The deck of a house is generally a wooden platform built above the ground and connected to the main building. It may be enclosed by a railing for safety. Access may be from the house through doors and from the ground via a stairway. Residential decks can be constructed over steep areas or rough ground that is otherwise unusable. Decks can also be covered by a canopy or pergola to control sunlight.
Wood or timber “decking” can be used in a number of ways: as part of garden landscaping, to extend living areas of houses, and as an alternative to stone based features such as patios, walkways to the houses, backyards or surrounding swimming pools. Decks are made from treated lumber, composite lumber, composite material. Generally, hardwoods used for decking come from tropical forests. Much of the logging taking place to produce these woods, especially teak, mahogany, merbau, balau, cumaru, tigerwood, massaranduba, ipe, treated pine and many more.