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


Monday, 11 November 2019

Caravan Decking

As per most years its been a busy year on Caravan decking, heres a selection of caravan decking jobs we've built over this years season.

composite caravan decking

Here's a caravan deck finished with Composite deck boards, stainless steel posts and 10mm toughened glass panels. Tiber surround was painted grey to match later on. Location Bryn Uchel Caravan park Machynlleth

raised decking Aberdovey

Raised decking near Aberdovey at Penmaenbach caravan park

decking Aberdyfi

Low level decking Aberdyfi 

Decking Penmaen bach

Caravan decking finished with 4x1 sawn treated timbers

Caravan decking Borth

Another high level decking, this time on Y Fron Holiday park Borth 










Thursday, 31 October 2019

Herring-bone decking design

Here's another deck we recently worked on, a really cracking useable area Im sure you'll agree. We wanted to break up the single level area so used a herring bone style design when laying the deck boards. 



Decking design UK

Herring bone deck design

Garden deck design wales






Before and after sloping garden deck



Here's a before and after photo of a recent design and build we did near Aberystwyth. This steep sloping garden was totally useable space as can be seen. 


It's now a 7x5 Meter very useable outdoor space. We are happy to consider work all over the UK, so please drop us a line if you have a garden project you'd like us to quote on. You can email us on gcdecks@gmail.com  

Lots more photos of sloping gardens including access builds like this decking staircase here.






Sloping garden deckSloping garden deck


Wednesday, 25 September 2019

More high level decks and sloping gardens

We've had some great customers to work with recently, again! It's great being able to design projects with customers that have a real vision for what they want; and we love making the idea a reality.

First up, heres some aerial photos of the high level deck with built on an old railway embankment over summer

High level decking
 High level timber deck with Glass Panels on front elevation


Sloping garden decking wales

5 Meter high front legs cut in Local Douglas fir levelled off this sloping garden with ease! 


We call this a Garden Extension. This deck gave these home owners an extra 55 square meters of Garden Living Space

If you have a sloping garden you'd like turning into living space, please drop us a line for a free quote. You may be surprised at how affordable it is, (we actually prefer building high level decks to ground level ones)



Thursday, 18 July 2019

sleepers, multi level decks and BIG planters!

Here's a garden re-design project we just finished. Built over a heat-wave this deck really had us feeling tropical!


We had a big area to work with here and wanted to break it up but still keep things functional. The owners are very keen gardeners and also wanted separated areas and room to plant some already well established large plants. Heres what we did!

Multi level decking

Retaining wall built in random height reclaimed railway sleepers. Diagonally laid decking and to the left a slatted top for a pond filter unit

decking steps and staircase

Multiple deck levels! 

decking and planters

Well be returning soon to take photos of this planter with its new plants

Garden Design wales

Were loving this new look garden, made even better by blue skys and a summer heat wave, ideal for enjoying a new deck



Hope you like this project, well be adding a whole selection of new decking photos soon

stair cases and summer

I'll keep this short and sweet. Loads of decks being built, large small, roof top decks, big garden decks, sloping decks, etc etc blah blah blah, here a few photos


Here's a roof deck deck we built in Aberystwyth. The garden in this propery wasnt large but adding a roof top deck and making the staircase as compact as possible whilst still keeping the steps easy to use has created a great outdoor living space. A challenging but rewarding design and build for us!


Decking staircase

Decking stair case with multiple landings 

Roof top decking

Roof top decking pano!


privacy fencing

Combined balustrades and privacy railing 

Building the deck

What can I say! If Id known Keith Morris was taking a pic I'd have turned around for him to get my good side! 





Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Spring decking catch up

Hi all. Another crazy busy spring. In fact one of our busiest ever. At one point we had a 4 month waiting list but are back down to a couple of months now!

Here's a few recent pics, lots of drone photos to follow soon when it dries up!

Hope you like...


Hows this for a painted shed! after custom building a shed for one of our customers the talented Dean at Marvellous murals did this custom paint job on the side!

Painted shed


Our truck continues to earn its money. These 5 x 4.8 meter long Douglas-fir 150x150mm posts weighed in at around 500KG!!!
More photos to follow on this large sloping deck project soon! If you have a sloping garden and want to add a deck do drop us a line

Douglas fir posts


This replacement balcony really finishes off this house in the woods

decking wales Aberystwyth



Please dont hesitate to contact us for a quote. Were now taking bookings for Autumn 2019 onwards and can probably fit some smaller jobs in over the summer if you dont hang around, thanks for looking at our timber decking ideas gallery.



Thursday, 4 April 2019

Spring decking update


Hi and thanks for taking a look. Since my last upload, about eight weeks we literally havn't stopped working, in what must be our busiest starts to Spring ever, in nearly 20 years of building decks. THANKS TO ALL OUR GREAT CUSTOMERS! 

Here's a selection of what we've been doing in that time. Lots more ongoing jobs to post pictures of soon and do follow our facebook page for regular updates here GC DECKING ON FACEBOOK


Finished railing detail on a recent caravan deck. All timber is smooth finish and treated. Square balustrade rails and boxed off caravan underneath

Timber decking railscaravan decking Wales





Here's a custom spec shed we built. 16x8 foot with double lined, 200mm / 8" thick walls. This is a serious shed that could later be converted into an anex of the property, office etc.

custom built shed



Composite decking with stainless steel posts and 10mm toughened glass panels.

glass panel and steel post decking

here's a garden slope conversion we did in Aberystwyth. The land was unusable previously and now it has this great 9x3 meter decking which nearly doubles the size of the garden.

garden slope decking Aberystwyth


Deck boards laid diagonally and rails incorporating feather edge planks to help with privacy and help block wind

diagonally laid decking


A different angle of the composite, steel and glass decking. The deck boards used for boxing off will be painted a matching grey to match the comp boards.


composite decking Aberystwyth


Thanks for taking a look. If you'd like a free quote please drop us a line. Were very busy and spaces for decks in summer 2019 are running out fast!


Thursday, 24 January 2019

Gripsure Non-slip decking staircase

We've built a few sets of stair and ramps using the Gripsure Non slip deck boards now and they really do what the name says!

One of our customers on this job had taken a nasty fall down the existing staircase due to slippy treads, (caused by the North facing sheltered garden) and so asked us to redesign their garden access for them.

As well as using the non slip deck boards we re-designed the staircase and added a landing at the half way point to allow some 'down' time on the way down.

Here's some before and after photos...


                                                BEFORE! functional but had seen better days


 AFTER - The new dog legged stair case provides a much safer way to access the rear of the property



                               The Gripsure deck boards ensure a year round non slip surface

                  The steps are a generous 11" wide and have 6" drops making very easy walking

Our Gripsure deckboards are supplied by our local Travis Perkins branch, for more info follow the link.

If you have a timber stair case you'd like designing and quoting please drop us a line or call us on 07739031593

This commission is also featured on the Gripsure decking website