I'm not sure whether this post should be here or in the deck forum. After much stuffing around we have finally booked a building designer to come out and have a look at our extension. One of the things were were thinking about was eventually having a private deck area off the master bedroom. Originally we were thinking of making it an uncovered deck but someone suggested that we should have it covered and it would be best to continue the roof line of the extension to cover the deck. Obviously if we do that then we will need to include it as part of the extension rather than add it at some time in the future. I just have a few questions:
1. What is a usable size for deck, we are thinking of something small because it will basically just be for the wife and I. I was thinking around 2 meters by 4 meters but would that be too small?
2. Are there any downsides to extending the roof line of the house out to cover a small deck. The roof will have a hip end so it should blend in nicely with the rest of the house. The other alternatives are to leave it uncovered or to build a pergola at a later stage?
I guess the building designer will have some thoughts on it but I just wanted to get a handle on it before we speak to him. Any help would be appreciated.