Epic Decking in Paignton, Devon

Garden Plant Design showcase a project from April ’15. The initial contact with our clients was for a few more ideas for their large rear garden decking in Paignton.

Location: Duchy Gardens, Paignton, Devon
Brief:

  • Design and build a timber decking to stretch the full width of the garden.
  • Top shape a walkway so that is blends with lawn.
  • 7m x 5m ‘pier’ platform to be placed in the middle.
  • BBQ area to one side.
  • To Sculpt area below decking for future project.

Project Timescale: 3 weeks
Key Features:

  • Taking full advantage of Valley views.
  • Large functional and social space.
  • Natural unstained decking boards.

View from the house of the garden space before our epic decking in Paignton

Week 1: A stunning view on a stunning day out over Scadson Woods.

 

Side view of the garden space before our epic decking in Paignton

 

Side view of the garden space as we start to mark out the epic decking in Paignton

Marking out the area was proving rather tricky so we decided to clear and level an area to start.

Pathway cut into the bank and the posts and joists are going in on the epic decking in Paignton

Datum points were taken across the garden to find a level that suited both sides. The curve was purposely not parallel to give the effect from the house that the decking seamlessly moulded into the lawn. The posts along the curved pathway were concreted in deeper than usual to act as an anchor for the main structure.

Main pier section installed and marking out for joists on the epic decking in Paignton

In go the massive 3.6m long 150mm x 150mm (6×6) posts – notched, 6m long 200mm x 50mm (8×2) beams and the 6m long 150mm x 50mm (6×2) joists with a 700mm cantilever over hang.

The main structure is nearly complete apart from a few noggins and braces on the epic decking in Paignton.

Week 2: The main structure is nearly complete. Just a few noggins and braces to fit.

Main handrail posts and lighting posts installed on the epic decking in Paignton

Extended posts for future light fittings and making sure every bolt, screw, brace and nail are exactly where they are supposed to be!

Deck boards installed on the epic decking in Paignton

Week 3: All systems are GO and all that hard work gets covered up by nearly 80sqm of deck boards.

Hand rails installed on the epic decking in Paignton

All finished with Hand rails and 900mm spindles strategically spaced to less than a Pug’s head apart!

Soil area weeded and levelled below the epic decking in Paignton

Operation TIDY UP! Soil spread evenly and parts of the old tree stumps placed as features. Then partly reclaimed an old pathway and lined it with natural stone.

Finish image of our epic decking in Paignton

We also took a Time-Lapse video of this project which you can see here on one of our blog posts. This also includes a few unseen photos.

 

Garden Plant Design (SW) Ltd providing Garden Decking Services in Torbay, Exeter and throughout Devon and the South West.
Please contact us for further information to discuss your Garden Decking Services requirements.

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