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    Overhaul your outdoor living area by building a deck

    Published on 25 January 2019, Friday, 6:11 AM

    If you are already thinking about summer's hot days and balmy evenings, you may want to consider renovating your outdoor living area before next winter rolls around.

    Summer is the perfect time for family barbecues and outdoor dinner parties, and there's no better place for them than the comfort of your own home.

    However, if you think your outdoor living area could do with a revamp, you may want to embark on a garden DIY project and build your own deck.

    A timber deck is a great way to inject value into your property and also create a relaxing social atmosphere that family and friends can enjoy.

    This DIY project is both easy and affordable - all you need is some know-how, elbow grease and essential equipment.

    Before constructing the base and structure of your deck, an excavator from your local Kennards Hire will help you clear and level the area where the foundation will sit. Hiring a mini loader with a posthole digger attachment is a labour saving way of digging the footing holes.

    Laying the deck, while the easiest aspect of this job, is also probably the most time-consuming. To save yourself hours of hammering, hiring a nail gun will save you loads of time and your wrist will thank you for it!

    Keep in mind when laying the timber boards that if your deck is unprotected by rain you will need to leave up to 10mm between each one.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.