We were called to this stunning timber thatched barn in Brightling East Sussex by a family who had this great view across the countryside.
They had a vision of adding an area where they could sit and enjoy the panoramic views and sunsets during the warmer summer months.
There was an unwanted vegetable garden in prime position so the decision was made to deck the area.
With quite uneven ground and wanting to make the most of the view it was decided a split-level deck was the best way to go and also keeping a softer feel rather than a large expanse of paving.
The farmhouse garden feel had a lovely feel to it so we kept as much of the existing features of the garden in place.
The new deck was built in the same footprint enabling us to keep the front Oak sleeper retaining wall, steps and also the rear raised bed.
With the area being so open and exposed to the elements our client wanted a product that was long-lasting, non-slippery low maintenance and blended in with the rest of the garden.
Millboard Weathered Oak Driftwood was the perfect choice because it had a lot of the same characteristics as the old Oak Sleepers as they’ve silvered up over the years surrounding the deck.
We used a tantalised softwood frame raised and fixed into position on concrete posts, allowing for good air circulation around the timbers underneath to prolong the longevity of the deck it kept the project in budget.
At the far end of the deck, we erected an Oak Pergola and underneath we reinforced the deck to take a hot tub to sit in and enjoy the view…
The Pergola helped to slightly enclose the area without ruining the view around.
With some additional thoughtful planting around the deck, it reduces the need for handrails around disrupting the view.
This was an amazing project to work on and we hope our customer get plenty of warm summers to enjoy it.
If you have an idea or vision of something you want to do with your outside area then why not drop us a line today for a friendly chat.