raised composite decking

Over the last several years, we have seen a range of different, eye-catching deck designs created using our collection of composite deck boards. From small decks to large decks and everything in between, we’ve seen it all. But the stand out design that has gained more and more popularity is the raised deck.

Bringing a multidimensional look to any property, this is definitely the design to choose if you want your home to stand out from the crowd. But what design do you choose? What options are out there? Find out here with our raised deck ideas.


Raised Deck Frames

Similar to a house, the foundation of your deck will determine the rest of your deck design decisions. While it may seem like a simple choice, there are in fact a number of options that will impact both the look and feel of your finished deck. You will want to go for designs that will fit well with the overall design of your home, including your deck’s shape and its supports.

When it comes to your deck’s frame, there are two popular choices to choose from; either a rectangular frame or a circular one. A rectangular frame is a traditional design for most raised decks as it provides the most flexibility when it comes to style. As a result of its common shape, it can take on whatever look you choose for your materials and furnishings. A circular frame, however, offers a more unique deck design, With a more compact look, these frames are great for homes that have smaller gardens and outdoor areas and are trying to bring a more contemporary look and feel.


Raised Deck Stairs

One of the major benefits of having a raised deck is the ability to open the space below. Many homeowners choose to finish their underdeck space with a new patio to create additional outdoor entertainment area. No matter how you choose to use the space, connecting your raised deck with the rest of your garden using a set of matching stairs creates a homogenous and effective design.

Typically, there are two designs to choose from for your deck stairs; a traditional look or a spiral look. The traditional stair design is a huge compliment to classically-designed homes that consist of exposed wooden elements and clean, straight lines. Whereas the spiral stair design is a great choice for those looking to create a modern-styled garden. The main benefit of choosing a spiral stair design over a traditional design is the smaller footprint that it uses, making it the ideal choice for smaller-sized outdoor areas. The mesmerising look also creates a beautiful centrepiece that can be built around.


Raised Deck Handrails and Balustrades

Another important thing to think about when adding a raised deck to your property is the safety element that you’d like to implement. This is a vital and necessary component of your raised deck as it will be, of course, raised above the ground and you’ll need sufficient measures in place to ensure any guests, family members, friends and yourself are protected when on the deck. The great thing about this, however, is that you have a choice of products to choose from, all of which offer their own unique style. Perfect for a variety of outdoor designs!

This first option at your disposal is a glass balustrade system. This is a glass panel system that covers the entire outer edge of your raised deck, providing a clear, classy element of safety. The wonderful thing about these systems is that you have several design options to choose from. Pick one with a handrail, without a handrail, a frameless or cable system. All of which adds a finishing touch to your garden that completes the look of your raised deck.

A second option that you can choose is a composite rail, the perfect way to complement a composite deck! Available from chosen suppliers in a variety of colours and materials, composite rails offer homeowners a sturdy yet stylish dimension to their garden.  

Raised Deck Balustrade


And there you have it - raised deck ideas to inspire your next outdoor deck design. If you're planning on using composite decking for your raised deck, be sure to order your FREE deck samples from DeckPlus. For more information on our collection of deck boards, please don't hesitate to contact a member of our team today. Alternatively, if you're ready to get started on your raised deck project right away, browse our composite decking & place your order through our website!

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