Ultimate guide to caravan decking

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Static caravan decking ideas

 When it comes to caravan living, whether that be for the short or long term, maximising the space you’ve been given is key. If you're looking to take your caravan lifestyle to the next level, consider adding decking and balustrades to your setup.

Adding a balustrade or decking to a caravan offers several benefits and enhances the overall experience for caravan owners. Our experts explain the reasons why investing in decking and balustrades for your caravan is a game-changer.

From increased functionality and aesthetics to increasing the resale value, discover the many reasons to why you should invest in caravan decking.

Expand your living space

Footings of decking being built by a caravanWith decking, you can extend your caravan's usable space, effectively creating an outdoor haven. Imagine stepping out onto a beautifully designed deck that offers a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors.

This expanded area provides ample room for outdoor furniture, BBQs, and leisure activities, enabling you to make the most of your caravan's surroundings.

Unleash your creativity

White and grey caravan balustrade and decking

Decking and balustrades present an opportunity for customisation, allowing you to unleash your creativity and personalise your caravan space.

From selecting different materials, colours, and finishes to incorporating lighting and decorative elements, you can create a unique outdoor oasis that truly reflects your style and taste.

Different hues of grey deck boards are still extremely popular to match in or contrast with the current trends of anthracite windows and doors. If you are looking for something that has a more warm homely finish, then check out Trex decking and their range of composite deck boards that are available in a wide range of warm colours.

Spiced Rum or Tiki Torch that bring a touch of tropical warmth to your home along with the popular greys.

Ensure safety and security

Decking and balustrades by the lake

Safety should always be a priority, especially when it comes to outdoor spaces.

Installing balustrades around your decking area ensures the safety of your loved ones, providing a protective barrier against accidental falls.

The addition of a gate will always bring that extra level of security and safety at the top of steps or as a barrier to ponds or similar hazards. Talking of steps there are regulations to think about when building steps.

Did you know the Rise that is the height between step treads should be a minimum of 150mm and a maximum of 220mm. The 'Going' is the depth of the step tread (front to back), should be a minimum of 223mm and maximum of 320mm.

This is particularly crucial if your decking is elevated or if you have children or pets enjoying the outdoor space.

Elevate aesthetics

Grey and tan caravan decking and balustrade

Decking and balustrades instantly elevate the visual appeal of your caravan. They enhance the overall aesthetics, transforming your outdoor space into a charming and welcoming retreat.

Whether you opt for natural timber, composite materials , or prefer sleek modern static caravan decking designs, it will exude style and sophistication, catching the envy of fellow campers.

Enjoy outdoor relaxation

Grey glass balustrade and decking

Caravan life is all about embracing nature and enjoying the great outdoors. With a well-designed decking area, you'll have a dedicated space for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Always try to maximise the space you have to work with, make sure that you leave access points to services such as manholes or stop taps whether by way of a door or lift out cover.

If having a balustrade don’t forget to take into account where end posts will finish, is there a window or drainpipe for example.

Bask in the sun, savour your morning coffee, or unwind with a book in hand. The decking provides a comfortable and serene environment to make lasting memories with family and friends.

Increase resale valueCaravan balustrade and decking


Investing in decking and balustrades can potentially increase the resale value of your caravan. These additions enhance the overall appeal of your mobile home, making it more attractive to prospective buyers when the time comes to sell.

A thoughtfully designed and well-maintained outdoor space can leave a lasting impression and make your caravan stand out in the market. If you need more steer on what static caravan decking designs will be best suited for your plot and taste, get in touch and we will help.

Start by adding a simple line drawing to one of our blank quote sheets, a simple birds eye view is all that’s needed. Don’t forget to add all your measurements and heights if they differ along the lengths of your home. Once you are happy with your design you can choose your colours.

Don’t forget to add a delivery postcode before emailing the sheet back to us. We will then transfer your idea across into a frame drawing for you to check and provide a fully inclusive quote.

If you would like to change anything, then that's not a problem! Just let us know and we will amend the drawing to suit your needs. Don’t forget to think about extra’s such as a skirt below your deck or would you like to add some lighting to the deck kit.

Further thoughts…
Decking and balustrades bring a multitude of benefits to your caravan lifestyle.

From expanding your living space and embracing safety to enjoying outdoor relaxation and increasing resale value, these additions can truly transform your caravan into a comfortable, stylish, and functional home away from home.

Take our advice and embark on a caravan adventure that's elevated to new heights with the addition of decking and balustrades.

If you need help with design and ideas, then give us a call and our team would be more than happy to help. If you already have plans in mind, then feel free to fill our decking design quote for here and one of us will be in touch.

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