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Tips When Installing Decking | Landscaping 101

Peel Projects Landscaping Gloucestershire have over 15 years of landscaping experience. We have completed a large number of decking jobs in Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, Monmouthshire and Bristol.

Decking is a great way to create an outdoor space dedicated to relaxing and entertaining in your garden. It also works well as a space between house and garden to create a transition and flow from indoor to outdoors.

When planning decking in your garden, there are some key things to think about. Leaning on our decking installation experience here are some top tips from Peel Projects Landscaping:


Think about what you want to use the decking for. Will it be an area for outdoor dining, or will it be a space for lounging and relaxing? Do you have a hot tub or other equipment on your decking? Understanding your intended use will help you determine the size, layout, and materials.


The location of your decking is an essential consideration. Where will you install it? Do you want it to be close to the house, or would you prefer a corner or area of the garden? Consider factors such as sun, shade, and privacy when selecting your decking location.

Size and Shape:

The size and shape of your decking really depends on your use and the space in your garden. Create multi-level decking areas, or different shapes to add character. Consider any routes to pass through the decking area and be sure to provide enough space for people to be comfortable.


The materials you choose for your decking will determine its durability, maintenance requirements, and visual appeal. The most popular decking materials include hardwood or softwood timber, composite, and PVC. Hardwood is the strongest and longest lasting when it comes to timber. Timber decking provides a natural look, and requires some basic maintenance to protect the wood. Composite and PVC decking are low-maintenance and durable but may not be as appealing on the eye.

Design and Style:

Decking is designed in many different styles to complement your garden’s existing features and your needs. Incorporate curves, levels, and patterns to create a unique and modern design. Consider¬† features such as lighting, balustrades, and seating to enhance your decking’s functionality and comfort.


Safety is an essential consideration when planning to install decking in your garden. Ensure that your decking is stable, secure, and level to prevent trips and falls. Incorporate slip-resistant materials and ensure that your decking is structurally sound and built to a safe standard.

Ensure that you comply with local building regulations. Failing to comply with building regulations can result in fines and legal action.

Planning to install decking in your garden requires careful consideration of all of the above factors. If you are based in or around Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, Forest of Dean or Bristol please get in touch with Peel Projects Landscaping for a free consultation and quotation on your decking project.