Case study: Caerphilly Restaurant, Gower Composite Decking and Carpentry
Two shades from the Trex Transcend collection were used for this striking commercial deck for a popular bar and restaurant overlooking the historic Caerphilly Castle in Wales.
Named after Caerphilly Castle’s famous tower – which leans at a ten-degree angle – Ten Degrees Restaurant is a vibrant bar and restaurant with a long and proud heritage. Its owners wanted to transform a previously unused outdoor space into a hub for guests to enjoy from day to night.
In keeping with the restaurant’s exterior, Gower Composite Decking and Carpentry used popular Trex Transcend shade Island Mist to form the majority of this deck. Contrasting yet complementary Tiki Torch was also used as an accent colour within the deck for a striking finish, including a circle-shaped inlay design based on the restaurant’s logo – which sits at a ten-degree angle.
This angled circular inlay design had to be perfectly spaced in order to install LED lighting with the same effect as the original logo. The result of this challenging design requirement is a memorable bespoke colour-changing sign guaranteed to make an impression.
Deck lighting was also installed into the main area of the deck for both ambience and safety after dark, with custom built planters, a ramp for accessibility and incorporating deck boards to cover unsightly electric boxes adding the final touches to this one-of-a-kind deck.
Of course, any commercial deck is subject to heavy footfall, making Trex composite decking the ideal solution for a long-lasting outdoor space with minimal maintenance required – supported by a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. Gower Composite Decking and Carpentry also used Trex Protect Joist Tape to maximise the deck’s longevity.
The full effect
The end result was a beautiful yet practical commercial deck that puts the restaurant’s proud history and location front and centre, resulting in recognition at the Arbordeck Awards 2022 in the Best Trex Design Solution category.