Planning a terrace from A-Z

Planning a patio can be very varied, considering the possible sizes, shapes, construction situations and additional technical requirements. In recent years, the latter aspect in particular has had a major influence on the nature and demands of planning. In the following, we would like to offer specialist dealers, end users, architects and project managers an orientation that helps to assess what is suitable for each individual case and makes our planning processes transparent.


Our checklist is the basis for all planning and is at the very beginning of a request. With the help of the key questions and predefined fields, all the important data required to create a meaningful draft is requested. As part of the checklist, the outline provided also often eliminates the need for questions. In this way, nothing is forgotten, all data is stored in just one document, easily transferable and already available before the actual consultation. This simplifies communication between the customer and specialist dealer enormously and helps to create more structured processes. If you have any questions about technical terms or queries about measurements or similar, the specialist dealers or our sales department.
The checklist can also provide clarification in advance when planning with the online planner, but is not absolutely necessary as the guided planning software takes you step-by-step through the planning aspects.

Online planner for initial offers

The online planners for decking with planks or slabs and for roofing are exclusively available to our specialist dealers. Once you have applied for access, you will be able to plan the quantities of typical terraces for single-family homes, for example, and will receive a guide price as well as material specifications and a cutting list. This provides you with everything you need to create a quote, which you can download directly from the online planner if required. This saves time and is also ideal for use during consultations in the showroom. This makes planning together with the customer on site child’s play and leaves little room for careless mistakes or misunderstandings.

Planning request to the project team

As already mentioned, the classic 20 m² terrace of a detached house no longer represents the majority of projects. The trend in the commercial sector is towards balconies in apartment buildings and spacious roof terraces, which means that planners have to deal with completely different guidelines and requirements. As this can sometimes be very demanding and tricky, this is where our trained project team comes into play. This team undergoes regular training and always plans terrace projects using the latest technology. Through close cooperation with product development, decking solutions are sometimes explicitly developed for a wide range of challenges such as wind suction load, drainage and much more.

After making initial contact and successfully completing the checklist, the first step is to make a design proposal for the laying pattern in order to finalize the laying direction and top layer. As soon as the design proposal has been approved by the customer, the detailed planning begins, including Material list with the CAD program.

CAD design

The program enables our project team to present technical solutions precisely and comprehensibly, with all the necessary dimensions and at all construction levels, such as height compensation, substructure, fastening of the substructure and, if necessary, fastening of the surface covering. Technical details such as drainage, stairs, minimum weight, higher point loads or gradients can also be taken into account.
Despite these sometimes complex planning elements, the final draft remains easy to understand thanks to a clear legend and explanations. All of this is crucial so that the planning design can also serve as the ideal tool for installation on the construction site.

3D visualization

A 3D visualization can be requested to support the project design. The advantage here is the user-friendly representation of the surface in three levels: Substructure, additional constructions such as stairs or landings and, finally, the coverings. Even supplementary elements such as a pool or privacy fence can be integrated into this visualization. This gives the client an accurate picture of the project in various dimensions and perspectives. This can be accessed quite simply via a link; it is not necessary to purchase an additional program.