Sector Housing, private
Project type New build
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location South West England
Client Portus Homes
Consultant RB Studio Architects
Contractor Portus Homes
Products used Terrafina Excel decking
 
 

Context

Terrafina Excel decking from Kinley was used to create the ideal place for residents to enjoy views of Poole Harbour at an exclusive Portus Homes detached housing development in a sought after location in Dorset.

Project requirement

The Terrafina low maintenance composite decking system has been installed on the ground level terrace as well as the middle and upper decks.

The dwellings have been designed over three levels to take full advantage of the outlook, with a decked patio at ground level complemented by more decking on the terrace and balcony on the first and second floors. The decking material looks equally attractive for the large ground floor patio as it does for the smaller spaces on the upper floors.

Terrafina decking has also been used to construct a flight of bespoke exterior steps leading from the mid-floor level terrace down to the garden which links the two leisure areas.

Each of the decked levels offer sufficient square metreage for sun loungers or a family dining around a table.

Hidden fixings

The composite decking is completely free from any visual fixings so that when the doors at any level are folded back there is a seamless flow from interior to exterior. The fixings result in a perfectly flat surface which will not warp or twist and, as it will not crack or splinter, bare feet will be well protected at all levels. It is also slip resistant in wet or dry conditions.

The future purchaser will not be saddled with ongoing maintenance, repair or replacement as the decking comes with a 10-year guarantee and only needs the occasional wash or wipe to retain its aesthetics.

Outcome

The system was so easy to install that the developers decided to fit it themselves.

"The development of three houses lies within a very prestigious part of Poole and we wanted to use materials which reflected the quality of the interior fittings. Not only has the Terrafina Excel Decking lived up to that standard but it was so simple to install that we ended up fitting it ourselves."
- Steven Gorvin, Portus Homes


Context

Terrafina Excel decking from Kinley was used to create the ideal place for residents to enjoy views of Poole Harbour at an exclusive Portus Homes detached housing development in a sought after location in Dorset.

Project requirement

The Terrafina low maintenance composite decking system has been installed on the ground level terrace as well as the middle and upper decks.

The dwellings have been designed over three levels to take full advantage of the outlook, with a decked patio at ground level complemented by more decking on the terrace and balcony on the first and second floors. The decking material looks equally attractive for the large ground floor patio as it does for the smaller spaces on the upper floors.

Terrafina decking has also been used to construct a flight of bespoke exterior steps leading from the mid-floor level terrace down to the garden which links the two leisure areas.

Each of the decked levels offer sufficient square metreage for sun loungers or a family dining around a table.

Hidden fixings

The composite decking is completely free from any visual fixings so that when the doors at any level are folded back there is a seamless flow from interior to exterior. The fixings result in a perfectly flat surface which will not warp or twist and, as it will not crack or splinter, bare feet will be well protected at all levels. It is also slip resistant in wet or dry conditions.

The future purchaser will not be saddled with ongoing maintenance, repair or replacement as the decking comes with a 10-year guarantee and only needs the occasional wash or wipe to retain its aesthetics.

Outcome

The system was so easy to install that the developers decided to fit it themselves.

"The development of three houses lies within a very prestigious part of Poole and we wanted to use materials which reflected the quality of the interior fittings. Not only has the Terrafina Excel Decking lived up to that standard but it was so simple to install that we ended up fitting it ourselves."
- Steven Gorvin, Portus Homes