Building a Patio or Deck Using Landscape Timber

How to plan and lay decking with deck boards | Homebase

Building garden decking is an ideal way to extend your outdoor living space and with a great range of decking timber and designs to choose from at Homebase, it’s easy to create your dream deck. In this step by step guide you’ll discover everything you need to know from planning and measuring up for your decking to building the decking base, laying the decking boards, preserving and ...

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How to Plan & Lay a Deck | Wickes.co.uk

An existing patio or concrete base can be used as a solid foundation for your deck. Start by measuring and marking out your decking area. If laying the deck over lawn, mark out the area then dig out to a depth of 50mm. Cover the ground with landscaping fabric and add gravel. For soft ground, place ...

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How to Plan & Build a Raised Deck | Wickes.co.uk

See our ‘How to build a raised deck’ video for additional help when building your deck. Do it right. Always use structural treated timber and screws designed specifically for the job. This will ensure that the deck is built to last. Treat all cut surfaces and drill holes with two coats of preservative.

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How to Build a Small Pad With Landscape Timbers: 15 Steps

In a 12' x 12' pad, this wall will begin with one full timber and one half a timber laid in a line. Timbers can easily be cut with a handsaw. This bottom row can either be dug in and laid on grade, or propped up on solid rocks to keep moisture away. Landscape timbers are surface treated for outdoor use. Get the row level with a 4' to 6' level ...

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How to Build a Floating Wood Patio Deck | Hunker

Using grid paper with an easy-to-interpret scale, sketch out your yard and a location for your deck. An easy scale to use is 1 square = 1 foot. Your deck will be a much easier structure to build if you choose a relatively flat spot in your yard, since sloped or uneven ground will mean a lot of digging and excavating. Use a dotted line to ...

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How to Build a Deck - Build It

Building a simple timber deck is a reasonably straightforward DIY job. It also tends to be a quicker and more affordable option than investing in hardstanding patio materials, such as flagstones of block paving. Browse the gallery for decking design ideas ...

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6 Materials to Use for Landscape Edging, Patios, and Paths

If the landscape style or theme is natural, rustic, or Japanese, consider using stone edgings. Good options for this type of edging are flagstone and pebbles, rocks, and boulders. This works well surrounding a patio, path, driveway, or a water feature (like a pond ), helping to unite the spaces and spread the materials consistently throughout the landscape.

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How to Build a Gravel Patio - The Spruce

Use a shovel to remove all vegetation, rocks, and debris from the patio area, including where the timber frame will go. If necessary, cut away roots with a mattock or pickax. Rake the soil so it is level, then compact it thoroughly by walking repeatedly over the ground or by tamping it with a hand tamp.

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