We will choose the best method and materials for your timber floor installation.
When it comes to decking 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 a 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 a 19mm thick pencil rounded boards. They are typically in random lengths however some are available 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 are a wide range of Brands, we mainly sell New Tech Wood and Trex decking but also have others. Composite decking is typically more expensive for the material but there is no maintenance with Composite decking, 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 you need a minimum of 250mm clearance from the top of the deck to the dirt underneath to allow for air flow. Composite decking also requires some clearance but not as much.
With most options you are going to able to have a Joist spacing of 450mm, however with New Tech Wood Metro Range and some other brands that do a shorter lighter decking board you will need a joist spacing of 350mm,
Once you have come into our showroom and chosen a particular decking product or narrowed it down to some that you are interested in, we will be able to do a quote up for you that takes into account the construction of the sub-frame, decking materials and labour cost. We will then organise a site visit to come to the proposed location so we can check all the measurements and address any issues that may not have been visible on the plan.
Once we have updated your quote to reflect the site visit you can then choose to 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 can choose to do this yourself if you wish.