The Mayfield Group’s Top Tips for Deck Design
Published on May 28, 2020
Our Free Decking Design Tool
DeckMe is a free tool for designing decking that you can use to perfectly map out everything you want for your static caravan. To begin your decking design journey, you will first need to provide some relevant information, including the size of your holiday lodge and whether your home has a shaped front at the chassis level.
Once you have created your holiday home, you can use DeckMe to start planning the perfect custom sundeck. The simple drag and drop tool allows you to play around with different deck designs and styles, as well as the options to add lighting, steps, gates and skirting.
Deck Design Tips: Things to Consider when Planning Decking
So, you’ve made the decision to add decking to your home or static caravan, here’s what you need to consider when planning your deck.
Best Materials for Decking
The first thing to consider when designing a deck is what material would you like your decking boards to be made from. We would recommend using uPVC for your decking, uPVC is virtually maintenance-free, resistant to weathering and fading and the most environmentally-friendly option for your decking. For more information, take a look at our latest blog where we outline the benefits of uPVC decking.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Where would you have the best view?
- Where would you have more privacy?
- Where does the sun rise and where does it set?
Remember that we are decking experts and can lay a sundeck on virtually any terrain, from sands to slopes. When you are thinking about the placement of your decking, remember to think about things you may want to avoid, for instance, large trees or bushes which might block out lots of sunlight.
Decking Colour and Style
In our latest blog, we talked about the composite decking colours available with our Hampton Decking. From a traditional Cornish Cream to the modern Kimmeridge Grey, each decking colour available in our palette was chosen for its versatility and style. Make sure the colour you choose for your decking complements your surroundings and gives off the style you want!
Main uses and Accessories
If you’re considering decking, you have probably thought about all the things you could use this new outdoor space for. From family parties and barbeques to unwinding on some comfortable outdoor furniture or in a Hot Tub. Maybe you will have a bit of both? Make sure you leave ample space for whatever you will be getting up to and then consider whether you might benefit from extra lighting in certain areas.
Traffic and Accessibility
One of the deck design tips that is always forgotten, think about the human traffic on your deck. Once you have allocated space for the activities that you will enjoy, be sure to clear pathways between and around the deck. It’s easy to get carried away sometimes with all the possibilities, remember to leave ample room when designing your decking as you will still need to move around on the deck.
Don’t forget to think about access too. Would steps or a slope be more appropriate for your sundeck?
Bespoke Decking Design by The Mayfield Group
The Mayfield Group will guide you through your decking project, taking your initial ideas and helping you with the planning stages right through the completion. Based in Bournemouth, Mayfield supply decking for static caravans, holiday lodges and residential properties around the UK, thanks to our Approved Supplier Network.