When we’re not indoors installing floorboards, we’re often outside building a new deck in a pool area, alfresco, front yard or anywhere one will fit really. We supply and install composite, timber and bamboo decking of premium quality so by the time we’re done, you have a deck that adds class and practicality to your outside space.
As with all our services, we start by providing you with samples so you know exactly what you’re getting. We always use high quality materials including the bits you don’t see such as the frame and all the fixings because it’s this quality paired with our fine workmanship which ensures you get a deck that lasts a lifetime (assuming you then care for it as required). We even do the little things that we feel make a big difference such as hidden/secret screws and painting the frame black so you don’t see the light coloured pine through the gaps.
Composite, timber or bamboo decking?
Deciding on the material you go with for your new deck comes down to a few basic decisions.
Given the investment you’ve decided to make in a new deck, it’s important you get one you know suits your style and that you’ll love for years to come. Timber gives you a great range of options and you achieve the most natural finish with beautiful colours, grains and variation. With the growth in popularity over the past few years, composite decking has really extended its offering in colours/styles as well as quality so it’s very likely you’ll find the colour you’re looking for but it’s less common to get the natural variations you find in real timber decking. And then there’s bamboo which offers a point of difference and lends itself particularly well to specific styles/themes such as Bali-esque and looks particularly good in pool areas and when it’s surrounded by a lot of greenery.
After taking into account the style you’re looking for, a key factor really is maintenance. With the raw beauty timber decks offer, they do require the most maintenance out of the three options. You can expect to oil your deck at least once every 12 months to protect it from the elements and keep it looking its best. Depending on the type of timber, how exposed it is and how well it’s cared for you’ll also need to account for sanding it back and re-oiling roughly every 3 years or so. Bamboo is an extremely hardy material and while it still needs to be re-oiled to maintain it’s life and beauty, it’s required less often than timber while also means it’s more cost-effective over time. Then there’s composite decking which requires the least amount of maintenance as you really just need to keep it clean and give it a “hard wash” if/when too much dirt builds up on it.
And of course there’s your budget to consider. There’s no one answer to which option is cheapest or more expensive because one type/brand of composite decking may be cheaper compared to a real Jarrah deck, however if you switch the brand of composite it could easily become more expensive than the Jarrah. Bamboo however has a consistent price point as there’s only one brand/supplier. The other thing consider with the cost of your deck is the cost over its lifetime as composite decking is often more expensive to initially install but over time requires less maintenance and therefore less costs.
The average manufacturer’s warranty offered on the deck materials we offer is 20 years to give you peace of mind.
At the end of the day, we’re here to help you decide on the right deck for you and ensure it’s professionally installed so you smile every time you look at your deck. We’d love to hear from you!