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Our Wellington new deck and deck refurbishment and finishing options
Choose from a range of finishes below. Contact our team to find out which finish suits your vision and budget. We also provide deck refurbishments if your deck is worn out or needs to be brought back to life!
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.
South American origin. Attractive golden colour, kiln dried, smooth both sides, very durable, doesn’t bleed.
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.
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.
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 Our Wellington Deck Builders
Looking for an affordable, trustworthy and punctual decking service? Look no further than Wellington Decking. We have Paraparaumu deck builders all the way to our Southern Coast deck builders.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Building a deck is an exciting project that can transform your outdoor living space. We understand that you might have a lot of questions about the process, materials, costs, and what to expect. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and detailed answers about deck construction.
Whether you’re considering a new deck for your home or just curious about the process, our FAQ section is here to guide you through every step of the journey. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us – we’re here to help!
What are the best decking materials for New Zealand's climate?
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.
Do I need a council permit to build a deck?
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.
What is the estimated cost for building a standard-sized deck?
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.
What maintenance is required for wooden decks?
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.
How can deck designs be tailored to different architectural styles?
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.
Is it possible for DIY enthusiasts to build a deck?
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.
How can I ensure my deck is environmentally friendly?
Choosing sustainable materials like locally sourced timber or recycled composite decking can make your deck more eco-friendly. Additionally, consider environmentally responsible construction practices.
How does a new deck add value to a property?
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.
What safety features are important for decks?
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.
Can I include built-in seating or planters in my deck design?
Absolutely! Built-in features like seating and planters can be integrated into your deck design, adding functionality and aesthetic appeal.
What are the current trends in deck design?
Current trends include multi-level designs, integrated lighting, eco-friendly materials, and the incorporation of outdoor kitchens or fire pits.
How often should I inspect my deck for safety?
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.
Can decks be built on uneven ground?
Yes, decks can be designed to accommodate uneven ground, often using structural solutions like raised platforms or tiered sections.
Are there specific considerations for coastal properties?
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.
How do I choose the right contractor for my decking project?
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.
What kind of warranty or guarantee should I expect with deck construction?
This varies by contractor, but typically you should look for a warranty that covers both materials and workmanship, usually for several years post-construction.
How can I make my deck more private?
Options for increased privacy include latticed screens, tall plants, or privacy fencing integrated into the deck design.
Can lighting and electrical features be integrated into deck designs?
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.
What is the best way to prepare for a deck construction project?
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.