Decks are now a popular feature in UK gardens but have in fact been around for well over 50 years, offering a solid outdoor space that mirrors the convenience of an interior setting, whilst at the same time injecting a dash of designer style. 

Jacksons decking has many benefits with its ability to immediately transform any living space, providing a dedicated area where home owners can entertain or simply relax by extending their outdoor living accommodation.

So if you are considering adding a stunning timber deck to your garden landscape, here’s our run down of some of the ways in which you can introduce deck appeal into the outside room:


1. Swimming Pool Surround

A strong deck surround with a supporting balustrade will complement the pool perfectly as well as providing a safe surface to walk on with wet feet.

Balustrade fencing around swimming pool

2. Hot Tub Surround

Similarly to swimming pools, hot tubs also need a strong deck surround to ensure the safety of its users and create a natural non-slip surface to enter / exit the hot-tub. We offer premium anti slip decking, perfect for these types of requirements.

3. Year Round Play Decking Area for Kids

Winter weather often leaves gardens muddy and unwelcoming. However a premium deck will ensure your garden is beautifully put together all year around, while ensuring your garden has a flat, level surface, meaning kids can play outside all year around, with the added benefit of no muddy shoes.

4. Outdoor Dining Room / Entertainment Zone

A premium timber deck is a vital feature to creating an outdoor dining room; the wooden area creates the perfect stage for socialising and hosting dinner parties, a great idea for utilizing outdoor space. 

5. Raised Garden Feature / Seating Area

Decks are not always sited immediately next to the house to deliver the much sought after seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living. Sometimes a deck can provide an attractive feature in another part of the garden, offering a raised platform from which to survey the garden and enjoy the outside scenery.

small decked area with fence panels

6. Dedicated Pathways

Decking boards and balustrade can be used to create a unique walkway from one end of the garden to the other, perfect if you want to avoid uneven surfaces or simply want to create a beautiful walkway.

7. Wheelchair Friendly Access Route

Decking boards are perfect if you require a flat level surface in your garden, not only does this create a neat well put together garden, its also creates an ideal wheelchair friendly access route.

8. Surround for a Water Feature / Carp Pool

Just as a picture frame will complete a work of art, so too can a deck frame provide the perfect finishing touch to an outdoor feature such as a striking carp pool.

9. Landscaping Feature 

If your garden has issues regarding sloping sites and uneven surfaces, decking can be the perfect solution for creating safe and secure even space as well as levelling out awkward spaces, while also creating an eye-catching garden feature.

10. School Outdoor Classroom

As with any garden feature, a deck should be regularly checked to ensure it is still in good working order. Attention should be paid to the tightness of any bolts, the overall condition of the timber, the build up of algae, (which can cause a serious safety issue) and general wear and tear. 

Important things to remember

All Jacksons timber decks feature galvanised bolts to deliver an extra long life and the Jakcured timber boards are guaranteed for 25-years against rot and insect attack (see our guarantees). 

Keep the deck surface clean by regular brushing with a stiff bristle brush to remove dirt, algae and dead leaves which could make the deck slippery in the wet. It is also an idea to give the deck a more thorough clean at least once a year, by either using a power wash or a proprietary cleaner to remove any stubborn stains.