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Decking, Central Coast

Decking and patios are one of the most popular home improvement additions for Central Coast, NSW homes.

Possibly no other home improvement adds so much value for such a relatively small outlay.

VDS Carpentry are the Central Coast decking specialists when it comes to creating fine decks of distinction.

We have built a reputation for superior workmanship and exceptional results at a fair price.

Decks are an ingrained part of Australian life; they’re brilliant for outdoor entertaining and socialising.

With the addition of a verandah, decks add additional living space and even in wet weather the children can still play outside without getting under your feet.

Decks also create a wonderful transition space that enhances the indoor/outdoor flow through your home.

A deck allows you to feel more connected with Mother Nature.

Decks are part of the Australian way of life.

Timber Decking

VDS Carpentry are renowned for building decks that combine creative flair, inspired material choices, and solid functionality.

In short, yes, provided it meets the Australian Building Code we can build you the deck of your dreams.

Fortunately, the old days of using rather ordinary bog-standard materials for decks have long gone. There is an enormous range of decking materials to choose from including:

  • Merbau Decking – Merbau is one of the most popular choices for Central Coast residents, it’s an environmentally friendly choice and is excellent for external decks due to it’s natural high density, It is also sufficiently fire resistant to meet AUS Standard AS3959 and can be used in bushfire prone areas without any treatment.
  • Treated pine—the cheapest but it can be readily stained or painted to match any colour you want. Pine must be treated for outdoor use and any posts that come into contact with the ground must be treated to the appropriate level. Pine is soft and can be marked or dented relatively easily.
  • Jarrah, Blackbutt, or Spotted Gum—these native timbers combine rugged durability, high fire resistance, and beautiful natural colours and grains. However, Blackbutt can crack if left unsealed.
  • Ironbark—as the name suggests is incredibly tough, one of the toughest of all and its termite, rot, and fire resistance is legendary. It also happens to be a stunningly beautiful timber with a colour ranging from pale brown to brilliant red.
  • Composite decking—typically won’t fade or crack, is made from mostly recycled materials, is termite proof, comes in multiple colours and doesn’t contribute to deforestation. Composite materials also don’t usually require maintenance such as sanding and staining.

The above are just a small sample of available decking materials.

If you’re thinking about using natural timber it’s a good idea to choose timbers that are grown and harvested sustainably (many of the native Australian timbers meet this criteria).

The range of composite and non wood decking materials is huge, from wood laminates to cement board, and your choice of materials may be influenced by design features such as proximity to swimming pools or where decks form part of a roofing area.

The friendly experts at VDS Carpentry can talk you through the possibilities and help you focus your vision with inspired choices.

We can also create beautiful flowing steps that connect seamlessly with your deck. We can also incorporate access ramps and other ease of access aids for where mobility is an issue.

Deck Builder – VDS the Decking Specialist

At VDS Carpentry we believe in making the process of getting your new deck as straightforward as possible.

We will respond to your initial inquiry promptly. A visit to your site at a time convenient for you will allow you to share your vision with us.

Or if you are lost for inspiration we can run some ideas past you.

When you’ve chosen a design we’ll measure up and get a detailed written quote back to you ASAP.

Once you give us the go-ahead we’ll order the materials and set a date that suits you for the project.

We’ll keep you informed of any developments, such as delays with materials supplies or weather delays throughout the project.

Once the deck is finished we complete a thorough inspection of the work area to ensure that our extremely high standards of workmanship have been met and that we have left your property clean and tidy.

Dedicated to Building the Best Decks.

Workplace safety is extremely important to us.

We follow industry best practices and adhere to all safety requirements so that the health and safety of our staff and you and your family is absolutely assured.

We also extend that care and attention to protecting your lawn, garden, plants, pets, and property throughout the project.

We are fully licensed and are backed up by comprehensive insurance cover. VDS Carpentry: we’re dedicated to building the best decks in the Central Coast area.