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
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.
You've invested money, effort and time finding the best Timber Deck Builders in Melbourne to get good and functional decking, so you would like to ensure it looks its best for so long as it possibly can. Fortunately, it is easy and cost effective to preserve and protect your decking.
The Best Way to Clean Decking in Melbourne
With a decking cleaner, you can get rid of dirt, mould, moss, algae and any grease to make your decking appears brighter and cleaner. Attempt doing this two times a year: in Springtime to prepare yourself for the Summertime, and after Autumn to get your decking ready for the winter months ahead.
First thing first! Remove all moss or algae using a scraper or stiff, non metal brush. Brush off any loose debris that is in or on the decking. Get the cleaner ready but ensure you read the directions on the packaging before anything else. As outlined in the instructions, apply it to the decking by means of a sprayer, brush or watering can with a rose.
When you have applied the cleaner, scrub the surface instantly using the stiff brush, and leave it for some time.
With a hose, rinse off completely with clean water and make sure you wash all deposits away. Let the timber decking dry for a minimum of two days before applying a protective coating.
The best way to Restore Decking in Melbourne
In case your decking seems somewhat weathered or has turned gray, before using any kind of protection, you should consider applying a restorer to return it to its real color.
When you use decking restorer for your decking, bit by bit, work on little manageable regions (3-4 deck planks at a time) so you are able to complete the application, scrubbing and rinsing in a short time.
Safety Comes First!
Ensure you wear safety goggles to shield your eyes in the event you are utilizing a pressure washer.
First, make use of a stiff brush to get rid of loose debris, then take any moss, mould, and algae off with the help of a pressure washer. Make sure that you have removed any current protector, and the surface is bare prior to when you start applying the restorer.
With the aid of a brush, apply your restorer to your timber decking.
After applying the restorer, immediately, work it to the top layer of the wood using a stiff brush or scrubbing pad. Thereafter, allow it to stay.
Thoroughly rinse off with water that is clean by means of a watering can or hose, while ensuring you have washed all the deposits away. Allow the decking to dry for two days before adding a protective coating.
The Best Way to Protect your Timber Decking
For you to ensure your deck stays at it best, make use of a decking stain, protector, or oil annually as well as decking cleanser two times a year. When it's appearing weathered, make use of a decking restorer before you use a stain, protector or oil, to bring it back to its original glory.
It is vital that you protect your decking annually to ensure it stays looking its finest. You can use only three kinds of products to protect your decking: decking stain, decking protector and decking oil. The degree of protection they provide is determined by the kind of brand you buy. You can, however, check with your timber deck builder for the recommended brand.
This soaks into the wood to waterproof and protect it. Because of it transparent (see-through) color, the appearance of your timber deck will not be altered.
This is widely available in different colors, decking stains weatherproof and shield your timber deck while offering it a finish that is semi-opaque.
Decking oils provide your Timber Deck with a much-needed protection. It penetrates the wood while replacing its natural oils so that a subtle colour that accentuates its natural beauty is left behind. It also offers waterproofing protection.
We have 11 years experience working with a wide range of composite & timber materials, so if you think or feel you are in need of some expert advice and guidance, we will gladly help with photos gallery of examples and professional advice.
For the records, we are experts at installing Trex Composite Decking - a cutting-edge decking material which requires virtually no maintenance, is eco-friendly, non-slippery, and hard wearing. To cap it all, it is perfect for use in wet areas like Melbourne. Visit our office...
31 Sydney Road,
... or call us on 0418 584 291 to find out more information about our timber decking flooring options today.
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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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