Ugly House to Lovely House
On this episode of Ugly house to lovely house, Channel 4 George Clarke wanted to get the most out of this awkward garden. With Karl’s knowledge and experience, it was a no brainer to get him involved in this exciting project.
The Decking Design
The initial decking concept was to have several areas in one space. However, once the decking plan was laid out it was soon realised that the client wanted more. A BBQ area being most important as well as a lounge area and an area to dine outside.
The plan was to take this redesign and add it to the lower level and extend this, creating a formal dining space. The upper terrace needed changing too. The angles allowed for a transition across the terrace without having to step down and back up again. Karl knew this would make the most of the awkward levels and sunlight coming into the garden.
Decking Material and Colour palette
When designing any structure, it is vital to consider longevity. How long will this deck last and does it need maintaining?
Karl made it clear from the outset that Accoya® decking would be the best option considering the circumstances. With that in mind, Accoya® timber has a 50-year warranty against rot outside (above the ground). It also has fantastic stability meaning the detailed angles would stay perfect for years to come.
James Latham is the UK distributor for Accoya® wood and very kindly donated this to the show. Thank You Lathams!
The real showstopper here? Accoya® decking. It really needed careful consideration when choosing the right colour. Karl went straight to Owatrol as they have a broad selection of warranted decking paint… 15-year warranty to be precise. Amongst the range, there are plenty of greys to choose from too. Karl decided on a light grey to keep the space open and contemporary. Owatrol were kind enough to donate all the decking paint we needed. A big thank you to Owatrol!
This project was completed in 2017 and photographed in 2017.
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