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Case Study: Beams and Braces Crafting Magic Over Water – Trex Transcend Island Mist Decking

Trex Transcend Island Mist Norfolk composite decking


Welcome to the enchanting world of Beams and Braces, where the ordinary is transformed into the extraordinary. In this case study, we take you on a journey to Trex Decking in Norfolk, where they brought a client’s vision to life, crafting an exceptional custom deck that defied convention and elevated outdoor living to new heights.

Project Details

Project Dimensions

The Beams and Braces team were entrusted with a project encompassing a 5 x 5 square meter area, set against the serene backdrop of a private lake. It was an opportunity to turn an already captivating location into something truly magical.

Trex Products Used

Trex Transcend Island Mist Decking: The foundation of this masterpiece was the Trex Transcend Island Mist decking, renowned for its durability, low maintenance, and captivating aesthetics.

Trex Custom Curve: What made this project truly remarkable was the use of Trex’s Custom Curve feature, allowing for the creation of elegant, sweeping curves that seamlessly integrated with the natural environment.

Trex lodge decking in Norfolk

Unusual Features

Illuminated Ambiance Over Water

To further enhance the enchantment of this outdoor space, Beams and Braces took innovation to the next level. They installed concealed lighting beneath the Trex decking, creating a stunning ambient glow that danced on the surface of the private lake. This not only elevated the visual appeal but also provided a magical atmosphere for evening gatherings.

One-Piece Bespoke Curved Hand Rail

The centrepiece of this project was a one-piece bespoke curved handrail, meticulously crafted to perfectly match the contours of the deck. This stunning feature not only added safety but also served as a work of art in its own right.

Seamless Integration: Jetty and Summerhouse Balcony

In addition to the remarkable features already mentioned, this project by Beams and Braces also included the construction of a jetty and a summerhouse balcony. These carefully crafted additions further transformed this space into a versatile, all-encompassing outdoor oasis.

The jetty extends gracefully over the serene private lake, offering a tranquil spot for fishing, relaxation, or even an afternoon of sun-soaked daydreaming. Its incorporation into the overall design seamlessly merges with the elegance of the deck, providing a unique and enchanting experience for the homeowner.

The summerhouse balcony, perched high above the water, offers panoramic views of the picturesque surroundings. This elevated vantage point not only amplifies the enchantment of the location but also serves as an ideal space for stargazing, hosting intimate gatherings, or simply enjoying the serenity of the outdoors.

With the addition of these elements, Beams and Braces has truly created a multifaceted outdoor retreat that captures the essence of Norfolk’s natural beauty.

Trex lodge decking in Norfolk

Supporting Comments

In the words of Beams and Braces:

“From my perspective, this project truly stands out. We’ve taken great care to create a custom curve installation that’s both accurate and beautifully integrated with its surroundings. It’s a special piece, with a matching handrail, and we’ve built it over water, making the setting even more enchanting. Our ultimate goal is perfection, from the initial design to the final finish, and we’re thrilled to have a satisfied client who now enjoys a remarkable entertainment area.”


The Beams and Braces team’s dedication to perfection, innovative design, and commitment to creating outdoor spaces that are both functional and magical are truly showcased in this exceptional project. The Norwich, Norfolk, custom deck, featuring Trex Transcend Island Mist decking, the striking Trex Custom Curve, and the seamlessly integrated jetty and summerhouse balcony, stands as a testament to the limitless possibilities of outdoor living.

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