For those of you who want to create your very own Timber Deck and have hopped on the DIY train, below are a few important things to remember.
Since you feel you don't need the service of the best Timber Decking Builders in Melbourne, you'll need to master many crafts. A lot of detail goes into creating a Timber Deck, Verandah or Pergola. From planning to design to preparation to building and finishing — constructing an amazing, long lasting deck will take time and require a great deal of skill.
You can easily differentiate quality work from the inferior. It’s one thing to build a Deck. But it’s an entirely different issue to make one that is well finished, long lasting and is in keeping with it’s immediate surroundings.
You should give time — lots of it — to preparation. You must have a clear image of you want to build. You should find a way to “begin with the ending in mind” as Stephen Covey pointed out in his classic “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Persons". Subsequently putting the end in your mind, you then break the image down into smaller, more achievable lots.
Be on top of your expenses and budget. Make sure you precisely monitor what you spend and can reasonably predict your upcoming expenses. It is necessary so that you do not run out of funds in the middle of the project to keep within budget.
You need to possess the ability to schedule funding and work economically and efficiently. Once you have these skills, the design as well as the financing to get your Pergola, Verandah or Decking job done, you then need to schedule your planned works.
For many, while an initially attractive option, hiring a professional is often cheaper and usually provides for a more professional (and longer lasting) completed job.
Timber Decking Now can save you time on designing and planning your project and can work with you to get your project completed on time and to an agreed to budget. We are one of the best Timber Deck Builders in Melbourne, so, you are in safe hands.
If you are in doubt, be it material selection or required steps to get your project done, seek professional advice. You are welcome to contact us for free advice on your project, even if you do then decide to build it yourself.
Our experts at Timber Decking Now have 14 years of experience installing Composite Decking, Merbau Decks, Custom Carports, Verandahs & Pool Decks.
You can stop by our office at 31 Sydney Road, Bayswater, 3153 or call us on 0418-584-291. We look forward to working with you!
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
Many businesses start in obscure and unusual ways. DECAID (Decaid) is no exception.
Back in the early 1980's DECAID as a business name was non existent. Indeed, at that time there were NO SPECIALIST deck or verandah builders. There were carpenters who performed all manner of domestic works, along with builders who built entire homes.
DECAID started life as "DISCOROCK" in 1980. It was a small business building "band stages" along with "floor rises, dry bar hand rails and permanent AV consoles as a means to secure "gigs" in infant hotel discos.
From that base grew INTERNATIONAL NIGHTCLUB SERVICES an expanded business offering complete AV supply and instal, dance floors, floor rises, stage construction, consoles and dry bars. One noted project by International Nightclub Services was the complete AV design, supply and fit out of JOOCE NIGHTCLUB Ringwood during 1992. Over the next ten years, ongoing renovations and expansions of the JOOCE nightclub, along with other metropolitan and country venues ensured continuing building activity within I.N.S.
In 2003 DECAID was formed with the express aim of adapting the nightclub fit out knowledge into the MELBOURNE domestic market. Deck construction is in most ways very similar to a "performing stage" and "floor rises" Therefore, the shift to domestic deck building was a natural step in the evolution towards TIMBER DECKING NOW.
TIMBER DECKING NOW by it's very name indicates the marketing direction and aims of the business owners. In today's highly competitive market, an imaginative and progressive strategy is called for. The TIMBER DECKING NOW group has a very contemporary "pack leading" mentality which combines the latest marketing strategies and innovative ideas, whilst also drawing upon THIRTY FOUR YEARS of evolution and old fashioned service through DECAID.
With hundreds of past projects to draw upon, Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now, have a long rich heritage through the evolution of DECAID. The future of the Timber Decking Now Group is an exciting one. The inclusion of the DECAID business name evolving from obscure, but related beginnings in 1980 and still in the hands of the original owner, lends an air of solid long term reliability.
If you're looking to build a Timber Deck... or looking for Timber Deck Building Services in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs, then contact Decaid (part of the Timber Decking Now Group).
If you live in one of the following Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne (or surrounding areas), we would be happy to come visit you, discuss your Timber Deck project plans and provide for you a free timber decking quote, on the spot... Blackburn, Boronia, Box Hill, Dandenong, Donvale, Heathmont, Knox, Lilydale, Ringwood, Wantirna & Warrandyte.
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.
Ph Matt on 0418 584 291.