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Patio vs Decking

Looking to upgrade your outdoor living space? You’re probably wondering which one is best for you - Patio or Decking? Both offer a usable area to spend time with friends, family or relax in the sunshine. The possibilities for entertaining and socialising are limitless. In Summer a patio or decking can provide a luxurious extension to use however you wish. The right option for you will depend on your budget, taste and space. In this article we will be discussing the pros and cons of both choices. So you can find your dream material to match your budget.



What is the difference between Patio and Decking?


How do you know whether a Patio or Decking is the right choice for your? Whether it is spring, summer, autumn or winter, you want to be able to enjoy your outdoor living space. A patio is great for recreation and creating a unique area for dining, whereas a decking is best for entertaining as well as Garden Furniture suites.


Patio is a Spanish word for courtyard of a house or building. To create an outdoor dining space you’ll love, a Patio is a great option. They provide a useful outdoor surface, usually adjoined or partially enclosed by the house, with the opportunity to personalise however you wish. No matter if you want a curved or straight design, patios can be customised so they can fit with your home, budget and style.


All Patios are typically made of one of six basic materials, which is concrete. This material is versatile, adaptable and is easy to maintain. A Patio can enhance your garden and property’s appeal, as well as offer a wonderful spot to relax in the summer. They’re a fantastic way to add interest to your garden, as well as extending your living space to socialise with family and friends. What’s more, patios can now achieve any garden situation, with new multi-level systems possible to build.


Decking is a great addition when it comes to designing a unique outdoor space for your home. It creates an attractive spot in the garden to use for any purpose. Even better, decking is super quick and easy to construct, so you will have your garden summer ready in no time! They are usually made from wood or a composite wood material, so they can be built to any bespoke design. The structure is built above ground level, no matter what type of land your property is situated on.


If you’re looking to have decking installed, it can increase your home’s value. This is because a potential buyer is more likely going to settle for a property, if they know there is usable outdoor space. Another advantage is that decking can be customised, so you can paint it to whichever colour to match the exterior of your home.




How much does Patio and Decking cost?


It is good to know that Patio and Decking are both affordable home investments. You’ll find that Patios are usually less expensive than decks, with concrete being by far the cheapest design. The average cost of concrete is £5 per square foot. On the other hand Decking generally costs more, although it does depend on the material chosen. The average cost of a high quality decking material is £30 per square foot.


What Landscaping can Allscapes Ltd offer?


Allscapes offer both domestic and commercial landscaping work in Clacton Essex and surrounding areas. Our professionals provide specialist landscape designs and gardening services for Tendring District Council, with 100% dedication to achieve the look you desire.


If you’re interested in upgrading your landscape design, give our experts a Call today 01255 751787 or Email us info@allscapesfencing.co.uk for a Free Quotation!




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