Softwood or hardwood, ground level or raised with stairs and balustrade, decking can be made to fit any shape and can even be circular. Decking is a good option for either extending the living space directly outside patio doors or having a separate area for table/chairs away from the house. Having the ability for water to drain through it, decking is particularly good for creating a level area directly outside and at the same level as door thresholds. Not everybody’s choice probably as it can need a little maintenance. Never the less well built and looked after decking can be a good option for many gardens.