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Lower Hutt Deck Builders


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#1 Lower Hutt Deck, Patio & Pergola Builders - Gem Builders

At Gem Builders, our deck builders in Lower Hutt are committed to closely collaborating with homeowners and property managers to fully grasp their unique decking requirements. Our approach is client-centered, ensuring every deck we design, renovate, or build is tailor-made to fit our clients' specific needs—no two decks we craft are ever identical. Whether you dream of a tranquil garden retreat or a lively space perfect for hosting, we're here to bring your vision to life. We offer a wide array of complementary add-ons to transform your outdoor area into your very own personal paradise. Contact us today for a free instant quote and start the journey to creating your ideal outdoor space!


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We Provide Superior Lower Hutt Deck Services

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Timber Decks

A custom timber deck is a perfect way to add value to your property while utilizing previously unused spaces. The perfect match with a Kiwi summer.

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Composite Decks

Composite decks combine the natural beauty of wood with the durability and low maintenance of synthetic materials. They offer a long-lasting, weather-resistant solution for outdoor spaces, ideal for those seeking both style and practicality.

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Deck Restoration

Our Lower Hutt Deck Builders know all the techniques and products to return your investment to its former glory.

Lower Hutt Pergolas

Lower Hutt pergolas are an elegant addition to any outdoor space, blending functionality with aesthetic appeal. In Lower Hutt's diverse climate, pergolas offer a stylish solution for enjoying the outdoors, providing partial shelter from the elements while allowing natural light to filter through.

Concrete Decks Lower Hutt

Concrete decking is a robust and versatile choice for outdoor spaces in Lower Hutt. Known for its exceptional durability and strength, concrete decks are ideal for withstanding Lower Hutt's dynamic weather conditions. Unlike traditional wood or composite materials, concrete doesn't rot, warp, or succumb to pest damage, making it a long-lasting option for any setting.

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Porch/Patios Lower Hutt

Porches and patios in Lower Hutt are essential features for any home, offering a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces. These areas provide a versatile venue for relaxation, entertainment, and enjoying the natural beauty of Lower Hutt's landscape.

Lower Hutt's Best Decks

Our Lower Hutt new deck and deck refurbishment and finishing options

Explore our diverse selection of decking finishes to perfectly complement your outdoor space. Unsure which one aligns with your vision and budget? Our friendly team is here to help guide you to the ideal choice, ensuring your deck not only meets but exceeds your expectations. Plus, if your deck is showing signs of wear or simply needs rejuvenation, we specialize in deck refurbishments to bring it back to its former glory. Contact us today to breathe new life into your deck and discover the perfect finish for your outdoor haven!

Kwila Decking

Kwila (Instsia spp) is a South East Asian tropical hardwood used widely for decking in New Zealand. Attractive gold to reddy-brown coloured timber, Kwila is durable, easy to work with and has excellent stability.

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Grapara Decking

South American origin. Attractive golden colour, kiln dried, smooth both sides, very durable, doesn’t bleed.

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Pine Decking

Pine is strong and easy to work with. It’s not the strongest wood or the hardest, but it is capable to make for a great deck finish.

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Purple Heart Decking

Purple Heart (Peltogyne) is a South American sourced hardwood. Purple heart timber is very dense and water resistant. Purpleheart has amazing strength and is very durable.

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Vitex Decking

Vitex is a Solomon Islands sourced tropical hardwood used for decking in New Zealand. An Attractive light-coloured timber which has been used mainly as exterior decking in New Zealand for over 30 years.

#1 PVC Decking

PVC decking is a modern alternative to traditional wooden decking, renowned for its longevity and maintenance ease. Unlike wood, PVC doesn’t splinter, warp, or rot, making it an ideal choice for areas with harsh weather conditions. This synthetic decking is crafted from sturdy polyvinyl chloride, ensuring a durable and weather-resistant finish.

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Our Lower Hutt Deck Builders

Are you in search of an affordable, trustworthy, and punctual decking service? Lower Hutt Decking is your perfect match. Our team of skilled deck builders spans from Paraparaumu to the Southern Coast, ensuring comprehensive coverage and expert service no matter where you are located. Trust us to bring your decking project to life with professionalism and precision. Contact us today to start your journey to a beautiful outdoor space!

