In the battle between hardwood decking and new composite materials, it looks like the scales have begin to finally tip in the favor of WPC (wood plastic composites). This new modern decking design in Bangkok, designed and built by Thai Garden Design, is a sound example.
The previous hardwood decking had lasted a number of years, but the foundation and top boards were gone. A few boards were still salvageable, but when a hardwood deck gets to this stage, it’s best to re-think the garden design.
The Thai Garden Design team salvaged and reworked the best boards (example of the cool privacy screen we made below) but the decision was made that, in the interests of longevity, a WPC decking would be built to replace.
After the old foundation was removed, a galvanized steel skeleton frame was constructed, including the raised planters and bench areas on the far side. Thick concrete footings were made to hold the structure firmly in place.
Within the design, the team built 3 long raised planters, lined with geotextile and built as an integral part of the decking.
Bench areas, a large circular sofa, and a raised table for BBQing was also included. Steps into the house, and leading down into the entrance garden were installed, nice and wide, for easy access.
This hip modern decking design in Bangkok has totally transformed the space, making it attractive, usable for the home, and a nice place to spend evenings in the twilight of the city.
And what happened to the old deck? Well the best parts were re-used to make this cool privacy screening, a new lease of life and a good use of the old wood. For modern tropical landscaped gardens, contact Thai Garden Design for a chat about your ideas!