Decking in Bradford
Perched on the edge of miles and miles of open, natural beauty, and yet an area of intense growth and cosmopolitan charm, Bradford is a city that deserves to be recognised as a fantastic place to live. As a thriving metropolitan city in the foothills of the Pennines, Bradford tips its hat to a rich industrial heritage as a once leading textile manufacturer and builds on a treasury of multi-cultural diversity with theatres, museums and a legacy of film and literature recognition. Furthermore, as the Curry Capital of the UK, Bradford carries a proud and undisputed title.
Combining listed Victorian architecture with modern urban sophistication, Bradford has a wealth of diverse properties within its boundaries. Whether you prefer the open air and stone cottages of Bronte Country around Haworth, the city centre refurbishment of Saltaire or the new housing developments around Apperley Bridge, the full spectrum of properties in terms of affordability, taste and longevity is there for you.
Many people look at adding value to their property through renovations and structural additions such as extensions, conservatories and loft conversions. However, quite apart from being a relatively cheap home improvement option, it is proven by some experts that the best way to earn a return on the cost of home improvements is to install decking. In terms of added value on your house, you can recoup more of the cost of decking as a percentage than of extra bathrooms and other costly projects, and there are several other benefits to installing decking also.
A key feature of many modern homes is the idea of bringing ‘the outside in’ and bi-fold doors opening out onto flat decking are a great way to extend your property’s space in the summer months. Decking provides a safe family area and is ideal for hosting parties and barbecues when the weather allows you to keep the back doors open and extend your house outside.
The garden is often used for storage, and if you don’t have a shed or summer house, decking provides clean, flat surfaces for covering and storing barbecues, chimneas, benches and tables during the winter months, so they don’t have to stand on wet, boggy grass where they can deteriorate.
Decking is also relatively easy to install, and certainly in comparison to a full or part extension, will create a lot less stress. Installing decking has virtually no impact on the internal functioning of the property and can be done in just a few days. It is even possible to do this yourself if you have the inclination.
Certainly, decking has a chic design quality that makes it more popular and contemporary than the traditional concrete patio. The clean, flat lines of decking create a more aesthetic image for the garden and paint and staining options allow you to adapt the colour scheme to suit your garden, or to change the design at a later date if you fancy it. In addition, decking has the environmental benefits of using only natural materials, as opposed to concrete.
A key benefit of decking is that it is a versatile feature and with the diversity of styles and sizes of properties in Bradford, decking is an increasingly popular design element that combines elegance, convenience and affordability to create the ideal home improvement.