decking, or similar types of installations. We’ve answered those questions here: can you cook barbecues on your decking? (We warn you: it might not be the answer you’re looking for!) And of course, if you’ve yet to put up your decking this year, you’re in exactly the right place. We’ve got a huge range of decking products to choose from right here at Savoy Timber, including our handy decking kits. You can browse them here on our website, or pay a visit to any of our DIY stores in Blackpool, Preston or Wigan, where one of our friendly members of staff will be only too happy to help!