We will choose the best method and materials for your Perth DECKING installation.
Perth Decking Installation
Installing a deck has many advantages when it comes to increasing the value of your property and providing an aesthetic appeal. When it comes to decking installation, there are two main components that need to be considered, the decking material and the sub-frame. The decking material will dictate what type of sub-frame you require if it is a new deck or if you are using an old sub-frame you may be somewhat limited in your options.
With your decking, you have two main options, to begin with, Solid Timber or Composite Decking. Solid Timber is any of your Australian Hardwood Timbers in 19mm thick pencil rounded boards. These deck planks are typically available in random lengths however some are produced in a set length. With your Solid Timber Decking, it is important to remember that you need to oil your deck every 6-9 months to prevent warping and cupping.
With Composite Decking there is a wide range of brands available in the market. At Floors By Nature, we mainly sell New Tech Wood and Trex Decking, however, we can also purchase other decking supplies upon request. Composite decking is typically more expensive compared to Solid Timber Decking, but no maintenance is required, you simply need to hose it down to keep it clean.
Once your decking material has been selected, we can start looking at what you require regarding your subframe. With Solid Timber Decking, you need a minimum of 250mm clearance from the top of the deck to the dirt underneath to allow for airflow. Composite Decking also requires some clearance but not as much. With most options, you need to have a joist spacing of 450mm, however with New Tech Wood’s Metro Range and some other brands that produce shorter and lighter decking boards, you will only need a joist spacing of about 350mm.
If you are looking for a professional Perth decking installer, Floors By Nature is at your service! We have a supply of decking planks from New Tech Wood and Trex Decking, but we can also source your chosen decking boards. Our friendly team of flooring specialists can provide you with more information about our products and decking installation Perth services if you visit our showroom or submit an online enquiry.
Once you have chosen a particular decking board or have narrowed it down to some that you are interested in, we will be able to give you a quote that takes into account the construction of the sub-frame in addition to the decking materials and labour cost. We will then organise a site visit to check all the measurements and address any issues that may not have been visible on the plan. If necessary, we shall follow this up with an updated quote, and upon confirmation, we shall proceed with the decking installation. At this stage, a time will be arranged for all the materials to be dropped off and the deck to be constructed. With solid timber decks, we can come back and oil them or you may choose to do this yourself.