How to Build Garden Steps

Traditional oak frame self build with modern twist
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Knowing how to build garden steps can allow you to transform the enjoyment and functionality of a garden. 

Whether you’re looking at adjusting a slope for more practical use in wetter months, or building freestanding access alongside a walled garden or down a terraced lawn, this step-by-step guide (no pun intended) on how to build garden steps will help you assess what’s involved, what tools you need and how to get started.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.