I am SO excited to finally reveal on the blog my brand new decking area, made from Trex Transcend Composite Decking and Trex Signature Railings. If you’ve been following our garden overhaul progress you will have seen why I had given up on our traditional timber deck, as well as a progress report of the build. This post is all about how the finished decking area now looks and how I have styled it so it is perfect for alfresco dinners and summer parties. So, without further delay, here are all the final photos of my finished raised decking area in my garden. As you can imagine, I am delighted with how it has turned out!
The UK summer heatwave that we have been having couldn’t have come at a better time as we have been living out on the deck now since it has been built. I’ve styled the deck with a central dining table and parasol so we can eat out here. The benches are the same garden benches that I made a couple of years ago. One of the great things about Trex Transcend deck boards is that are smooth and do not splinter, so I have no concerns with my 4 year old playing on the deck while the adults sit at the table.
In the evening I love to come out here and sit in deck chair in the corner, grab a drink from my gin trolley and just relax under the festoons while the sun sets. The gorgeous beech and ash gin trolley is by LSA International as part of their Mixologist collection. The glassware and accessories on the trolley are also all by LSA International. I purchased the deck chair online from Crocus. The cushion in the picnic basket is a new design by The Curious Department.
The deck structure is raised off the ground and looks over the whole garden. The Greenkeeper who built the deck did an amazing job and I am delighted at how the deck looks from all angles of the garden.
In the morning I just clean the deck with a garden hose. When I cleaned our old timber deck half the rotten wood and the deck stain came off with the water. With the Trex Transcend deck dirt lifts off easily.
I added two large planters that I bought at my local garden centre and filled them with pretty English country garden flowers. In the corner a large tree fern adds some greenery, which pops against the warm auburn colour of the Lava Rock colourway of the deck boards.
So what do you think to my new decking area? I love it and I know that it will stay looking like this without any annual maintenance. Next year as soon as the weather turns warmer I can just come out here without spending weeks prepping and staining it first.
* This post is a collaboration with Trex who supplied all materials and labour in exchange for promotional activity. Please note that LSA International gifted me some items to style the new deck with. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I would like to say a huge thank you to Trex, Arbordeck and The Greenkeeper for working with me on this project and providing us with such an amazing space that the whole family has been enjoying.