Project Description

This structural raised deck replaced a crumbling patio, the main retaining walls were collapsing. Most of the garden due to the steep terrain was dangerous and unusable.

The existing structures were demolished with 80+ tonnes of rubble excavated by hand up the steep slope (this wasn’t the fun bit)! The new large deck frame base was installed with above-ground metal supports to prevent the base joist rotting, and longevity. Two deck sub-frames were constructed to increase the strength and rigidity of the structure. The steps were designed and constructed incorporating four turns from top to bottom due to the steep terrain. The deck voids were cladded with featheredge (close board) to conceal the spaces for a neat finish. The job included installation of two blockwork retaining walls. One at the bottom of the garden, finished in featheredge to match deck, and one at the end of the garden. Installation of a new fence around two sides of the garden to completed the job.

Overall it was a technical challenge but a great project and resulted in a happy family who could finally enjoy their new garden with enviable far reaching views.