Decking and Patios

Cosmetic Gardening and Construction - Creating Beautiful Gardens

Large areas of paving or decking are visually dominant features in your garden and require considerable thought. For the best effects ensure that you select your chosen garden style, complement the existing colours and textures in order to fit into and lead your eye around the garden.

Both Patios and Decks have the benefits and downsides here are a few you may want to consider:


  • Easy maintenance (if you’ve chosen a good quality paving).
  • Wide variety of colours, shapes and textures.
  • Paving looks good with a larger selection of property styles.
  • Longevity (if you’ve chosen a good quality paving).
  • More intensive construction required underneath a patio, especially in areas with a lot of ground movement where reinforcement is needed.
  • Environmental impact of using concrete.
  • Cost.


  • Quicker, easier construction, especially if raised above ground level.
  • Natural looking material.
  • Slightly cheaper depending on wood used.
  • Composite materials, more sympathetic to the Scottish weather, can be used too.
  • Maintenance (requires regular treatment if you want to keep its natural or stained colour).
  • Longevity (more of an issue with untreated softwood decking)
  • Wooden decking can be very slippery in winter.

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