Decking was not on our original plan (see Front Patio) but now it was to be...

1st a bit of planning
The support beam with joist hangers<
add the side joists
and all the others
next prepare the support block footings
place them on a bed of cement
lay plastic over the ground (to prevent weeds)
then the decking boards arrived<
they were in a dreadful state<
29 out 40 were unusable
they were sent back
we got some replacements from elsewhere
I fit an external power point
and LED lights in the decking
finally the step