Decking & Pergola
Summit Landscapes completed a large decked area and timber pergola for a client in Thaxted, Cambridgeshire. The large property boasted a beautiful, well-kept garden with a vast, sprawling lawn and children’s play area at the back.
The client wanted a large decking to meet three of the raised back doors of the house; one in the centre of the dining room and two glass side doors to the left and right of the decking. He specified the decking was for outdoor dining, BBQs, entertaining guests and as an area for his young family members to play.
Where the decking ended to the right-hand side of the property, Summit Landscapes extended a paved area to meet an existing paved section. We matched the colour of the existing Sandstone paving slabs to the ones we used for the new paving.
The client also asked for a large timber pergola to be built next to the house further down the garden for relaxing in the shade, which included steel ropes along the hanging beams, on which climbing/hanging vines were planted and trained along.
62m² Composite Decking
– Broke out 92m² of York stone paving from existing patio and stacked on a pallet for the client to keep
– Prepared ground and laid a geotextile membrane to prevent weed growth under decking
– Concreted posts 300mm deep into the ground
– Built a timber sub-frame that allowed for air movement below the decking and attached to concrete posts
– Screwed grey ‘Smoked Oak’ composite Millboard deck boards with hidden fixings to the sub-frame and installed a 7.5m² facia
– Warm energy-efficient LED downlighters were installed along the fascia facing the garden which illuminates the step up to the decking
– Matched the Sandstone paving to existing patio
– Laid 8m² of Sandstone slabs on 25-40mm of continuous mortar mix
– Mortar mixed with SBR to increase adhesivity, waterproof properties and strength
– Sandstone paving pointed using resin two-part pointing
– Constructed large 6.4m x 3.9m treated timber pergola using 6×6″ timbers for the posts and the cross members
– Steel rope used between the cross members for the climbers to train on
– Slate chip edging laid to keep soil off decking and to allow adequate air flow under the decking
– Beds filled with 300mm soil ready for planting
– 22 tons of soil removed from site
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