Using Composite Decking to Create Benches, Planters and Gates
Created at: Nov 02, 2018
Last updated: Mar 11, 2019
Following from our article on how to design your decking, we're focusing upon the versatility of the Hyperion composite products. When people think of composite decking it's balconies, terraces or garden decks. Instead, we're looking to show you the other ways that the double sided Hyperion has been used by our customers.
Being double sided, Hyperion Decking is perfectly placed for anything that needs to be viewed from both sides. See the Stone Pioneer range being used on this gate by a customer in his home. The steel supports were installed to allow a lattice of decking with expertly mitred corner. As the material never requires treating or maintenance over it's life this creates the perfect low maintenance gate that will look great for decades to come.
Composite Bin Stores
Being easy to clean is an important requirement for bin stores. This example of a storage area is actually made using the 2.2m Stone Pioneer fascia boards. They have the same properties as the decking, but are lighter and thinner, allowing an elegant bin store to be made that will have a fraction of the maintenance time and cost than timber.
The entrance gate to the bin store is also made from the fascia boards.
There are a number of ways of using composite decking as a bench. The bench below is made from Hyperion Pioneer decking in the Silver Birch colour and is finished using the corner nosing trim. This example is on floating supports on their rooftop terrace, another popular bench option has full boxed sides and can also be used as external storage.
The space under a raised deck can be the perfect space for outside garden storage. Here the Hyperion Pioneer Oak decking is used on a raised deck, with ample space created for storage.
Another method is a stand alone cupboard, this example is from made using White Ash fascia boards.
In a garden setting a deck is often surrounded by plants and flowers to help you blend in with nature. A raised bed, or planter is surprisingly easy to make and work best in the colour of the deck itself. In both the examples below the decking boards are used to makeup the planter walls and finished on the top edge with the corner nosing trims. Dependent on the size of your planters the top edge can either be finished with a fascia board, or using either half or a full decking board.