As outdoor living is becoming an ever increasing trend, wooden decking is more commonly being used to offer an all year option to enjoy your outdoor space. There is a wealth of garden decking designs and uses to suit any lifestyle or garden. We’ve outlined some garden decking uses and ideas.


Level uneven ground

Decking is the perfect answer for uneven or sloping gardens. Awkward spaces or unused areas due to steep slopes can be utilised and given a new lease of life when a decking structure is used. Over larger areas, steps can be used to separate levels and form various spaces within your garden. If the structure is built high enough the underneath space can be used as additional storage.

How to manage a sloping garden with decking

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. 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.

Jacksons decking

Outdoor Dining Room

Prevent mud and dirt ruining your alfresco dining experience and place your outdoor dining area on top of wooden decking. 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 utilising outdoor space. Note the deck below is a bespoke rounded design created by a tradesperson on site.

decking ideas for small gardens

Raised Decking 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.


Decking Pathway

Timber decking boards, especially grooved decking boards are great to use for pathways around the garden. The grooves offer slip resistance and the natural timber blends into the natural settings. When installing a decking pathway, ensure optimal safety by orientating the boards in the opposite direction of foot traffic. This strategic placement minimises the risk of slipping in the future, particularly during wet conditions, offering a durable and secure pathway for the long term.  Slip resistant decking boards are also an option.

Decking Pathway

Wheelchair Friendly Gardens

Decking boards are perfect if you require a flat level surface for wheelchairs to use. Read our blog to see how our timber decking allowed one homeowner to be able to use their garden again.

Wheelchair Accessible Garden Ideas

Create a low maintenance garden

When decking is installed it takes away the need to mow the lawn or weed the garden. At Jacksons all of our timber products come with a 25year guarantee against rot and insect attack so you can enjoy 25 years of little gardening hassle.

Create levels using decking 

If your house is higher than the ground level, decking is a useful tool to change from one level to another. Decking can be built up and balustrade can be used on higher decking for safety. 


Hide old concrete

Transforming a garden that has been previously concreted or burdened with a sizable, unappealing patio can be a daunting task, both in terms of time, effort, and cost associated with waste removal. An alternative solution is to consider the installation of decking posts, providing a foundation for a new deck overlay and hiding the existing concrete.

Decking covering unsightly concrete

Extending indoor living areas outdoors

Decking can be seamlessly integrated with the bottom of doors, creating a harmonious transition between the outdoor ground level and the indoor floor of a property. This design is frequently employed in static caravans and can be effectively replicated in conventional homes. Seeking guidance from a knowledgeable expert is advisable, as this ensures proper installation that allows the building to breathe. Often, this involves positioning the deck above a damp-proof course and needs to be planned and installed correctly.

Decking level with bottom of door