In 2010 MELBOURNE DECK BUILDERS, Timber Decking Now, visited a delightful retired couple living in Forrest Hill, MELBOURNE.
The couple had a courtyard area between their garage and home which was a real eyesore and almost unusable during the Melbourne Winter. They had engaged a reputable company to construct a steel powder coated & gabled roof over the open span. The construction was the perfect solution in keeping the rain out, but truly emphasised the patchy, uneven and ugly surface beneath.
This led the retired couple to contact Timber Decking Now (through a personal recommendation from the roof builder) to quote on a timber deck and thereby creating a true alfresco dining and entertainment area.
Visiting this couple was an absolute delight. Bill and Doris were "old school" steeped in the traditional Australian values of hospitality, friendliness and a fair go for all!
After spending two hours chatting about life in general over a cup of tea and biscuits, we eventually got down to the business of measuring and quoting the project. Upon completing the measure and noting the couples requests, we again sat down over coffee and home made cakes whilst we finalised the figures.
We completed our figures, presented an "on the spot" quote and were explaining the details, when Bill suddenly looked to Doris and said "what time is it dear, I don't want to be late". Thinking we were holding them up, we began to pack our samples and paperwork up, when Bill stated,
"Iv'e got to get to the bank, can you wait for me, I will only be twenty minutes?"
"Why is that" we asked. "To get the deposit for the deck!"
"Have we won your project Bill?"
Bill looked at us and stated "Tea and biscuits for quoting...... coffee and cake for winners!"
The photos below show "before & after" shots taken during construction!
The deck is 140mm select grade Merbau with an all H3/H4 subfloor.
Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now, received a call from a lovely retired couple in KNOXFIELD.
They were looking to build a good sized deck with a flat roof to gain protection from the elements. In addition, they wanted to instal a new sliding door in place of a window, plus a new matching replacement sliding door for an old raw Aluminium one.
Natural light was a high priority, therefore the client chose 'Laserlite 3000' for the roofing. Not only would they be protected from the rain and UV, but also 'Laserlite 3000's' ability to reflect the Sun's infra red rays to reduce the heat under the roof.
The chosen decking was 140mm Merbau, with an all H3/H4 subfloor.
The series of photos (below) shows the construction taking place over a two week period. From start to finish our clients were typically gracious and looked after the team with tea, biscuits and cool drinks on a daily basis.
In return, the team went the extra mile in making sure every detail was attended to the clients complete satisfaction.
Contact Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now for a free, no obligation quote on your Timber Decking Project. For more of our work from the past 12 years, see our extensive Timber Decking Gallery.
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.
This new home in the basin was surrounded by mud, causing the young couple plenty of problems trying to keep their new home clean and tidy.
To make matters worse, they could not access their clothes line or use the rear roller door to the garage during the wet months.
Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now, built this large and imposing deck to suit the young couples outdoor lifestyle. The deck was constructed during the muddy Winter of 2003.
Timber Decking Now was 'rained off' on three occasions during the construction period, making this project a drawn out battle with the elements. However, the end result justified the effort, with the new owners extremely happy with the multilevel finish.
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