Send To A Friend Decking has become a very popular medium within contemporary garden design. Timber is a great material to help in overcoming level changes and ground imperfections in the garden. Decking is also very popular for roof terraces probably because its weight is so much lower than paving and looks smart and clean. The melding of materials such as wood, stone and metal within garden design allows garden designers to experiment more with textures, surfaces and colours. Take a look at our gallery section for inspirational Images showing the stunning designs combining materials.