How to build a raised deck: A professional reveals what you need to know

A grey raised deck with steps on back of house
(Image credit: Ultra Decking)

Knowing how to build a raised deck can reduce any potential problems that can occur when decking closer to the ground. The damage from moisture becomes far less of a problem and the chances of any insect infestation is greatly reduced.

It also brings with it plenty of advantages, such as creating a level platform that can extend from the back of the house and bring the inside and outside closer together. And there are plenty of smart garden decking ideas that can be introduced whatever size your garden. 

Allan Jeffrey, Managing Director Ultra Decking
Allan Jeffrey

Allan Jeffrey is the founder of Ultra Decking. He has years of experience in the design, development, and fabrication of advanced new composite materials and expertise covering composite decking and garden design.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.