Patio or Decking? Which Is The Best Option For You?

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When it comes to creating a space to sit out and enjoy the garden, the choice often comes down to patio or decking. 

Both options have their pros and cons and each comes with their own set of variables, such as materials, shape and size. There is no right or wrong option between patio or decking ideas but one may be better than the other depending on your individual requirements and your garden. 

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.