Adding a deck to your outdoor area not only adds value to your home, it also adds a world of enjoyment. Imagine having a dedicated place to entertain family and friends or somewhere tranquil to relax after a long day. You’ll feel like you’re on holiday.    

Whether you’re the hands-on building type or more of an ideas and design person, you’ll want to do as much research as possible before any decking is laid. Some of the questions you should consider are: 

  • Do I choose timber or composite?
  • Which product lasts longer when exposed to the weather?
  • Is there decking specific for pool areas?

Then there’s the colour, the accessories and design. Let’s take a more detailed look at what it takes to create the perfect outdoor deck.

Choosing between Timber and Composite Decking

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to use timber or composite decking. Both have their pros and cons but which one is best for you?

Timber Decking

Timber decking includes natural timbers like Jarrah, Spotted Gum, Blackbutt, Fijian Mahogany and Merbau. These products are created as nature designed them and often no two boards are alike. Some people prefer the look and texture of timber boards and feel that plastic composite boards are unnatural. Ironically, choosing a natural product like timber requires more hands-on maintenance.

Unless you want your timber deck to prematurally deteriorate, you must keep it properly maintained with a protective coating. This is not a one-off job, you’ll have to reapply the coating over the life of your timber deck.

Composite Decking

As the technology and manufacturing of composite decking has improved, so too has its popularity. Today’s composite boards have the look and appeal of timber but without the ongoing maintenance. For those do-it-yourselfers, you may prefer to build with composite decking – the long, set lengths are a dream to work with. While composite decking may be a larger upfront investment compared to timber, it provides a long lasting, low maintenance decking option.   

Designs For Your Outdoor Deck 

There are endless outdoor deck designs you can choose from. Here are some ideas to get you inspired.

Split-level Decking

Incorporating raised decking areas allows you to create unique angles and give your backyard a viewing platform and different designated zones.

Undercover Decking

Minimising your deck’s exposure to the weather will help extend its life. A covered deck also gives you multiple furniture options and you’ll create a space that can be used all year round.   

Pool Decking

Composite decking is a popular option around pools. It’s not affected by water exposure and comes in non-slip varieties. It’s also splinter-free – perfect for bare feet.

Lighting your deck

Incorporating decking lights will add another element to your outdoor area. You may use lighting for added safety or purely aesthetics, either way it’ll also encourage you to use your outdoor deck day and night.

Colour matching

If you want to match the colour of your deck to the colour of your existing décor, you’ll have more options with composite decking than timber decking. Composite decking is more consistent in colour; however, you may find the contrasting colours of timber decking are more eye-catching. 

How your outdoor decking boards are made

Understanding how and where your decking is made is important for two main reasons:

  1. It can determine the overall cost of your decking
  2. It allows you to make a moral choice about which decking to purchase 

Most of the timber used for your outdoor timber deck will come from sustainably managed forests. The Australian managed plantations ensure that resources are plentiful and are continuously replenished for future generations. The careful control of resources has kept prices affordable for everyday households.

Composite Timber is made from a combination of materials including sawdust, wood chips and recycled plastics. Basically, materials that would have been discarded or sent to landfill are being used to create new composite timber decking.   

Now that you know more about the various types of decking and design available, you can start the next step – product samples and quotes. If you’d like a sample of a particular timber or composite deck, Decking Perth can help. 

If you’ve got more questions about designs for your deck or you want to find a qualified builder who can make your ideas come to life, contact the team at Decking Perth.

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Whether you know what decking you want, or you’d like a quote on a variety of products, talk to Decking Perth. We offer competitive prices on all products and accessories which are sourced from local and international suppliers.

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If you’d like to see and feel your decking before you buy, come and visit our showroom in Balcatta. We have displays of timber decking and composite timber that you can walk on to get a real feel of how your decking will look.

