Designing a new outdoor deck is probably one of the most personal tasks that you can take on when renovating. When it comes to designing a new outdoor deck for your Bundaberg home, you really need to consider your home’s style, because otherwise, your new outdoor deck might feel out of place. A well designed and integrated outdoor are will not only improve your lifestyle, but could also add substantially increase the value of your property.
Now, there are a lot of people out there who would like to design their own deck, but they simply don’t know where or how to start. If you are one of those people, then you that you’ve come to the right place! Instead of getting hung up on details, you should first take a look at the bigger picture. The same thing can be said about pretty much any other kind of home renovation. With this in mind, here are our top four things that you should look out for when planning (or designing) a new outdoor deck in Bundaberg!
1. Invest in Fasteners
One of the biggest mistakes that many homeowners make these days is that they try to save money by investing in low-quality materials, like cheap screws and fasteners. This is one of the biggest mistakes that you can possibly make when building a new deck. Low-quality screws can easily corrode, mess up your deck’s colour, and significantly shorten your deck’s life. So, instead of investing in low-quality screws, try and invest in stainless steel or coated screws. This will make your outdoor deck last longer and safer, too.
2. Know Your Decking Options
Today, homeowners have more decking material choices than ever before. So, if you are a fan of real wood, then you should definitely go for pressure-treated cedar – either that or redwood. Redwood is a remarkable deck material in almost every way. It is extremely stable, straight and its heartwood is naturally resistant to wood boring insects and weathering without the use a preservative chemicals. Redwood is also the most fire-resistant decking material on the market, making it a great option for the hot Queensland weather. And when it comes to hardwood, both merbau and jarrah are really great options, too. They offer a luxurious appearance that you can’t get with any other type of decking. As a local builder who specialises in building quality outdoor decks, we can assist you with finding the ideal type of wood and materials for your Bundaberg outdoor deck.
3. Add Beautiful Railings
An outdoor deck is not complete without some beautiful railings! There are some really good deck railings out there that have taken deck design to a new, never-seen-before level. With choices such as metal, vinyl, or glass, your outdoor deck can look more attractive than ever before. Here is a deck we have recently completed for one of our clients here in Bundaberg.
4. Conceal Your Support
There are many people out there who don’t mind seeing exposed screw-heads on their decks. But, what if you are not one of those people? Well, in that case, you’ve got some really good options. Hidden fasteners are always a good choice because they can leave your deck surface with a clean, smooth appearance. Make sure to check with your materials supplier to see what options are available.
We hope that these ideas will help you get a little clearer on what to look for when designing your perfect outdoor deck. Here at Bundaberg Renovations & Additions, we are incredibly passionate about helping you design and build the deck of your dreams. So, when you’re ready, make sure to talk to us. Our team of qualified builders will help you turn your dream deck into a reality (and get it right the first time).