Garden decking, Leyland

Work completed August 2019


Acorn Gardening have installed a lovely soft wood decking area for a customer in Leyland near Preston. The decking area extends the current patio and will be perfect for extending the living space outside. We worked around the current features to make sure the finish was perfect. 

Time to complete: 2 day

What we have done

  1. Laid a solid base. The base of garden decking is extremely important. Done wrong it can lead to sinking and unevenness over time. We install concrete plugs into the ground beneath. This gives the decking maximum support whilst ensuring that drainage is maintained. 
  2. Installed the frame. After the foundations are complete the next stage is to build a solid frame which the decking boards can be anchored to. This frame is made from treated construction timber. 
  3. Laying the decking boards. The decking boards need to be cut to the exact size to match the surroundings and the frame. This takes skill and precision. Laying decking boards if often the most time consuming part of the work if they need to be individually shaped. 
Perfectly cut light wood decking corner
Wooden decking area in front of a house in Leyland, Preston
Light wood decking with an old style lamppost in embedded

Garden decking for the whole family

Soft wood garden decking is a cost effective way of extending your patio or living space. It doesn’t last as long as paving or composite decking but it will still last 5 to 10 years before it needs replacing. As most of us like to upgrade from time to time this can be the most cost effective solution. 

Garden decking is only part of what we do

We offer a comprehensive landscape gardening service in Preston and the surrounding areas. Have a look around our site for information, examples, prices and more.