Last updated: Jan 19th 2024

Decking, patio and terrace areas are not just reserved for those spacious and large gardens you see in lifestyle magazines and on Pinterest. If you think that your small courtyard garden or balcony area is too much a small space to home a deck that you can relax and unwind in, think again.

From balconies and roof terraces to ground level and raised decking areas, these examples from Cladco Decking customers showcase the small garden decking ideas being used throughout the UK to transform limited outdoor spaces.

Small Courtyard Gardens

Ivory Woodgrain decking adjoined with a path

Connecting small outside spaces together with a garden path will add interest to any tiny space. This deck has used Cladco Composite Woodgrain decking in the colour Ivory.

Stone Grey decking by Cladco installed on a patio area

Open up a courtyard garden with a small garden deck to add a different dimension.

Multi-level small garden with grey decking

Save space: this multi-level garden design has used Composite Decking to make use of the small spaces, allowing for extra storage underneath each level.

Courtyard garden with Stone Grey Decking

Brightly coloured garden furniture can make small decks appear larger, bringing the eye to the pops of colour as opposed to the smaller space.

Curved deck in a small outdoor space

Curved decking/curved edge: Adding curves to your decking brings a new dimension to an otherwise small, square deck. This project has used Cladco Composite Decking in the colour Ivory.

Grey PVC Decking and steps installed in a small patio area

Cladco PVC Decking is a superior decking board that does not require sanding, sealing or painting - allowing you more time to relax in your small back garden.


Small balcony with grey woodgrain decking

Open up an awkward space, like a balcony, with a low maintenance decking area. This balcony showcases Cladco Woodgrain Composite Decking Boards in Charcoal to recreate the texture of natural wood.

Small blacony with cladco decking in Ivory

Small deck ideas: Cladco Composite Decking can be installed on balconies for a high-strength finish.

Rooftop Gardens

Narrow rooftop deck with Stone Grey Woodgrain Decking

Stone Grey Woodgrain Composite Decking Boards are installed here on this long, narrow rooftop garden. The orientation of the Boards can create the illusion of additional width or length to the small outdoor space.

Small rooftop garden with dark decking

Small decking ideas: a roof terrace made useable with a small, Charcoal Composite Decking area, complete with garden furniture.

Small rooftop garden with dark decking

Alfresco dining: a roof terrace made useable with a small, Charcoal Composite Decking area, complete with garden furniture.

Small Garden Snug


Compliment your Composite Decking (Charcoal) with stylish furniture to make a small outdoor area usable, aesthetic and comfortable.

decking in a small terraced garden

Level out small, sloping gardens by adding a raised deck with steps, creating the illusion of a larger area. This project has used Cladco Woodgrain Decking Boards in Teak with matching Ivory Bullnose Boards

Corner of a small garden made useable with composite decking

This decking design makes for a practical and stylish space in this otherwise unused garden corner. Decking material: Olive Green Composite Decking Boards by Cladco.

Ivory decking creating a small, garden snug

Cladco Composite Deck Boards in Ivory have been installed on this small terrace area to create a communal snug complete with soft furnishings and a coffee table/chairs.

Small garden terrace with ivory decking and lots of potted plants for added colour

This small outside space has been bought to life with Cladco Woograin Composite Decking in the colour Ivory, alongside an array of potted plants, flower beds and bright, colourful deck chairs. Image credit: @thishousewemade

Small garden patio area with grey composite decking

Small decking ideas: festoon lights and coffee tables can make a small space more inviting by bringing a cosy feel. Cladco Composite Decking in Stone Grey has been used here.

Decked garden

Cladco Composite Decking in Olive Green makes a contemporary and low maintenance alternative to traditional timber decking.