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We were planning on decking as the flooring option for our 'outdoor room'. It's only a small step down from the house to the courtyard and we thought we'd give it that flow-through kind of feel straight from the house to the outdoor area by putting in a low deck. It would be like and extension of living space and an extension of the timber flooring from inside to outside.
But now I'm focussing on paving. After a visit from the termite inspector yesterday who said "No, no, no! No way!" to adding decking to our house. We live too close to the bush and have too many trees around the house that attract termites - we don't want to invite them to eat our decking and then move on to feasting on our house! We could of-course just go ahead and put the decking in, but then we have very little air flow underneath - not a good thing to do as termites love a damp environment and it would also mean no easy access for our annual termite treatments.
Stupid termites have ruined my plans!! How can such a tiny creature have so much power over my house plans!
So now I'm sticking to paved options and searching for paved outdoor areas for inspiration. It will still look great I'm sure : )