Top Rated Deck Builders from $160/m2

Best Decking Services in Canberra, ACT from $160/m2

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  • FBS
    5 Reviews
    5.0 

    BUILDING LICENCE#: 20121217 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Trade qualifie... Read more

    Canberra,ACT

    Jaswinder: Pete is very reliable person and charge reasonable prices. I recomm...   Read more reviews

    19 June 2013

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    We provide a pofessional building service thoughout Canberra and the region. We specialise in extensions, renovations, new builds, decks & pergolas and all building maintenance. We pride ourselves ... Read more

    Turner,ACT

    Tim: Guy completed my project on time and on budget, to an extremely hig...   Read more reviews

    11 July 2013

  • 45 Reviews
    5.0 

    Molonglo Maintenance is a fully insured and systemised service provider that helps customers in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. We also carry out jobs from government and counc... Read more

    Ainslie,ACT

    Steve: I'm not surprised to read the many positive comments here. Collins ...   Read more reviews

    5 October 2017

  • BG
    3 Reviews
    5.0 

    Specialist Tilers with 28 years experience in all aspects of floor (dining, living, verandahs and patios) and wall tiling; bathroom renovations; leaking shower base repair; and water proofing servi... Read more

    Narrabundah,ACT

    David: This job was about 50sqm and was difficult because it was spread ac...   Read more reviews

    10 August 2014

  • TGAH

    We offer services such as: Lawn mowing Weeding Garden make overs Turf laying Garden installing Fence installing Ground leveling  Read more

    Mckellar,ACT

    Derryn: Benny was the first to respond and promptly turned up to provide a ...   Read more reviews

    23 February 2014

  • 6 Reviews
    5.0 

    At Bishop Homes we provide professional building solutions for all stages from planning, design, construction through to completion. We specialise in decks and pergolas but also do fences, doors, w... Read more

    Hawker,ACT

    Eric: Good workmanship and ethics. Kept us informed and showed up for wor...   Read more reviews

    1 October 2013

  • Grab your "to do list" that has been growing and send it my way. No job impossible, happy to give free quotes and site visits. When you want your job done simply call, look foward to hearing from y... Read more

    Evatt,ACT

    Jodie: Very prompt, professional and did a fantastic job   Read more reviews

    7 May 2012

  • TDW
    2 Reviews
    5.0 

    The Deck Wizard was launched in 2009 so we could use our skills to provide Canberra residents with a reliable quality and professional carpentry service while concentrating our efforts, but not lim... Read more

    Scullin,ACT

    Graham: Came on time and as agreed.Great first part of the job and looking ...   Read more reviews

    7 February 2013

  • GABC
    11 Reviews
    5.0 

    I have been in the construction industry for 20 years.I specialise in general Carpentry,Decks,pergolas,Bathroom renovations,concreting and assisting Owner Builders with their Carpentry needs and go... Read more

    Harrison,ACT

    Binh: Gavin did a good job, turn up on time and on schedule.   Read more reviews

    12 February 2014

  • GWAA
    3 Reviews
    5.0 

    Fully qualified and insured carpenter specialising in decks, pergolas, bathroom renovations and general maintenance. For an obligation free quote please contact us. Read more

    Nicholls,ACT

    Lee-anne: He did a good job.   Read more reviews

    21 April 2015

  • EHM is locally owned and operated, and we have been servicing Canberra since 2003. We make sure to prioritise the following as these are important values for us in the company: • Quality materia... Read more

    Gungahlin,ACT
  • 13 Reviews
    5.0 

    Delorger Garden Service provides mowing, weeding, pruning and mulching at competitive rates. We do one off jobs to get your garden under control, as well as regular mowing and weeding to keep yo... Read more

    Holt,ACT

    Anita: He was able to do the work required very quickly even with short no...   Read more reviews

    3 June 2014

  • 23 Reviews
    4.3 

    Home Property Group specialises in all aspects of property maintenance, renovations and building works. Since our inception in 2010 we have been successful in providing service to our clients' sati... Read more

    Amaroo,ACT

    Sheldon: Darin provided excellent service and bottom line I was very happy w...   Read more reviews