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Our customers say

We couldn't be more pleased with the result of our new decking built by Dean and his team from Allstyle Build using composite decking sourced from Decking Perth. Dean's customer service and attention to detail was really appreciated and his pricing was value for money given the excellent result. Wouldn't hesitate recommending both Allstyle Build and Decking Perth's products for any decking project.
Paul Hamersley
Paul Hamersley
11:43 24 Mar 22
Ive just had my new composite deck supplied by Decking Perth. The whole process was so easy and professional. James and Eric from JLA Carpentry did a fantastic job doing the installation. The workmanship is top class. Highly recommended.
Steve Blight
Steve Blight
04:46 09 Mar 22
I had no idea where to start when it came to getting decking installed. I was so pleased when I found Decking Perth because they did all the tricky stuff for me - all I had to do was tell them what I was after and what colour and they did the rest. The contractor I ended up choosing to do the instal was fantastic. Couldn't be happier with my new deck! So thank you!
Kealy Hardman
Kealy Hardman
08:12 19 Feb 22
We had our front entrance decking replaced with the composite product - Spanish Saffron colour - and am super happy with the outcome. The service and advice/options provided by Perth Decking was very professional and Eric and his team did a fantastic really great job.Recommend Perth Decking and their teams without any hesitation.
Nico Spangenberg
Nico Spangenberg
10:35 13 Feb 22
Mazlin Junid
Mazlin Junid
03:04 09 Feb 22
Highly recommend Decking Perth. They were super helpful from the initial shop visit to the many questions and queries I had, right through to the installation by the fantastic Jake. Cannot fault.
anna wingell
anna wingell
09:35 17 Jan 22
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Ashleigh at Decking Perth was very helpful and the installers Michael and Liam from Lesgo Construction were reliable, friendly, on time and did a quality job. Nothing was to much trouble and I would definitely use them again..
Rod Wright
Rod Wright
10:40 13 Dec 21
Great service and product
Ryan C
Ryan C
05:12 13 Oct 21
Decking Perth provide great advice for novice deck buyers by showing you a wide range of products underpinned by knowledge and a conduit to deck builders. A couple of days after we visited Decking Perth one of their preferred contractors provided a very competitive quotation and we engaged AllStyle Carpentry. Decking Perth supplied all materials as they are a One Stop Shop for the contractor. The Modwood Xtteme deck looks fantastic and we could not be happier with it. Thank you Decking Perth as your business supported our thinking and your advice saw the planning come together and we now have a lovely deck.Phill Cribb
Phill CRIBB
Phill CRIBB
10:14 21 Apr 21
Could not recommend Deck Perth more. I had a small area at the front of my house which needed Composite decking supplied and installed. Visited their shop for ideas, then they organised a contractor to attend for a quote to install. All done within 2.5 weeks and over the moon with the end result at a reasonable price, thanks again
Owen Taylor
Owen Taylor
04:01 08 May 20
I contacted Decking Perth regarding an extension to our current Trex Deck. They took my details and within 4 hours I had been contacted by 2 decking installers and both had attended and quoted within 3 days. Jamie from Elite Decking had the job completed the following week! Lovely team, quiet, clean and tidy workers, on time and on budget, attention to detail exceptional. You cannot tell the difference between the 5 year old deck and the new extension. Highly recommend Elite Decking and Decking Perth.
Louise Bray
Louise Bray
06:27 28 Jan 20
I had some Trex (tiki torch colour) decking installed just before Christmas 2019. Jamie was great to deal with and did a great job installing the product. He and Phil were also very helpful in choosing the best product. Thanks guys! I have no problems recommending Decking Perth to others.
Peter Coulson
Peter Coulson
23:30 05 Jan 20
Great service, professional products.And easy to deal with
Dean Bumbak
Dean Bumbak
19:02 04 Dec 19
As an ordinary DIY supported by a Team of Rockstars to achieve a tremendous result and nothing was too much trouble Cristian and Cassandra.
Aaron Henley-Martin
Aaron Henley-Martin
07:36 22 Nov 19
We were seeking a good quality decking oil for our garden landscaping and out-door shower project. We found the reviews on-line for Cutek Extreme Clear wood preserver were very good and suited us as it is absorbed by the timber thereby ensuring greater life expectancy and a great grain enhancer. In addition re-coating every 18mths to 2yrs appealed as the timber only requires a high pressure wash and a dry off period before re-coating. No sanding required. We chose a New Bronzetone tinter to deepen and enrich the merbau timber grain for an excellent aesthetic finish. Next Project the pool deck!
Chris Pallett
Chris Pallett
04:13 08 Nov 19
Marty Brausch
Marty Brausch
08:47 29 Jul 19
I contacted Decking Perth to see about getting my small courtyard sorted. Cassandra recommended 2 companies to install Trex decking. Marty and his team did a great job. I'm really pleased with the results.
Belinda G
Belinda G
03:34 13 May 19
I use Decking Perth as timber and composite decking supplier, and have dealt with Adrian for years. The team are passionate and strive for innovation, always presenting the latest products to benefit the end user. I'm grateful for their knowledge and desire to see the best fit for purpose product for both client and contractor alike.
Matt Libardi
Matt Libardi
12:47 15 Apr 19
I contacted Decking Perth to get my alfresco area upgrade to latest trex decking. She recommended two subbies however I choose one subiie who is Easy Deck. It was highly impressive to note the way specially Casandra how she provided total service package including resource, material and also best economical options. This is the best customer service i ever had experienced. follow up on work progress, quality control etc are other events Cassendra followed up with customer. it was very impressive work indeed by Easy Deck and Decking Perth.
Great job at a fair price. Thanks Joe!
Steve Collins
Steve Collins
04:25 20 Aug 18
Aaron East Landscape Designs used Trex decking and did an absolutely awesome job. Very professional. Would highly recommend them for decking and landscaping
Kelly Berry
Kelly Berry
03:27 01 May 18
21m2 of decking needed around pool area. Decking Perth provided an easy service to get the job done quickly and at a very good price. Installation contractors were switched on and provided smart options to get around a couple of problem areas. Cannot fault the installation, it is fantastic and sets off the pool area fantastically.Can highly recommend Decking Perth to anyone.
Tim Waldby
Tim Waldby
13:47 05 Oct 17
Sharon Moieni
Sharon Moieni
06:14 26 Sep 17
Made the quoting process very simple and easy and checked in regularly to make sure that we were happy with the process and the finished job.
Samantha Stenersen
Samantha Stenersen
02:06 15 Sep 17
Adrian and the team were extremely pleasant to deal with and provided friendly and informative service throughout the sales process. A thoroughly positive experience from start to finish and the Trex products we purchased look outstanding.
Jon G
Jon G
07:06 12 Sep 17
The service provided by Adrian at Decking Perth was exceptional in helping us select our decking and providing advice regarding the laying. The Torona Brown Trex decking looks great. Neville
Neville Jones
Neville Jones
04:58 06 Sep 17
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