Raised access points out of the house and into the garden are common, and often give a restricted feel to how easy it is to enjoy the outside space. A raised deck is a marvellous way to extend the living space of your house into the outdoors and provide a cohesive link with the rest of the garden.

Balustrade and steps can be designed according to taste and requirement, and lighting incorporated as desired. Screening to allow privacy for yourselves and your neighbours may also be a consideration. Cellar access can be allowed for and the area underneath the deck can provide useful storage.