Decks, porches and gazebos

When you're planning a new garden space or looking to transform a LEED, Passive House or Green Home's exterior space in an eco-friendly way, an important part of the whole sustainability of exterior areas can be overlooked - and that's good, sound building practices & science applied to low impact & durable materials to make a beautiful & sustainable outside space for friends & family to enjoy. Whether you're entertaining in the garden, relaxing surrounded by the sounds, smells and colors of nature or indeed working in your low impact, well insulated garden office to save yet another soulless commute & the pollution that inevitably causes, you'll find all manner of ideas in this section to make it easy to enjoy the great outdoors, without resorting to synthetic materials or chemicals that can damage insects & animals - including us Humans!

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Decks, porches and gazebos

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