Decking Adelaide Specialists Guide to Installing Decking for Your Home
Expert decking company in Adelaide
Do you want to add value and beauty to your outdoor space?
Decking Adelaide Specialists has been transforming homes with quality wooden decking for years. Our team of experienced deck builders Adelaide have worked on a range of residential and commercial projects, creating beautiful timber decks that will last for decades. We actively source the best Australian timbers so that we can guarantee top-notch craftsmanship with every build!
When designed properly, quality decking not only adds aesthetic appeal but can also increase the overall value of your property. It's perfect if you're looking to entertain guests outside or create an effortless indoor/outdoor living space - let us handle everything from concept right through to construction, then enjoy its many benefits!
Speak to our friendly customer service team at (08) 8246 5412 today about getting started on your personalised deck design project!
What materials are needed for deck installation
Deck installation is a popular home improvement project requiring various materials and tools. The most commonly used materials for deck building include:
- Decking boards, usually made from treated timber or composite material
- Deck screws and nails
- Joist hangers and other metal hardware items
- Pressure-treated wood posts and joists
- Decking balusters and railings
- Deck stain, sealer, or paint
- Other related materials such as post caps and lattice.
Having the right materials for deck installation is essential to ensure that your project lasts for years to come! It’s also important to select quality materials from reliable suppliers.
How to prepare the ground for deck installation
The ground that your decking will sit on must be prepared properly before installation. This includes clearing the area of debris, removing any existing vegetation, and levelling the site. You should also consider whether you need to install footings or a sub-frame before beginning construction. Once your ground is ready, it’s time to start building your deck!
How to install the decking material
The installation process will depend on the type of material used. Many pre-treated wooden decking materials require little more than screwing them into a sub-frame or onto footings. Composite materials, such as PVC and plastic, require specialised tools for installation but are generally easier to work with. Ensure that all boards are securely fastened and level with each other.
When installing the decking, make sure to leave a gap between boards of at least 6mm for ventilation. If you’re using two or more colours of material, stagger the boards for a visually interesting effect.
If your deck is raised up from ground level, you’ll need to install a railing system. Most railings are made from either wood or vinyl, and the installation procedure will depend on the type of material used. If you’re using wooden posts, make sure that they are firmly secured into the ground with concrete mix. Use galvanized screws for extra security.
Accessories that can be added to your deck for extra functionality or aesthetics
A decking area is a great area to add some extra accessories. You can install benches, planters and even a pergola or gazebo. Benches are an easy way to provide seating areas in the garden. Planters are perfect for adding vibrant splashes of colour to your decking area. Finally, a pergola or gazebo will be a perfect spot to relax and unwind, especially on those hotter days.
How to maintain your deck, so it lasts longer.
Maintenance is what will help to keep your deck looking good for longer. Regularly check for any loose or damaged boards, screws and nails. You should also regularly clean the surface of the deck with mild detergent. If you have wooden decking, treat it at least once a year with an oil-based preservative or stain to stop it from drying out and splintering. You should also check your deck's structure to ensure it is safe and secure. If you have any concerns about its stability, it’s always best to call a professional for advice.
Why choose us?
Summer is the perfect time to get a new deck installed. Whether you're looking to increase your home's value or just create more outdoor living space for your family, Decking Adelaide Specialists can help. We have years of experience installing all types of decks, from simple wooden structures to complex multi-level designs. Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate. And don't forget to ask about our summer specials!
Decking Adelaide Specialists
Address: 46 Byron Rd, Black Forest SA 5035
Telephone: (08) 8246 5412