Over the last several years, we have seen a range of different, eye-catching deck designs created using our collection of composite deck boards. From small decks to large decks and everything in between, we’ve seen it all. But the stand out design that has gained more and more popularity is the raised deck.

Bringing a multidimensional look to any property, this is definitely the design to choose if you want your home to stand out from the crowd. But what design do you choose? What options are out there? Find out here with our raised deck ideas.


Raised Deck Frames

Similar to a house, the foundation of your deck will determine the rest of your deck design decisions. While it may seem like a simple choice, there are in fact a number of options that will impact both the look and feel of your finished deck. You will want to go for designs that will fit well with the overall design of your home, including your deck’s shape and its supports.

When it comes to your deck’s frame, there are two popular choices to choose from; either a rectangular frame or a circular one. A rectangular frame is a traditional design for most raised decks as it provides the most flexibility when it comes to style. As a result of its common shape, it can take on whatever look you choose for your materials and furnishings. A circular frame, however, offers a more unique deck design, With a more compact look, these frames are great for homes that have smaller gardens and outdoor areas and are trying to bring a more contemporary look and feel.

Outdoor Raised Deck Ideas


Raised Deck Stairs

One of the major benefits of having a raised deck is the ability to open the space below. Many homeowners choose to finish their underdeck space with a new patio to create additional outdoor entertainment area. No matter how you choose to use the space, connecting your raised deck with the rest of your garden using a set of matching stairs creates a homogenous and effective design.

Typically, there are two designs to choose from for your deck stairs; a traditional look or a spiral look. The traditional stair design is a huge compliment to classically-designed homes that consist of exposed wooden elements and clean, straight lines. Whereas the spiral stair design is a great choice for those looking to create a modern-styled garden. The main benefit of choosing a spiral stair design over a traditional design is the smaller footprint that it uses, making it the ideal choice for smaller-sized outdoor areas. The mesmerising look also creates a beautiful centrepiece that can be built around.

Raised Deck Stairs


Raised Deck Handrails and Balustrades

Another important thing to think about when adding a raised deck to your property is the safety element that you’d like to implement. This is a vital and necessary component of your raised deck as it will be, of course, raised above the ground and you’ll need sufficient measures in place to ensure any guests, family members, friends and yourself are protected when on the deck. The great thing about this, however, is that you have a choice of products to choose from, all of which offer their own unique style. Perfect for a variety of outdoor designs!

This first option at your disposal is a glass balustrade system. This is a glass panel system that covers the entire outer edge of your raised deck, providing a clear, classy element of safety. The wonderful thing about these systems is that you have several design options to choose from. Pick one with a handrail, without a handrail, a frameless or cable system. All of which adds a finishing touch to your garden that completes the look of your raised deck.

A second option that you can choose is a composite rail, the perfect way to complement a composite deck! Available from chosen suppliers in a variety of colours and materials, composite rails offer homeowners a sturdy yet stylish dimension to their garden.  

Raised Deck Balustrade


And there you have it - raised deck ideas to inspire your next outdoor deck design. If you're planning on using composite decking for your raised deck, be sure to order your FREE deck samples from DeckPlus. For more information on our collection of deck boards, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our team today. Alternatively, if you're ready to get started on your raised deck project right away, browse our composite decking & place your order through our website!

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Composite decking has seen a surge of unwavering popularity over the last two decades, gracing many gardens across the UK and beyond – and with good reason.

Aesthetically stylish, reassuringly durable and consistently impressive, composite decking never fails to leave a lasting impression on homeowners and on-lookers alike.

That being said, the decking world isn’t immune to fashion trends; what’s in vogue in outdoor design can have a strong influence on the direction of industry as a whole.

To help you stay ahead of the curve in terms of keeping your garden up to date with contemporary design, we’ve outlined a few of the biggest things to expect from deck trends in 2020.


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Decking Trends for 2020

With the momentum of composite decking showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, anyone looking to invest in composite decking for their home won’t be left with buyer’s remorse.

However, if you’re looking to keep your decking area in vogue and looking as stylish as possible, there are a few fashionable decking trends 2020 has in store that you may want to keep in mind…


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Natural Wood

Contemporary colours have ruled the roost in the decking world over the last several years, with cool greys and dark stormy colours a common sight.

However, it appears that the cyclical nature of the outdoor design will see natural wood colours make a welcome comeback as what’s old becomes new once again.

Ranging from the classic appeal of dark teak and walnut decking to the lighter appeal of cedar and tigerwood shades, the organic appeal of authentic wood is simply timeless.


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Decking Lights

An influential factor in interior and exterior design alike, effective lighting has the ability to make a good deck great and a great deck simply outstanding.

For the ultimate in seamless uplighting, the illuminating qualities of our built-in deck lights provide fashion and function with its stylish radiance.

Blending practicality with performance, these lights sit within the boards themselves to provide a level finish that’s tidy, clean and clutter-free.


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Designer Flair

While a typical linear decking design will never fail to get the job done, 2020 looks set to see a rise in creativity when it comes to configuration and deck design.

Where standard striped decking may have been a foregone conclusion in the past, expect to see an increase in more artistic methods, such as diamond inserts and picture framing.

You could even mix and match with a multidirectional patchwork design or incorporate opposing directions with a dividing board in the centre. The possibilities are endless!


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Cable Railing

Glass balustrades have been hogging all the attention in the last couple of years due to their unique blend of style and transparency; however, they also require continued maintenance to stay clean.

Conversely, cable railings offer all the benefits of balustrades with minimal upkeep, making them a popular choice for those looking to create a stylish decking border that also includes uncompromised visual freedom.

For raised decking areas and decked out balconies, a protective border is a must-have purchase and they don’t come any better than the low-maintenance, high-visibility of cable railing.


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Finally, a garden trend that looks set to carry through from 2019 is the unique all-in-one tactic of garden zoning.

Essentially creating a “best of both worlds” scenario, zoning is – as the name suggest – the process of splitting your garden into distinct sections or zones.

This not only allows you to designate specific areas to a particular purpose or activity, it also allows you to incorporate multiple materials should you wish to mix-up your flooring design.


Deck Into 2020

With many of our composite decking ranges offering a hefty 30-year guarantee (like our EasyClean Legacy, EasyClean Tropical and Reliaboard ranges), decking out your outside space is an investment that could quite literally last a generation!

As such, you’re going to want to get it right the first time. Luckily, with the top-quality decking available at DeckPlus, our products never fail to impress and opting for a deck from us will set you on the right path to a designer deck that looks great in 2020 and beyond.


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