Building Raised Balau Decking

Team Jerry have been working on this terraced garden in Redland for the past few weeks and now it’s really beginning to take shape. As the only access is through the house it’s been hard work bringing in materials and taking out the waste.

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A nice neighbour thankfully allowed the team to take a heavy metal girder (red, above) down their alley and it was passed over the gardens into this one. This has been placed on top of the concrete block columns to act as the support for the new decking.

The limestone paving below is looking good and the two raised borders will be filled with soil next week. A water feature is also to be constructed around the black bamboo at the bottom of the garden.

Native to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, smooth faced hard wood decking, Balau’s important highlight is its durability. It is far stronger and more durable than other hard woods. It has a great natural resistance to decay, rot and insects. The colour of this wood is warm and beautiful and will be a good contrast with the pale paving.

Whilst the decking and staircase is being constructed it’s a drop down to the rest of the garden, so for the time being it’s up and down the ladder! The decked steps up to the front door are already looking good.

We’ve paved underneath the decking, which then runs down to the lower paved area, steps and borders. The weather has been warming up lately, with great views across Bristol from the decking. It’s going to be amazing when this garden is finished in the next week or so. If you’d like to see how this project started out, have a look here.

Come back next time and see this garden completed…

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