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Upper Hutt Deck Builders


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

At Gem Builders, our deck builders in Upper Hutt specialize in working closely with homeowners and property managers, deeply understanding their unique decking requirements. Our dedication to our clients is unmatched, with each deck renovation or build meticulously customized to meet individual needs. We pride ourselves on ensuring that no two decks we work on are ever alike. Whether you envision a tranquil garden retreat or a vibrant space for entertaining, we’re here to bring your vision to life. We offer a wide range of complementary add-ons to create your ideal outdoor oasis. Ready to start designing your dream deck? Contact us today for your free instant quote!


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We Provide Superior Upper 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 Upper Hutt Deck Builders know all the techniques and products to return your investment to its former glory.

Upper Hutt Pergolas

Upper Hutt pergolas are an elegant addition to any outdoor space, blending functionality with aesthetic appeal. In Upper 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 Upper Hutt

Concrete decking is a robust and versatile choice for outdoor spaces in Upper Hutt. Known for its exceptional durability and strength, concrete decks are ideal for withstanding Upper 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 Upper Hutt

Porches and patios in Upper 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 Upper Hutt's landscape.

Upper Hutt's Best Decks

Our Upper Hutt new deck and deck refurbishment and finishing options

Explore our extensive selection of finishes to perfectly complement your outdoor space. Unsure which one aligns with your vision and budget? Our expert team is here to guide you to the ideal choice. Plus, if your deck is showing signs of wear or simply needs a revitalization, we specialize in deck refurbishments, breathing new life into your outdoor areas. Contact us today to discover the best solutions for your deck and get it looking its best.

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 Upper Hutt Deck Builders

Searching for a decking service that’s not only affordable but also reliable and timely? Upper Hutt Decking is your go-to solution. Our skilled deck builders cover the entire region, from Paraparaumu to the Southern Coast, ensuring top-notch service wherever you are. Choose Upper Hutt Decking for a seamless experience from start to finish.

Quality Material

At Upper 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.


Upper 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 Upper 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 Upper 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 Upper Hutt Decking, including custom fire pits, integrated audio systems, stylish pergolas, and more, to elevate your outdoor experience.

Built To Last

At Upper 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 building project is an exciting venture that promises to transform your outdoor living space. We recognize that you might have numerous questions about the process, the materials to be used, the associated costs, and what you should expect along the way. To assist you in getting started with confidence, we’ve meticulously compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions, complete with detailed answers about deck construction.

Whether you’re contemplating adding a new deck to enhance your home or simply exploring the idea and curious about the process, our FAQ section is designed to navigate you through each stage of this exciting journey. Should you have any additional inquiries or need further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to support 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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Gem Builders

83 Martin Street, Wallaceville, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand


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