The options are to use imported hardwood for its durability and colour or composites (resin and wood fibre mixed) for durability and even simple treated softwood but using large plank sizes. This can give a more solid appearance to a deck and allow more dramatic curves to be formed as the large section timber permits greater overhang from the sub-frame. A wide choice of hand rail is available to compliment these decks, from simple timber to glass and stainless steel. Decking can be a great way of dealing with slopes or can be used to create vertical interest in a garden. Raised decking can also be used to support a garden building and give it a tree house feel.