Decks can be built almost anywhere to enhance or extend your living area and we have a wide range of timbers available. When designing your deck consider the environment – is there going to be shade, full sun, what’s underneath it and what you want to use it for. This will help you to decide style, size and materials of your new deck. These are questions that will help us determine the best deck solution for you.
Recently we’ve completed some outdoor entertaining areas created on the road frontage boundary. Owners have almost reclaimed their valuable land that was once under-utilised because it was on show to passers-by. By building retaining walls, installing privacy screens and fencing the front yards, the owners now have full use of their land up to the boundary – in complete privacy.
Sunshine Coast Decks will arrange everything from the ground up including certification and we’ll point you in the right direction for a council relaxation application or design plans if they’re required. We’ll facilitate a custom design in the materials, style and finish that you are searching for. From hardwood to pine to composite decking, tiled or even contemporary ground concrete finishes for the look that best suits you. The right patio and outdoor entertaining area design will increase your total living area and add dramatic value to your home. Outdoor living and entertaining is a quint essential of Sunshine Coast life.
We are qualified builders. When you select Sunshine Coast Decks you’ll build with confidence knowing that your investment is in good hands. Get in touch to discuss your next project.
Treated pine or hardwood? Seems an age old question that we are often asked by clients on decking projects. Essentially it comes down to your preference.
Treated Pine: A lightweight wood in weight and in colour, easy to carry and work with and is cheap to supply. On the downside it is prone to noticeable warping after it expands and cracks following wet to hot conditions so it’s not the best material for a deck. Left natural, after a while it becomes a weathered grey shade. It can also be stained in a range of colours if you prefer.
Hardwoods: A heavier duty wood with a deeper reddish colour, has less knots and much less likely to warp from the elements. In terms of cost, hardwood is more costly initially than treated pine but pays off due to its natural durability. Aesthetically it looks great and what we recommend first for decks.
When it comes to the roof style of your patio, we recommend a fly over patio roof style for design that has ample ventilation, modernises older homes and compliments the new ones. To read more about the different patio roof styles click here
If you’d like to read more information about patio roof styles, decking materials, where to go for designs or even just where do you start in this whole building process then check out our advice section. We’ve pulled together our years of industry experience from our team and professional tradesman to build a free informative blog to help you on your building journey.