Wood can be used for a range of different outdoor features, from practical applications such as decks, retaining walls, sheds and fences to more decorative structures such as gazebos and pergolas.
Wood can create a feeling of tranquillity when used in the natural surrounds of a garden or outdoor area. There are a number of different species of wood that can be used for different features, and some of these will require treatment to aid their longevity.
Before starting on a building project you should check with your local authority that the proposed height, location and type of project complies with local planning building rules and whether any consents are required.
Read about the research used to calculate the amount of CO2 absorbed by the materials in a wooden deck here.
Learn more about the different ways that wood can be used to enhance your living environment.
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Using wood for outdoor projects not only looks and feels better, it also locks up CO2 from the atmosphere.