Quality Material

At Lower Hutt Decking, we pride ourselves on delivering top-quality finishes for every deck, ensuring unmatched durability and a flawless appearance that truly enhances your outdoor living space.


Lower Hutt Decking is proud to be an accredited leader in the decking industry, recognized for our commitment to excellence and adherence to the highest standards of quality and service.

Broken Down Quote

At Lower Hutt Decking, we provide detailed, broken-down quotes ensuring complete transparency and a clear understanding of every aspect of your decking project.

Styles For All Budgets

At Lower Hutt Decking, we offer a variety of decking styles to suit all budgets, with options starting from as low as $300 NZD per square meter.

Extra Upgrades

Choose from an array of exciting upgrades for your deck at Lower Hutt Decking, including custom fire pits, integrated audio systems, stylish pergolas, and more, to elevate your outdoor experience.

Built To Last

At Lower Hutt Decking, we stand apart for our exceptional craftsmanship, ensuring every deck is not only aesthetically pleasing but also built to last, making us the trusted choice for your decking needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Embarking on a deck construction project is an exciting opportunity to enhance your outdoor living space. We recognize you may have numerous questions regarding the process, choice of materials, the associated costs, and overall expectations. To assist you in getting started with confidence, we’ve carefully curated a list of frequently asked questions, complete with detailed answers, covering all aspects of deck construction.

Whether you’re planning to add a new deck to your home or simply exploring the idea and curious about the process, our comprehensive FAQ section is designed to guide you through each step of this exciting journey. Should you have any more questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is dedicated to helping you every step of the way!

In New Zealand, durable hardwoods like Kwila and Vitex are excellent choices, known for their resistance to harsh weather conditions. Alternatively, composite decking offers longevity and minimal maintenance, making it a popular choice too.

A council permit is generally required for decks over 1.5 meters above ground level. However, regulations vary by region, so it's important to consult your local council for specific guidelines.

Costs can vary significantly based on materials, size, and design complexity. For a basic wooden deck, prices might start from around NZ$300 per square meter, whereas more premium materials and designs can increase the cost.

Wooden decks require regular cleaning and resealing or staining every 1-3 years to protect against weathering and wear. Immediate cleaning of spills and regular sweeping can prevent long-term damage.

Deck designs can be customized to complement various architectural styles. From classic wooden designs that suit traditional homes to sleek, modern options with composite materials, the design can be tailored to enhance the overall aesthetic of your property.

While building a smaller or simpler deck might be within the capabilities of a skilled DIY enthusiast, larger or more complex projects typically require professional expertise, particularly to ensure safety and compliance with building regulations.

Choosing sustainable materials like locally sourced timber or recycled composite decking can make your deck more eco-friendly. Additionally, consider environmentally responsible construction practices.

A well-designed and constructed deck can significantly enhance your outdoor living space, making your property more attractive to potential buyers and potentially increasing its market value.

Safety features such as railings, non-slip surfaces, and adequate lighting are crucial, especially for decks at a height or in homes with children and elderly residents.


Absolutely! Built-in features like seating and planters can be integrated into your deck design, adding functionality and aesthetic appeal.


Current trends include multi-level designs, integrated lighting, eco-friendly materials, and the incorporation of outdoor kitchens or fire pits.

It's recommended to inspect your deck at least once a year for signs of wear, loose boards, and structural integrity, especially before heavy use in the summer months.

Yes, decks can be designed to accommodate uneven ground, often using structural solutions like raised platforms or tiered sections.

For coastal properties, it's important to choose materials and finishes that are resistant to salt air and moisture, such as stainless steel fittings and specific types of timber or composites.

Look for contractors with good reviews, a portfolio of completed projects, and ensure they are licensed and insured. Personal recommendations and checking references can also be helpful.

This varies by contractor, but typically you should look for a warranty that covers both materials and workmanship, usually for several years post-construction.

Options for increased privacy include latticed screens, tall plants, or privacy fencing integrated into the deck design.

Yes, lighting and electrical features can be designed as part of your deck, adding functionality and ambiance. This should be done by a qualified electrician.

Start by defining your needs and budget, researching designs, and then consult with a professional to discuss your options and the feasibility of your project.

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