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  • Designing your Composite Outdoor Living Space

    Planning a garden makeover is no easy feat. There are many things that should be taken into consideration from levels to groundwork but the most important element ultimately is that your decking design is exactly what you were hoping to achieve.

    September 17 2016
  • Well considered outdoor living spaces start with a plan. We would always recommend putting ideas to paper as this firstly gives a realistic proportion of space - will your deck be used for entertaining? If so how many people would you like to be seated at any one time? Secondly we would recommend if the deck is coming off an existing building with doors - levels are a major influencing factor in what would be accessible in your design, therefor if you are planning a self build project try not to attempt something that is too far outside your capabilities if you do not have much experience. The thirdly there are a wide array of laying patterns and shapes that can be achieved when using a versatile product such as composite decking. Take into consideration the lines of the existing space and garden what accents can be accentuated and where you would like your eye to be drawn.

    To help you simplify the design process we have developed three deck plans that represent popular and versatile deck designs for today’s homes.


    Clean Box

    A fool proof classic, the rectangular deck design plan offers room for outdoor eating and grilling and its standard shape makes for a versatile, multi-functional space.


    Can seat 8 comfortably

    3.7m x 5m = 18.5sqm

    Plenty of space for an outdoor furniture set

    Easy for self build



    Garden View
    With a distinctive viewing platform this plan is favoured by fans of al fresco dining, and utilises space well with smaller and mid-sized homes


    Can seat 8 comfortably

    5m x 6m = 30sqm

    Great for built-in lighting to highlight the interesting rail

    Medium difficulty for self build


    Multi Function
    Wide open space welcomes either a large sitting area or several smaller functional spaces.This sophisticated spin on the classic deck plan you can feature boarders, angled corners and even centre pieces to marry design and function.


    Can seat 10 comfortably

    7.5m x 5m = 37.5sqm

    Great for a set of lounge chairs

    Medium difficulty for self build


    Things to consider: For centre features, boarders and diagonal laying patterns these must be decided upon before the construction of your sub structure as additional supports will need to be added for boards laid outside of a uniform pattern.

    For a free sample pack, information or an informal chat about your project please get in touch.

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"We purchased composite decking from Ecoscape for our back garden transformation and were absolutely delighted at the quality of the product. Highly recommended"
Andrew Blackmore Cheshire