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Decks are a favourite outdoor feature for Australian homes
They can be built to create an entirely new area or they can be built in and around existing parts of your home.
The key to planning what sort of deck you need is to work out what purpose will the deck before?
Will it be to add extra living space?
Will it be a landscaping or design feature?
Will it be a surface area around an swimming pool, spa or a path way?
Will it be shaded or in direct sunlight?
These are all questions that you do need to have some
understanding of and then with this information we can help design the right deck for you and use the best decking materials and deck finishes to give you a long lasting deck that will cope wit the conditions.
There is no use building a deck out of soft wood if it is to be used as an exposed walk way!
Usually decks are built to add an extra dining or living area
You want a new deck to create a better outdoor living space and a well planned deck can add up to an extra 20% of living space to a home.
If you have a small home, a well planned deck and deck roofing
options can create a whole new outdoor room or area that will blend in with your existing indoor rooms and lead to the new outdoor zone and of course this will increase your property value without the expense of a extension.
Another area we build a lot of decks in is where the garden is
sheltered or shaded and it is a difficult area to utilize.
Such as under large shade trees, a curved deck area built around the base of a tree will add a beautiful natural element and allow you to go and use that shade. Set up chairs and table and you will be able to sit and enjoy the outdoors without the need to build a pergola or patio
Decks are also versatile where a two story home or a raised Queenslander with a upper deck area throws a lot of shade or just looks top heavy, a matching bottom deck will instantly tie both areas together and create a whole new part of the yard that can be utilsed or styled with planters and furniture
Will your deck need railings or a pool fence?
Decks can easily accommodate these safety requirements but they
are not always thought of when starting to plan for a deck
If there are steps going down from a deck to another level – It is
always a good idea to add a handrail
If the deck in raised off the ground by more than a metre than you
will require some sort of railing or fence.
This link to the QBCC page will give you the additional current
information that is needed and this blog article gives the information
on the different council approvals that may be required.
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While timber decks are still hugely popular and they are long lasting when they are treated and maintained correctly.
Understand that a wooden deck will change colour and texture as it ages.
If a wooden deck is in full sunlight it will weather differently to a deck area that is shaded
Regular deck maintenance is also required – See our deck maintenance page
Recently composite decking materials have now become even more suitable for decking
The composite wood options are constantly evolving and now with capped composite wood widely available, it just got a whole lot more durable and the colour options are fantastic
It will weather better without fading, it will not become waterlogged or the opposite of becoming dry and brittle
They are also less slippery and less inclined to get mould, mildew or be termite attracting
There are lots of colour options that will suit all deck designs and off course this can be used for matching steps, screens and built in storage boxes and seating for your deck.
We service the following areas
All of the Redlands – Capalaba, Wellington Point, Ormiston, Cleveland, Victoria Point and Redland Bay
All of Brisbane’s Bayside and South East Brisbane suburbs
Brisbane’s Western Suburbs out to Ipswich
Down to the Gold Coast