They've spent the last two days on that, and it's looking amazing.
Our back decking is a part of the house that we love. A few metres wide and running the whole length of the house, it's a great space. When we moved in, it was in a state of disrepair. We held our housewarming/engagement party out there and spent the entire night worrying that it was going to fall down with all those people standing on it. It survived, though. Just. But it was rotting through at a rapid rate (it was about twenty years old).
It was also mission brown (like much of our house was back then), with cream railings. Lovely. And it was rather nerve-racking for anyone bringing their children to our house - with just a horizontal railing across the middle, it was an invitation to climb (have I mentioned there's a two-metre drop at one end?).
A few years ago, we finally fixed it. We had the whole decking replaced and new, vertical, legal railings put in. The only problem is we don't use it all that often - in summer, it's in the full sun for most of the day and in winter it's obviously too cold and wet.
We're having it covered in, so it can act as another space that can be used all year round. We'll eventually put some heating out there and a bar and barbeque area and, when our new back doors are installed, it should be lovely to look out over, towards our backyard.