Not only does timber decking look good, it’s also incredibly strong and resistant when it comes to dealing with all kinds of weather, from glaring sun to excessive rain. That’s one of the reasons decking in Perth is becoming more and more popular, as we need décor that can endure both long, dry summers and wet winters.
Moreover, timber is one of the most versatile materials in the construction world – it can enhance a diverse range of architectural styles, and is flexible in its potential applications.
Enjoy the Outdoors more Often
Living in Perth’s warm climate, it doesn’t make much sense to spend too much time cooped up indoors. Why be stuck inside, when you could be enjoying the sunshine, warm air and gentle sea breezes outside? More and more homeowners are looking for ways to improve their property’s capacity for outdoor activities, and decking Perth is becoming increasingly common.
Versatility of Form and Function
First, timber can be used in so many different ways – both internally and externally. You’ve probably noticed that patios is a pretty widespread function of timber in Perth. A patio is a smart addition to a home, because it provides an extension of space, and isn’t too complex or difficult to achieve. Alfresco dining suddenly becomes much easier and more appealing, especially as the kitchen and facilities are close-at-hand.
Improving your Pool
Lately, the DIY Perth craze has also extended to adding timber decking to other outdoor places and spaces. Pools, for example, can benefit, as wood tends to absorb water rapidly, which means that it isn’t too slippery, unlike other commonly used materials. Plus, the addition of moisture only serves to enhance the natural appearance of timber decking, so it’s a sensible choice aesthetically.
Sheds, Walkways and Caravans
Other common applications for timber decking in Perth include adding extra outdoor work space to sheds or garages; creating wooden walkways, which blend seamlessly with gardens and landscaping features; and building attractive entrances for caravans or granny flats.
Adding furniture to timber decking can be a lot of fun. It is important to ensure that any furniture you choose blends well with the ‘look’ and colours you have chosen. However, one of the enticing aspects of timber decking in Perth is that it fits well with a wide range of materials, colours, styles and designs. Hence, you can use your creative powers to introduce a personal touch without losing a sense of harmony and coherence.
Easy to Build and Maintain
Finally, many DIY Perth fanatics are opting for timber decking because it’s easy to construct and maintain. This is particularly pertinent in Perth where, as mentioned, the climate demands the use of hardy, weather-resistant outdoor materials.
Besides, who wants the stress and hassle of having to check, restore and work on their outdoor décor every second day? For decking Perth provides an opportunity to make life relaxing, and enjoying the satisfaction of the DIY process.
Joanne Lemke is a final year creative writing student at UOW, who is looking to break into the corporate copywriting space once she graduates and hopefully go on to eventually some day write a book around her other passions, namely beauty, cooking and travel.