For those of you who want to create your very own Timber Deck and have hopped on the DIY train, below are a few important things to remember.
Since you feel you don't need the service of the best Timber Decking Builders in Melbourne, you'll need to master many crafts. A lot of detail goes into creating a Timber Deck, Verandah or Pergola. From planning to design to preparation to building and finishing — constructing an amazing, long lasting deck will take time and require a great deal of skill.
You can easily differentiate quality work from the inferior. It’s one thing to build a Deck. But it’s an entirely different issue to make one that is well finished, long lasting and is in keeping with it’s immediate surroundings.
You should give time — lots of it — to preparation. You must have a clear image of you want to build. You should find a way to “begin with the ending in mind” as Stephen Covey pointed out in his classic “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Persons". Subsequently putting the end in your mind, you then break the image down into smaller, more achievable lots.
Be on top of your expenses and budget. Make sure you precisely monitor what you spend and can reasonably predict your upcoming expenses. It is necessary so that you do not run out of funds in the middle of the project to keep within budget.
You need to possess the ability to schedule funding and work economically and efficiently. Once you have these skills, the design as well as the financing to get your Pergola, Verandah or Decking job done, you then need to schedule your planned works.
For many, while an initially attractive option, hiring a professional is often cheaper and usually provides for a more professional (and longer lasting) completed job.
Timber Decking Now can save you time on designing and planning your project and can work with you to get your project completed on time and to an agreed to budget. We are one of the best Timber Deck Builders in Melbourne, so, you are in safe hands.
If you are in doubt, be it material selection or required steps to get your project done, seek professional advice. You are welcome to contact us for free advice on your project, even if you do then decide to build it yourself.
Our experts at Timber Decking Now have 14 years of experience installing Composite Decking, Merbau Decks, Custom Carports, Verandahs & Pool Decks.
You can stop by our office at 31 Sydney Road, Bayswater, 3153 or call us on 0418-584-291. We look forward to working with you!
It was hard to describe this project in CHIRNSIDE PARK at the time! Was it a "repair" Was it an "addition" or was it a "delayed completion?"
Regardless of how it was described at the time, there was work to be done!
The upper level deck was completed and occupied! It was supported by timber posts encased in brickwork on the lower third. The bottom level deck did not exist at all.....Yet some one had begun the basic frame work....but quickly realised they were out of their depth and therefore abandoned any further efforts. It was time to bring in the professionals to fix this embarrassing problem.
We have seen this embarrassment many times. Well meaning home owners attempting what seems on the face of it "a handyman project"... has now become a "face saving" exercise!
Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now removed the initial works and then proceeded to install a treated pine subfloor, handrails and an access set of steps.
88mm TREATED PINE decking was chosen as a budget, yet durable finish. The deck works in themselves were straight forward and completed the owners original desire to have access to the very large rear yard from the lower deck via a previously unusable glass sliding door from a rear living room.
Luxury Townhouses require special consideration when it comes adding a deck.
This up market home (above) in Melbourne's Eastern suburb of Heathmont, enjoys wonderful vistas of the adjoining golf course. The home's owners were of Scottish origin and retired. They were looking forward to morning tea on their new deck, whilst observing the local birdlife on the golf course.
Timber Decking Now received a request to quote and offer ideas for the construction of the proposed deck. It did not take us long to demonstrate our ability through photos, references and practical knowledge.
After receiving an additional two quotes, the retired owners awarded the project to Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now.
In doing so they stated "it's not all about price, it's as much about feeling good with the people you are dealing with!"
SWINGING THE CAT......... NOT!
This relatively new unit in Burwood was a great home, but lacked entertaining space.
A small existing open deck was fine for a cuppa in the morning sun, but offered no protection from the elements, nor was it large enough for a little Alfresco dining.
The new owners wanted firstly to enlarge the deck and have it extended thereby allowing it to wrap around the corner of house.
A new set of steps was specified to gain access from an existing paved courtyard. In addition a new right angled gabled roof was requested to protect the entire structure.
Balustraded handrails completed the clients request.
After demolishing the existing undersized structure, Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now proceeded with the new construction and completed the works in seven working days, with the owner following us up with a paint brush on a daily basis.
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With 14 years experience in the Deck Building trade (in Melbourne), DEC/AID can help make your Outdoor Decking dreams a reality. Contact Us for a no obligation, free on-site quote.
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