Portus Homes, Dorset


From the ground level terrace to the middle and upper decks, the low maintenance composite decking system was the ideal choice for Portus Homes.

The very select development is set in one of the UK’s most desirable postcodes with views across to Poole Harbour. The detached dwellings offer the very latest in interior and exterior comforts that are a prerequisite for the discerning purchaser, who may be looking for either a permanent or occasional residence in this very exclusive part of Dorset.

The homes have been designed over three levels to take full advantage of the outlook with a decked patio at ground level complimented 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.

Key Details

Architect: RB Studio ArchitectsMain Contractor: Portus Homes
Product Installer: Portus HomesLead Time: 3-4 Weeks
Procurement Route: Design & build

The 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 very skilfully links the two leisure areas. Each of the decked levels offer sufficient square metreage for sun loungers or a family meal around the table. 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 perfectly 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 good looks.

The system was so easy to install that the developers decided to fit it themselves and the images clearly show what a great job they made of it. Whilst more expensive alternatives may have been available the Terrafina decking has come out top on every level.


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

Products Installed


Terrafina - Excel

Decking

Excel


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