One of the main considerations
in building a backyard deck is that it needs to be integrated with the rest of the house and the surrounding landscape, otherwise it will stick out like the proverbial sore thumb. So building a custom deck can
often be a bit of a worry as you don't really know what it will look like until it's finished.
And that's one of the features which makes our interlocking
decking tiles such an attractive alternative. You can
extend your deck in any direction you like, as far as you
like and any time you like. And if it doesn't quite
suit the area you had in mind, just take it up and lay it
down elsewhere. And if you need to fit around posts or
poles, you can easily cut the tiles with a jigsaw or
There's just a few points to keep in mind. Firstly, if
you're planning on laying the tiles directly on bare ground, you need
to make sure the surface is even (not bumpy) and well compacted.
If they are not being laid over an existing concrete slab or
some other hard surface, the tiles should ideally be laid on a layer of well compacted gravel. And
if you're laying them directly on the ground, you'll also need to
scrape off any grass or vegetation and place a weed control mat under the tiles first.