Project completion - Woodstock May 2024

Millboard Coppered Oak & Antique decking.

Millboard composite decking
Enhanced Grain Decking & Cladding
Coppered Oak & Antique Oak
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About the project

We were asked by our clients to remove the old timber decking from the back of thier house. The old design was elevated from the garden with 2 sets of narrow steps onto the lawn, this created a deck which completely separated itself and the house from the garden.

Our design concept was to re-integrate the garden via the deck into the home and create a much better flow. We achieved this by creating 1.8m wide steps flowing from in-front of the patio doors to the garden. Also by removing the 2 steps and replacing with 1 there is now a larger useable area for seating and socialising, all this without increasing the footprint of the deck.

CAD designs & client consultation

Throughout the design process we provide CAD illustrations to demonstrate layout and design options. This helps the client visualise the space we will create.

Below shows the before plan along with some options and the final design.

Framing & Foundations

The framing on this project was installed around 1.1m above the garden and also just above the old patio.

HDPE recycled plastic framing was used which was constructed using Carpenters Mate Framing Screws. The frame was then fixed to timber posts where the frame was 1.1m above ground and fixed to HDPE posts where the framing was situated above the old paving.

As always our timber posts didn’t come into contact with the ground as they are fixed onto a raised concrete forms using  galvanised shoes.

Decking board choice and colours

Coppered Oak & Antique Oak was chosen from the Millboard Enhanced Grain Range.


With the design of this deck Coppered Oak was chosen as the main colour using both widths of boards available (126mm & 176mm). As with all of the enhanced grain range from Millboard, every board is moulded from real oak, which gives a real natural appearance to the deck boards.

A second colour was introduced to the outside edges of the deck which was Antique Oak as Bullnose for the perimeter of the deck, the step treads and also as the under deck cladding using Broad & Batten cladding.

Still in the brown colour spectrum. However, with it being darker it works fantastically as a complimentary colour.

We also got to introduce a subtle, but effective design with the main area have a random pattern of the 2 widths of decking boards.