Before you go ahead and begin building your outdoor decking, it’s important that you have considered all the factors to ensure you make the right choice.
Firstly, the longevity of your deck will depend on the type of material you chose. By law, grade 1 or 2 (hardwood) timbers or treated pine must be used. Hardwood has a proven history and can stand the test of time; up to 25 years for grade 1. Treated pine and grade 2 hardwood have a life expectancy of about 15-20 years. We always ensure that we only use high quality timber fence panels. They are termite proof and seasoned to withstand the vagaries of nature and other organisms so you can rest assured, whichever material you choose for your decking, it will be the highest quality.
Another factor to consider when choosing a decking is how often your decking will be used. Do you have a big family? What about pets? Will your decking be used every day to access certain areas of the house, such as the front or back door? Considering these things should also help you decide which materials will be best to use.
Lastly, what about the colour of your decking? This is a very important factor that should not be overlooked as the colour of your decking can really determine the look and feel of not only the deck itself, but also your house or outdoor space. Ensure you choose a colour where the elements the deck is surrounded by won’t show up as easily such as sea salts, sand, dirt and clay. For example you may choose to select a lighter coloured material if you are building on sand so that it won’t be as visible on your deck.
For more help and advice on choosing your decking In Gosford or the Central Coast, feel free to contact us today.