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Decking Basics

Picture yourself on your new deck. What do you see?

A sunny stretch of decking in your back or front yard can bring value in both your lifestyle and the resale value of your home. So exactly where do you start with your deck plans? Long summer nights of alfresco dining, an all-weather outdoor retreat for the kids or the perfect elevated vantage point for taking in views over the neighbourhood—every deck design serves a special purpose. Tell your personally appointed deck building consultant how you want your deck to improve your life and home before getting into the finer deck design details.

How much outdoor deck space do you have?

No matter the size and shape of your home, with the right expert deck plans and a little ingenuity, it can can accommodate an outdoor deck. Through careful planning our deck construction consultants help you realise the ultimate potential of your new outdoor space. With over 20 years of experience, our builders know how to creatively turn the smallest and most awkward of spaces into beautiful, simple and functional outdoor timber decks. Working with a larger area? We’ll make sure your deck design is architecturally sound by taking airflow, sunlight and heat absorption into consideration before we build.

What’s the cost of building a deck?

Do you want to improve the look and feel of your home without spending your family budget unnecessarily? No problem. We’re here to help you create a beautiful, functional deck at the best price possible. From wraparound timber decks fitted with stainless steel handrails and balustrades, to fully enclosed entertainment areas and pergolas, we create durable, affordable outdoor decks that improve the value of your home and lifestyle. You can find out more about our financing options here

Will you need council permission?

Building a deck may require council approval. It all depends on the deck design and specifications. Your Wizard decking consultant will be able to advise you if your new deck plans require a development application (DA). If you do, we’ll happily handle the process for you. For more information on council approval read our Free Build Guide.

Decking Materials

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Building the perfect deck means starting with the perfect materials. Which one will you pick?

Merbau, treated pine or composite? Every outdoor decking material has its own unique features and benefits. Keep reading to discover which material is going to work best for you.

Merbau Timber Decking

Robust, durable and striking to look at, merbau timber decking is an Australian classic. Visually, this tannin-rich hardwood provides a lush golden-brown hue perfectly complementing the Sydney landscape. Functionally, it’s natural resistance to splitting, cracking, warping or peeling means it can withstand even extreme weather conditions. Discover more about the benefits of merbau timber here.

Treated Pine Timber

Want a material that’s both hard-wearing and economical? Treated pine decking is a cost-effective solution that doesn’t compromise on staying power. Resistant to the damaging effects of pests, yeasts, moulds and weather, every treated timber pine deck is built to last a lifetime. There’s also the flexibility to paint and finish your deck from a wide range of colours and stains, giving you complete control of the final product.

Roofing Styles

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Want to get the most out of your investment? An undercover deck lets you do just that!

If you want your deck to be a functional part of your home all-year round then you’re going to want to add a roof. Flat, gabled or flyover, our range of awnings are designed to let you enjoy your outdoor entertainment area no matter the weather. Find out which style adds the most value to your home.

Flat Patio Roofing

Your outdoor deck should be a seamless extension of your home, matching the style and character you’ve already created inside. If you like flat, simple lines and warm timber, a decking design with flat timber roofing and flat or falled awnings offers the perfect solution. Quickly and easily installed, they instantly give your outdoor decking space a unique point of difference.

Gabled Patio Roof Designs

To be able to enjoy your timber deck on even the hottest of days, a gabled, or pitched roof design offers a cool, shaded outdoor living space you can’t look past. Our gabled roofs are built with a central peak for extra height, which allows increased light and air flow - ideal for long summer lunches and afternoons on the outdoor couch.

Flyover Patio Roof

Do you have a small outdoor area you want to turn into a spacious, stylish timber deck? A flyover patio roof may be just the thing you need. Designed to exaggerate the feeling of height and promote air flow, flyover frames are ideal for narrow, small spaces, as well as larger spaces, for increasing the feeling of light, air and space in your new outdoor living space. Learn more about our patios and pergolas.

Roofing Materials

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Insulated roofing means you can truly enjoy your outdoor deck year-round

When the wind is howling and the rain is tumbling down, you still want to be able to enjoy your new timber deck - and there’s a way you can! Forget only using your outdoor entertaining areas for six months of the year, with an insulated pergola, your extended living space is protected against unpredictable weather and the harsh Aussie sun all year round. Insulated metal framing is designed for cooling in the summer months and heating all through winter.

Don’t let rust get the better of you, invest in an aluminium pergola for an outdoor living space that stands the test of time

If you live by the beach, you know only too well that the salty breeze can wreak havoc on your home and vehicles. This doesn’t need to be the case with your new deck plans. Our aluminium pergolas are designed to withstand the elements, including fierce coastal winds and harsh summer heat.

Choose Colorbond Steel roofing for durable, reliable protection from the elements

When thinking about building a deck, you’re most likely thinking far ahead into the future and how your new outdoor deck will serve your family for generations to come. Colorbond Steel is an oven-baked, lightweight material designed for a durable roof that’s built to last. Our team can install Colorbond Steel roofing over your timber decking for a frame that won’t crack, chip or peel - all with a lifetime guarantee*.

Finishing Touches

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Get outdoor decking that’s as safe as it is stylish with handrails & balustrades

Do you want to add a point of difference to your outdoor decking? Whether you have a flat, tiered or multi-level timber deck design, consider handrails and balustrades to break up the space and give your deck a unique look and feel. If your deck is raised above ground, you may require handrails for safety reasons. Your Wizard deck builder will assess whether or not your deck requires handrails for council approval.

With the right choice of timber stain, your deck will truly be a seamless extension of your home, reflecting the existing style and character of your house

Whatever decking design and style you preference, we offer a range of decking stain solutions that not only protect the timber on your deck, but give it a fantastic finish, too. Choose from clear, semi-transparent, semi-solid and solid timber stains depending on the finish that fits with the look and feel of your home. If you’re unsure which stain will work for your timber deck, speak to a Wizard consultant to talk over your options for both the best timber for your decking and the stain that’s right for you.

Turn your deck into an outdoor room with lighting and outdoor blinds

Once your deck construction is complete, consider lighting options to create the look and feel you want. From spotlights and fairy lights above, to lights hidden amongst the trees that shine from the ground-up; lighting is a simple, affordable way to improve the look of your outdoor deck. If you’ve decided on building a deck in a naturally light-filled area, consider shade and privacy with outdoor blinds. Speak to our team about installing tinted outdoor blinds as a cost-effective, stylish way to ensure your outdoor entertaining space remains exclusive.