In Melbourne, Timber Decking is considered a long-term investment. Ask any Timber Deck Builder in Melbourne.
It is advisable you have a talk with your Timber Decking Contractor to get maintenance tips and advice for your desired brand of finish. On the other hand, the upkeep hints, as well as maintenance advice shared by our experts at echoed (part of the Timber Decking Now Group) will help maintain the looks of your Timber Decking for a long time.
General Maintenance and Precaution Tips
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In a tightly held pocket in Melbourne's outer East, there was once an in ground pool surrounded by a very dated slate and aged MERBAU deck. To complete this sad scene, an ugly 2.4M tall timber framed wall painted blue surrounded the pool area on two sides.
The wall separated the pool area from what could only be described as a "vegetative waste dump" at the rear, which the new owners described as "Jurassic Park".
Without doubt this project was the largest and most complicated pool deck MELBOURNE DECK BUILDERS (Timber Decking Now) had ever taken on.
The existing 140mm Merbau has been fixed down with Stainless Steel "Philips head" 50mm screws, which promptly either stripped or sheared off at the head when removal was attempted, resulting in a long and arduous task under the Summer sun.
Sections of the subfloor were rotted out and additional joists were added in the existing structure.
Removal of the 2.4m walls revealed the full extent of the challenge ahead!
Although access was good on foot, there was nowhere to place the extraordinary amount of building materials required to complete this very serious project. TWO HUNDRED & FORTY square metres (1680L/M) of H/duty135mm wide COMPOSITE DECKING was laid over hundreds of additional lineal metres of H3 subfloor, terrace benches and steps. The Timber Decking Now team had to carry ALL the materials some 50 metres down to the work site from the front yard "storage area".
Three 12 cubic metre bins accounted for the waste and demolition materials in "Jurassic Park" along with hundreds of metres of old weathered Merbau pulled up from the various levels around the pool.
The project took a four man team a little over a month working six day weeks in mostly very hot and tiring conditions.
The end result was a TOTAL TRANSFORMATION into an extremely pleasing civilised leisure zone with a sparkling pool, beautiful lawns and rock work, BBQ nook, broad terraces featuring deck lighting and steps, plus easy access to the new landscaped garden at the rear.
This 2010 Project in Glen Iris, Melbourne, was added to a brand new home which had replaced an old BV residence on a good sized allotment. The new residence was of a contemporary rendered design which needed decking sympathetic to the overall character of the residence.
TIMBER DECKING NOW in consultation with the owners chose a low maintenance COMPOSITE decking material that complimented the external structure in addition to offering a glamorous finish and a very long manufactures warranty.
A crew of four experience installers arrived on site on a cool Monday morning to prepare the groundwork for the installation of the stumps and subfloor. By mid week the subfloor was completed and ready for the COMPOSITE DECKING installation.
A further labour intensive three days were required to carefully gap and fit the finished product.
The end result speaks for itself. A perfect marriage of quality and craftsmanship coming together to create a lifestyle choice in a conducive and inviting atmosphere!
Merbau, Treated Pine, Composite & Aussie Hardwood Decking Builders
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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