5 Reasons To Choose Timber for Your New Deck
Updated: Apr 5
Australians love nothing more than enjoying time with friends and family over a BBQ in the garden or backyard, and as such, homes with ample outside space are highly prized. In many homes, the outside space has had just as much attention paid to it during construction, as the inside has, and Australians pride themselves on having manicured lawns and striking, functional decks.
If you’re having a new home built, or are seeking to improve the condition, appeal and functionality of your garden, you might well be considering having a deck installed. Stylish, durable and used for any number of purposes, a well-constructed and properly maintained deck can add value, comfort and appeal to any Gold Coast home, but what should your new deck be made out of?
Timber decking has many advantages when compared to other materials, and here are five reasons why you should choose it for your new deck:
1. A timber deck can increase the value of your property
With a high-performance timber deck that has been professionally installed, you can make your home more appealing to buyers, and even increase its value.
2. Timber decks are multi-functional
Depending upon the size of your new timber deck, it can become a wonderfully useful space for all sorts of purposes, from entertaining and socializing to relaxing, studying or exercising.
3. Bring the outside in, and vice versa
Homes with amazing outside space are in high demand, especially after the effects of the ongoing pandemic, when many people were confined to their homes for weeks, sometimes months on end. Being able to take your indoor activities outside, and vice versa, gives homeowners the ultimate in comfort and pleasure.
4. Timber decks are unapologetically stunning
A home with a timber deck will always stand out from its neighbours simply because of its visual appeal, and if treated and maintained well, it can last for many, many years. While it is more expensive than composite decking, many view it as a superior material, and if you want to show your neighbours that you value quality, then timber decking is the way to go!
5. Combine durability with style
What can be better than a beautiful wooden deck that’s both hardwearing and stylish? To truly enhance your home and invest in something that’s going to bring you pleasure for years to come, or help you sell your home quicker and for more, a timber deck is the single most effective choice.
Can I lay artificial grass on my timber deck?
Absolutely! Provided you have your deck built by a reputable company who take pride in the quality of the materials they use, and the work they produce, then you can make your deck look even more stylish with the addition of artificial grass.
How long will my timber deck last?
While there are a number of factors that can affect the longevity of your timber deck (your chosen decking firm will go through these with you in detail), they can typically last for several decades.
If you want to enhance the look and feel of your home with a deck, choose timber for its lasting appeal, but always make sure you hire an experienced firm to build it for you.