So you’d like a new timber deck for your Melbourne home. Perhaps you could build it yourself. You’ll need to draw up plans, see if you need council approval, jump through all the red tape, order and pick up all the materials, measure and set out your deck, dig the holes for the foundations after travelling to the hardware store for a new shovel, install the stumps and bearers, fit the joists…
Let’s face it, building a new Melbourne timber deck is too difficult for the average person. Even if you have the skills and tools, how will you find the time in your hectic life? And do you really want to tackle the planning approval process and jump through the hoops of the red tape?
There’s a simple way to build a new Melbourne timber deck and it will only take one step: Pick up the phone and call Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674!
We’ll make the building of your new timber deck dead easy with our concept to clean up promise. That is, we’ll take care of everything for you, from the first discussion to talk about your needs (i.e. the concept) to the final clean up at the end. This includes looking after any planning or other red tape. It couldn’t be easier.
Timber deck – Western Melbourne
If you live in the western suburbs of Melbourne, there’s even more good news as there’s a local guy who’s got all the skills and knowledge to do an expert job. Jaan McKenzie is the Outside Concepts Western Victoria branch owner and he has vast experience in building timber decks for Melbourne clients.
Take a look at the gallery of timber deck images on Jaan’s page and on the rest of the Outside Concepts website. Plus, if you’d like to organise Jaan to come to your home for a free, no-obligation design and quote, there’s a contact form you can submit.
Melbourne timber deck maintenance
Once Jaan designs and builds your new Melbourne timber deck you’ll want to look after it and keep it looking as good as the day it was built. If you’ve chosen a budget timber deck made from treated pine you may paint it, but if you’ve chosen hardwood or want a more natural look for your treated pine deck you’ll likely want to oil it, or in the case of treated pine apply stain. The process isn’t difficult or arduous:
- First off, give your deck a good brush with a broom.
- Clean your deck with detergent or a commercial deck cleaner and let dry.
- Apply oil or stain with an applicator, roller or large brush. While you can get oil-based products, it’s a good idea to use water-based as it dries quickly.
- Let the first coat dry and apply one or two more coats.
Pretty simple, and your Melbourne timber deck will be protected and look beautiful for another year or more.
Find out about Outside Concepts’ 10-year structural warranty. Call us on 1800 601 674.