Timbertop is a small, prestigious estate on Rowville's Southern boundary. The homes are larger than average and the allotments are equally large.
Melbourne Deck Builders, TIMBER DECKING NOW, quoted to build an irregular shaped deck in a courtyard area on one such home in this estate. The client wanted a finish she could colour or stain to her taste. Therefore we suggested using 88mm treated pine decking, which is a "blank sheet!" finishing material, allowing the client to seal the raw surface in any solid colour or stain they wish. In this particular case, the owner chose a cypress coloured sealing stain, professionally applied by a qualified painter.
The painter also painted the balustraded handrails in colours to match the existing colour scheme of the home.
Although the work site was very tight, due to the shrubs and plants about the perimeter, the end result proved to be very functional when compared to the uneven and patchy grass conditions that existed before the project began.
Treated Pine decking is an "entry level" finish that if installed correctly to allow for shrinkage (if the product is "new stock") can be both stained and sealed to imitate any popular decking material.
There are a number of finishing products on the market that both "stain and seal" timber decking. A good paint retailer will have a wealth of information available to those wishing to make an informed decision. Online research is also an excellent avenue to gain an understanding of just what can be done.
We revisited this site through an invitation by the owner to snap a couple of "before and after" photos of the "sealing/stain" and paint job. The owner was obviously very pleased with the "lift" the painting and staining job achieved.
The photos show the dramatic difference a little informed planning can achieve. Another satisfied client!
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