Timber decking for your backyard | Outdoor entertaining
Outdoor living in Melbourne during the warmer months is a way of life for most people, and we adore being surrounded by a lovely garden, timber decking and timbre architecture.
A timber deck can be one of the most usable areas for a family, individual or couple; housing the barbecue, outdoor table and chairs or comfortable outdoor lounge, to create a place where family and friends gather to breathe some fresh air and be next to nature.
Decking can offer an extension of your living space, and needs to be well made to handle harsh weather and high foot traffic, while blending in and connecting to your home in a way that feels seamless.
Timber Deck Uses | Timber Decking Design Options
There are numerous uses for decking around the home; balconies, verandas and patios, as well as breezeway decks, low slung decks and master bedroom decks, and not forgetting, the pool deck. Decking can also be a fantastic way to tame a slope in your yard, turning a lost corner into a usable space. Multi-level decks on sloping blocks can help to create different usable areas, with some covered and some left uncovered.
Building planting boxes into the deck can help you contain and utilise your cherished plants in the space, giving that delightful feeling of being surrounded by nature, and even can deter insects while sitting outside if planted with the right plants.
Constructing a boardwalk deck through your yard to guide people around your garden can protect your soil from compaction, and the elevation can give great effect to your tour.
Decking options these days are many and varied, with a range of timber types to use, as well as new plastic and cement products that look like timber but reduce maintenance.
Width, spacing and shapes that can be constructed can all give a different feel to the structure and create individuality to the design. Here at Act Fast Fencing, we can build you a deck that fits with your preferences and budget.
Timber Deck Maintenance & Decking Longevity
Being outdoor timber experts, longevity is just as important to us as design, so we build your deck in a way that limits the amount of joins and protects the sub structure, ensuring it will last just as long as the top deck or even longer.
Once the deck is finished, we can seal it and keep it maintained so it will always look like it was just installed. Maintaining your deck is a vital part of keeping it looking great and it lasting for a very long time.
Thirty years and beyond is a reasonable expectation if regular maintenance is undertaken.