Investing in composite decking can be a hugely rewarding decision for your home or business, but it’s crucial to make the right decisions to ensure you get the most from your project. Making those important decisions doesn’t have to be daunting and now with our new Prime Design 3D Deck Builder the process can be fun too.
Our deck designer helps you create your perfect deck and much like the swathe of online kitchen designers that have risen in popularity in recent years, our 3D deck designer enables you to design the shape, create the look and explore all the products we have available to give you a realistic view of your project whilst providing peace of mind that you’re making the right design decisions for your bespoke space. What’s more, our handy deck calculator will total the cost of your materials and send you the bill via email. Handy!So how does it all work?
Placing the frame
Once you’ve signed up to the deck builder and logged in, the first decision you’ll need to make is the shape of your frame. The builder allows you to place a square, T-shaped, L-shaped or notched frame to get your design off the ground! You also use the toggles on the right hand side to set the time of day (do you want to imagine your composite deck in the middle of summer, or a cosy winter night?), and set the deck height too.
Use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out of the scene, use your left mouse button to rotate your camera around and double click on an object to shift the camera’s focus.
Customising your materials
Once you’re happy with the shape of your deck, you can begin customising the decking boards choosing any of our products: HD Deck Pro, HD Deck Dual, HD Deck XS, HD Deck 150 or HD Deck 3D. Whichever boards you opt for, you can then customise them further by adding direction – horizontal, vertical, herringbone etc – as well as exploring our fascia and bullnose products.
Stairs and railing
It doesn’t stop there. Our 3D deck designer enables you to add stairs, step boards and stair rises (again, by product), as well as adding EDGE balustrades to your deck should you require them.
Bringing your design to life
By now, you’ll have brought your ideas to reality in 3D form but now it’s time to bring your deck to life by adding in walls, cladding doors and windows – all of which can be realised with our deck builder. But here’s the fun bit: our new tool allows you to add garden furniture, dining sets, fire pits, lounge sets, barbecues, umbrellas and even hot tubs to really get a feel for how life will look with your new composite decking!
Once you’re done, you can save your project and email yourself a bill of materials, or simply save your design and pick up later!
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