Decaid, part of the Timber Decking Now Group P/L, is a Melbourne based 'domestic lifestyle home improvement business' that operates in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs, specialising in the creation of 'lifestyle outdoor living concepts' for homes and investment properties.
Timber Decking Now or 'TDN' (as we are often referred to), consults with our clients in the comfort of their own home. We jointly identify and itemise our clients 'lifestyle' in relation to their outdoor leisure activities about the home.
TDN identifies our clients basic needs. In the event of a Timber Decking Project for instance, we may ask about the following...
These are just a sample of the simple but important points that Timber Decking Now identifies prior to any formal deck plan being formulated.
The same process of identification takes place when Timber Decking Now discuses a proposed Verandah Roof (or Pergola).
These and many other issues can be a constant source of frustration for home owners seeking to alleviate the extremes of climate and the restrictive nature of their surroundings.
With multiple options, developed over 12 years in the trade, Timber Decking Now can create a cost effective solution to these and other nagging issues as well as provide year round comfort within the home and equal enjoyment outside.
Before & After
In many circumstances, decks, verandah roofs, handrails and steps may need a "spot repair" only. In this case Timber Decking Now offers to conduct the REPAIRS at competitive rates using only the best of materials and workmanship. We will explain the issue and its cause. What options are available and give an "on the spot" quote.
Many projects require "Timber Decking Plans & Timber Decking Permits" from your local authority before proceeding. However, there are exceptions to the rule. There are also many regulations in place that may require more than meets the untrained eye. "Over viewing" is one such issue that in certain circumstances may cause angst during the planning process. TIMBER DECKING NOW has many years of professional experience and we are able to identify most hidden potential issues during our first visit on site.
There is NO substitute for experience. It is better to be completely informed and know what is realistically possible and within budget, rather than being 'blinded' and mislead!
TIMBER DECKING NOW prides itself on "straight talk" - honest - unbiased & constructive advice. We are happy to simply advise without charge and without obligation.
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Plans & Permits
The owner of this elevated deck and verandah had a real problem! A building surveyor had completed an inspection which resulted in the entire structure being deemed unsafe.
The home was a rental under lease to a reliable tenant, who used the deck to gain access to the front door via a set of timber steps. The structure was over 28 years old when Timber Decking Now (Melbourne Deck Builders) were asked to quote a fixed price for its replacement.
To add a twist to the negotiations, the properties owner was living in London UK! Therefore, after initially dealing with the owners agent in Melbourne, we were put in direct touch with the owner in London. The lady owner trusted our judgement and soon placed an order with Timber Decking Now for the decks replacement.
Timber Decking Now (Melbourne Deck Builders) organised plans, permits, demolition bins and demolition / construction crew. We were in direct contact with the tenant and organised ourselves around her requirements.
Special consideration had to factored in due to the decks clearance height. At 3.2M, lateral bracing, in addition to the diagonal bracing was specified to account for possible splaying of the 125mm cypress pine posts. The specified decking was 90mm treated pine to be sealed with an appropriate decking finish. The original handrails were to be duplicated, however, this requirement under current regulations meant they would not comply in part.
The inside face of certain sections were lined with a tight mesh to deter children climbing over the rails. From beginning to end the entire process took about three weeks. The end result was a stronger, better constructed and ascetically pleasing structure that if maintained properly would be good for another 30+ years.
This decrepit structure in Melbourne's leafy East had seen better days.
The owner had started demolishing the "worst" sections for safety reasons.
The brief was as follows...
Access to the site was very restricted by a narrow passageway through the middle of a storage shed.
To make matters worse, all cutting and materials storage had to be under an open carport out the front, as was the site bin, due to a bus stop immediately out the front on the street.
Timber Decking Now (Melbourne Deck Builders) easily completed this "chess game" project in less than eight working days.
Take a look at the dramatic 'after' pictures below.
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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.
For a free quote ph 0451 022 041.