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High level deck Overcame problem on steep garden


Wasted space turned into a fabulous deck area. The high level deck allowed for stunning views over the valley.

The high deck was accessible by means of a timber decking staircase.

A huge amount of wasted space at top of sloping garden to be turned into an evening sun-trap decking area with staircase down to lower level. Fencing and trellis screening to complete the work and add privacy.

 Project includes substantial ground works and levelling of site, together with removal of overgrown and uninteresting shrubs. There is a 1.2metre height difference between the lower and higher areas of the garden with no existing access to and from.

The deck together with the decking staircase overcame this problem

High level raised deck with overhang and staircase


 

 

 

 

Day 6 - Done except for the tidying up!

Trellis screen fixed to deck for privacy Matching fence panels and trellis screening to raised deck

 

 

 

 

 

Click to enlarge >>>>Deck and balustrade A 'landing pad' at the bottomj of staircase on the raised deck

 

 

 

The site before we started.

 The garden area to be decked showing the high log wall to be straddled

End of day 1 - main levelling has been carried out, with some joists placed into position on a temporary basis to evaluate the best way forward. dark by finish!! (Lovely time of year for us!)

 

 

Decking joists form the sub deck frame with a metre overhang to ge5t maximum size of deck floor area

 

 

 

 

Day 2 - Continuation of sub-deck base, together with support posts

Decking sub frame finished and supported with 4x4in posts

 

 

 

 

End of Day 3 - (Rained off yesterday Wed 11th Jan 2006)

Small images can be clicked for enlargement

Decking starts Retaining wall from deck joists built to  stop slippage of soil from steep bank onto deck area

 

 

 

Decking begins...

Decking well underway on this high level raised deck

 

 

 

 

Day 4 - Fri 13th Jan 2006

More or less decked and the staircase constructed

Provision made for the decking staircase to be fixed with stairs along front of deck Deck staircase finished ready for safety balustrade to be fixed.

The uprights for the 'platform' area of deck installed and concreted in to allow the staircase to be built. Size of staircase gives better idea of height of deck!!

 

 

 

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