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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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3 Things You Should Consider Before Building Your Timber Deck

Ethan Burton

If you have some outdoor space and you do not know how to make use of it, then you should consider timber decking. Decking will give your home an appealing look and you will enjoy your outdoor space with your friends and family. Before you invest in timber decking, you should do your research well so your investment is worth it and you will have something that you will be proud of. The following are some of the things you should consider before you build your deck.


Planning where your deck will be positioned is the first thing you should consider. If you have limited outdoor space and you desire to have a timber deck, it means you will be sure of its location. However, if you have space that is big enough, you will have to plan. You should have your deck built where you can enjoy the midday and evening sun. Having your deck facing the garden can also be a perfect place. You should also consider having your deck on a location where you can have a great view of the sunset and features such as mountains and hills. With this, you can have a great time when relaxing with your family and friends.

Size and Design

There are different sizes and designs of timber decks. This is why you should look out for the many designs and settle on what suits you best. How you will use your deck is also an important consideration. This is because it will help you determine the size of the deck that you should build. You can roughly approximate the number of people that will be using the timber deck at any time and the size of the furniture that you will be using on the deck. You can design your deck depending on the style of your home. It is best that you follow the architecture of the house because it will give your deck a natural appearance.


In addition to looks, you should also consider the durability and maintenance of the decking materials. The cost of the materials is also important because you should get materials that are within your budget. You can choose from softwood or hardwood timbers for your deck. If you are conscious of your budget, you should go for softwood decking. You should be aware that this type of decking needs regular maintenance to maintain its condition. If you want a timber deck that needs little maintenance, hardwood decking is the best. However, you should go for hardwood decking if your budget allows it because it is more costly when you compare it with softwood decking.