There are pros and cons to both options, and it depends on the location of the area. Decking is perfect if the area needs to be raised as it will be cheaper to construct a raised timber frame for the decking that it would be to construct walls for a raised a patio.
The down side to decking is that being timber it runs the risk of rotting over time and it needs regular treating. Therefore, if the area required is lower to ground level then a patio is the better option as this will obviously not rot and will put up with damp conditions.
If you are unsure of what would be the best option for your requirements our expert staff will be able to advise you.
Posted by Andrew Culverhouse