Thinking about building a deck?

If you've been wanting to build a deck recently, we've put together the 6 things to think about to plan and execute an amazing deck for your home.

1. Materials
Today we have more than just different species of timber to think about. While the right timber species will make a difference to your deck's appearance, also look into composite decking.

2. Maintenance
Choosing the right decking is critical as you'll have to maintain it over the long-term. Making sure you pick something that you want need to maintain is crucial to your decision so investigate all options.

3. Location
Where will your deck be located? Is it going to be covered from the sun or will you need to consider roofing options as well? A roofing specialist should be able provide you more details on time and materials.

4. What's under your deck area?
What's under your deck will help determine how much maintenance your deck will require. If you're building your deck over earth, you want to be sure weeds don't start to grow under your decking. If it's concrete, you might need a concrete removalist.

5. An Elevated Deck
How far above the ground is your deck going to be? If you build an elevated deck, you have to minimise the risk of falling. The deck railing must be strong enough to support the weight of a person even if they accidentally fall against it.

6. How Big Should Your Deck Be?
How big should your deck be? A deck can be too large or too small. If it's too large, it might take up more space in your yard than it should. If it's too small, you won't be able to enjoy it as much as you would like to. Plan out the size first.

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