    24 December 2015

  • 15 Reviews
    4.9 

    Interior and exterior painting we also do plastering repairs ,staining decks,painting fences,future walls,wall paper,pretty much anything u need painted we can do it we take pride in the work will ... Read more

    Kambah,ACT

    Jennifer: I found it very easy to work with John, he had to work with some re...   Read more reviews

    25 August 2017

  • CDAL

    Looking for a small add-on in your yard or a whole new landscape to completely change your property? No job too big or small ! From concreting/paving to decks/pergolas, we do it all ! Specializin... Read more

    Fadden,ACT

    Wayne: Great service from Matt and Dan. Speedy response to quote request, ...   Read more reviews

    27 June 2015

  • 4 Reviews
    5.0 

    Our passion is to design, create and maintain stunning outdoor environments to give our clients a more enjoyable lifestyle. We specialize in: Retaining walls, Turf and irrigation, Paving and edgi... Read more

    Dunlop,ACT

    Micheal: Excellent service. High standards and pride in craftsmanship. I wou...   Read more reviews

    25 November 2014

  • B4T
    6 Reviews
    5.0 

    Fully licenced and qualified Trades High quality services and products New Homes Extension/Renovations Decks and Pergolas Bathrooms and Kitchens Building Maintenance Read more

    Monash,ACT

    Dawn: He was fantastic. I will definitely use him again.   Read more reviews

    30 March 2015

  • 5 Reviews
    4.2 

    Bathroom & kitchen renovation specialist. Obligation free quote, personalised service detailed quotations fixed price contracts design and construct detailed scheduling Call us now to org... Read more

    Chisholm,ACT

    Jan: These guys were absolutely reliable and extremely professional. I ...   Read more reviews

    30 July 2013

  • Services: Carpentry ( Rory ) ph: 0403 163 776 - New homes - Extensions - Renovations - Demolition - Doors - Pergolas - Decks - General maintenance Roofing ( Matthew ) ph: 0401 408... Read more

    Richardson,ACT

    Sam: Great service, fixed leak ASAP, this was many months ago and much r...   Read more reviews

    31 May 2016

  • G&MC

    licensed builder who has been in industry for 20years. father & son team with all insurances ,references etc Read more

    Isabella Plains,ACT

    James: The work completed was of high quality and of great detail. Excelle...   Read more reviews

    21 April 2015

  • 2CS
    2 Reviews
    5.0 

    Quality carpentry -Efficient with time -Professional service I'm Just starting out with my new business. I'm eager to make my customers happy with the work I do and the service I provide.  Read more

    Calwell,ACT

    Claire: Billy installed built in bookshelves in my house and did a nice job...   Read more reviews

    11 November 2017

  • I am a qualified carpenter who has recently started my own buisness and am looking to take on additional work. With almost 10 years of experience, I have had extensive exposure to all aspects of ca... Read more

    Theodore,ACT

    Mark: Tim took on a large job at my place being 55 square metres decking,...   Read more reviews

    6 March 2015

  • 2 Reviews
    5.0 

    If you are seeking a reliable, honest and friendly tradesman contact Mick's Valley Landscapes. Specializing in all areas of Landscape construction including paving, concreting, fencing, retain... Read more

    Gordon,ACT

    Simone: He was incredibly quick and efficient he made the garden look so ne...   Read more reviews

    8 May 2015

Pro Tips on Decking

If you’re looking for a surefire way to improve your property and increase its value, decking might be a good way to go. Apart from enhancing the appeal of your home’s exterior, it can also serve different functions. Because of the additional space it provides, you can have a specific area where you can entertain guests, relax with a cup of tea, or simply enjoy the view of your garden.

Another good thing about outdoor decking: it’s relatively more affordable than other types of home addition. Of course, the cost of patio decking may vary from, let’s say, roof decking; however, decking in general is an inexpensive home improvement solution.

What are the different types of decking?

Decking isn’t a one-size-fits-all structure. It comes in various sizes, forms, styles, and materials — it’s fully customisable. Talk to your local deck builders about your needs and preferences. This will definitely help them construct something that’s perfect for you.

