Timber Decking Design and construction, Wales, UK

Garden Carpentry are out door carpentry specialists. Our main area of work is in designing and constructing Timber decks, that create unique and practical outdoor living spaces and enhance your property. These include balconies, bridges and domestic decking. Caravan decking, and fencing work. We also design and build sheds, garden buildings and most garden based wooden products

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Creating unique outdoor spaces - Turning a bathroom into a sun terrace

We love a challenge here at Garden Carpentry, and this job certainly created one! 
As with many old welsh cottage, the original toilet block for this cottage was located outside of the property at the bottom of the garden. This one just happened to be raised eight foot above ground level! with the property having been modernised previously this small but useful space, (12x8 foot) had been forgotten and become over grown. 

Our brief was to create a sun terrace type garden in what was the toilet block! 

We started by removing the outer wall.

stone wall

A window was replaced by a door by a local double glassing company, allowing external access. This left a gap of around 5 foot between the door and the old bathroom area.

new door

Here the initial view looking out of the house can be seen, staring at an old wall and our ladder highlighting the gap between the property and the previously hidden space.

Beneath you can see the access onto the new timber decking area.
sun terrace ynyslas - decking

The final result was a 16x8 foot decking area with integrated bench and a combination of fence and railing to ensure privacy for both the deck owner and the neighbours. 

Decking sun terrace Borth

Heres' a before and after looking back at the property 

Timber decking with fence Aberdyfi

... and looking in the opposite direction at the old toilet bowls and now the useful decking area. 

 To add some scale to the job, here's the view looking up at the decking from the alley below.

Before and after decking photo

Have you got an area of your garden or house you'd like to improve? Call us to arrange a free site visit and quote on 07739031593

What are you Garden plans for 2017

Happy New year! So what have you got planned for your garden, home, or caravan this year?

We often find that the majority of people we speak too, don't really think about their gardens until the first warm sunny weekend of the year, generally sometime in April or May. We then get a rush of enquiries all carrying the theme of "When could you start our decking." Our answer to this question is usually "In a couple of months"
There are those of course that get us in nice and early, get the new decking built over winter and then enjoy it as soon as the sun comes out! This year we have a great selection of decking installations planned for the new few months, including first floor balconies, caravan decks, some glamping pods and a larch 'herring bone style' deck. If you have an idea you'd like to explore, or you'd like us to design a deck for you, give us a call on 07739031593 or drop us an email, (details available on our home page.)

In the mean time, here's a few jobs from the last couple of months.

Excuse the off cuts in this photo, I needed to rush to get a photo before the sun set! This is out first timber deck on Llawr Betws Caravan park near Corwen and Bala. This great size deck gets sun from dawn till dusk, to allow the owners to follow the sun throughout the day. It also gives their pet dog a great area to wander without a lead.

timber deck aeriel photo

Although not all visible, this large and high level 'L shape' deck has created a huge living space over otherwise hard to use sloping ground. Yet another case of offcuts or in this case old staircase not cleared due to wanting a photo before it got dark, roll on summer evenings!)
This deck is also acting as a base for a conservatory, to be fitted soon.

timber deck balcony

Decks are all about creating great useable spaces to enjoy outdoor living and of course ideally getting that view! Ok - so its a misty day in the mountains here at Bryn Uchel caravan park but these raised decks let you see over the tops of your neighbours caravans letting you enjoy the view down the valley. A staircase at the back of the caravan allows easy access up and down. Especially handy after relaxing on your decking with a beer or wine!
mid wales timber decking