Decks have come a long way in last 10 years with not only material options available, but also perception of the deck. Decks are no longer viewed as just a means to BBQ and to get down to the ground, but as an extension of inside of the house. Many people will resort to transforming their backyard into ultimate backyard oasis rather than getting a cottage. Decks have to be designed to be inviting, need to accommodate several usage areas and most people will opt out for low maintenance decking.
There are several things to consider when thinking about building a deck: