Decking out the garden ready for a summertime outdoors


The Great British Summertime is well and truly upon us, and although we can’t always guarantee the good weather, us Brits always make the most of the sunny spells we get during the season. From planting new shrubs and flowers in our gardens, to having an impromptu barbeque on a mild summer evening, it’s fair to say we put plenty of importance on our garden during the warmer months.

In fact, according to recent research, it has been revealed that Brits spend more than 8 hours a month tending to their gardens, with a further 9 and a half taking the time out to relax in their garden*, so maybe this year it’s time to make the most of your outdoor space by creating a stylish, yet functional decking area to create the perfect extension of your home.

You may think that decking areas can look quite dated and old-fashioned, but today there are plenty of different decking options available that can add a modern and luxurious feel to any outdoor space, creating a functional and useable area that can really work as an extension of your current living space.

Having an outdoor area that you can use to entertain visitors in the summer is a very luxurious feature, one that is easy and cost-effective to complete. Not only is it a beneficial feature for guests, but, once the school summer holidays arrive, it will be a perfect addition to the garden for your family, as a decking area can act as a safe and secure space for your children to play freely, offering you the peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are protected in the garden.

Adding a functional decking space can also be a great addition to a garden if you are thinking of selling your property this summer. According to insurance comparison site Go compare, the garden is the 3rd most important part of the home for homeowners to invest in, with 65% of buyers considering it a ‘must-have’ when thinking of making an offer on a house. With the typical house buyer prepared to spend up to an additional £35,000 to secure a home with an outdoor space**, it’s very important to make sure that your garden is a safe and useable space that the whole family can enjoy.

Richard Burbidge offers a wide range of outdoor decking balustrades that can add an interesting finishing touch to a decking area.

If you’re looking for a traditional look to complement your home, Richard Burbidge has a range of classic look balustrade options that are available in a number of different styles including the Traditional Square, Traditional Stop Chamfered style and the Classic Metal Baluster system which can add a unique and smart look to any garden space. All the traditional decking options are made from softwood spindles and mix both traditional quality with a stylish, more modern look to finish of the look of your garden perfectly.

If instead you were looking to create a more contemporary look, there are also plenty of other options that could really help to make a statement. The FUSION glass panel system adds an element of modernity to your garden, creating a wow factor for any visitors.

For more information, please visit or call 01691 678300 to speak to a member of the team.


*B&Q 2017

**Colourfence 2017


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