Wondering about the available options for you? Here are some types of decking that you might want to consider:

  1. Merbau decking
    Merbau is a type of hardwood originating from Indonesia. It’s known for its exceptional quality, strength, and durability. Typically, it has a deep red brown colour, so if you think it would complement the colour scheme of your home, this might be the right choice for you.

  2. Pressure-treated wood decking
    This type of decking has been a favourite among homeowners because of its low cost and awesome benefits. As the name implies, it is made with insecticide and anti-rot treatment, which enables it to withstand the test of time. Pressure-treated wood has a tan or brown colour, but if you think that’s a bit dull, you can try enhancing it by staining. Also, be prepared for maintenance costs as this type of deck requires resealing or restaining every couple of years.

  3. Composite decking
    Composite decks are made of wood fiber and recycled polyethylene. With its premium quality and nice appearance, you would think that you really have a natural timber deck instead of an artificial one. Additionally, composite decking has a wide range of textures and colours, so you can count on its design versatility. Some deck contractors may have a machine for heating planks as well; this enables them to create inlaid designs for a more unique appearance.

  4. Aluminium decking
    If you want something that looks other than a wooden deck, aluminium decking is a good alternative. It’s durable and low maintenance, and it can be interlocked so as to prevent rain or water from dripping through.

Decking maintenance tips

Of course, you would want your deck to constantly look pristine. That’s why it’s important to ensure its regular upkeep. Don’t worry, though, because you won’t have to allot so much time and effort in order to do this. By performing these simple maintenance tricks, you can have a beautiful deck for a long period.

Clean your deck regularly.

The cleaning method that you’re going to use may vary depending on the type of dirt that you need to remove and the material of your deck. For vinyl decks, you can use a stiff broom for scrubbing its surface. Make sure you do this in a circular motion and afterwards rinse thoroughly.

For composite decks, it’s best to use a soft brush. Pressure washing is not advisable as it can damage the deck and void any relevant warranty. To get rid of stains and marks, try using a deck brightener that contains oxalic acid.

Try sealing or staining.

Sealing is often recommended for composite decking. However, make sure that you’re using a product that’s specifically designed for such material. Use a brush and apply two thin coats. For railings, it’s better to use small rollers than brushes.

Inspect your deck for damage.

Do a regular inspection of your deck to know if there are any forms of damage that need to be fixed. Look for cracks or rotten parts and pay special attention to ledgers, beams, posts, and joists. If anything must be rectified, make sure to call an expert to handle the necessary repairs.

What to look for when hiring decking businesses

  • Make sure that the contractors are skilled and experienced.
    Ensure that you’re dealing with qualified businesses. With their expertise and knowledge in the trade, they can guide you throughout the entire process — from checking local council requirements to actual construction. You should also look at photos of their recent works. This gives you a good idea on their level of workmanship.

  • Find out their specialisations.
    Check the list of services that they’re offering and make sure it includes the service you need. If, for instance, you’re looking to have a metal roof decking, it’s best to hire someone who specialises in that type of deck or at least someone with experience in that kind of service.

  • Read customer reviews.
    Have a look at their previous clients’ comments about their work. This will show you if they’re trustworthy and reliable and if it’s worth hiring them for your decking project. Check out these reviews on some of the best decking contractors in Canberra:

”Dan was extremely approachable, reliable and hardworking. Dan and his team had lots of great ideas for how to make my design work for my budget. Dan listens to clients and provides invaluable suggestions.” - Anna on Dan Cusack Landscapes

”He was able to do the work required very quickly even with short notice.He did an excellent job.” - Anita from Charnwood, ACT on Delorger Garden Service

”i am very happy with the job they have done. They acted very professionally and got the job done on time on budget and no mass left behind. i would recommend anyone to them and I would hire them again. Esther” - Esther from Kaleen, ACT on Capital Decks and Landscaping

Cost of decking services

Decking services vary in prices, but typically businesses charge an average of $160/m2. Aside from size, other factors that can affect the cost is the type of decking that you prefer. Naturally veranda decking, for instance, will have different pricing than roof decking. So when posting your job, make sure to be specific; this helps businesses quote accurately.