Transform Your External Living Space!
Thinking of sprucing up your alfresco area? Here, we count down essential tips and tricks when working with timber decks and pergolas for your home.
Decks in Sydney
You can run into safety problems if your deck’s solid foundations are not installed in the right place.
Working a timber deck sounds easy enough but hiring a professional carpenter ensures the job is done properly and to a high quality.
A professional carpenter and builder will know how deep to dig stump holes, attach bearers to stumps and install joists like the top bearers. They can also ensure the quality of materials used.
Outdoor decks are often exposed or outside in harsh elements. The correct hardware ensures longevity of your deck.
Pergolas in Sydney
When it comes to choosing the right pergola style, there are a few considerations to factor in:
- Gable shaped roofs are more expensive than flat roof pergolas but they are brighter and cooler.
- You can manipulate heat and light with your roof sheeting. For instance, steel roof sheets are best placed under direct sun. Polycarbonate (or laserlite) sheets should be placed elsewhere.
- Polycarbonate roof sheets need at least roof slope of 5 degrees. Ask your tradesman if you can build a flat roof pergola by connecting to the house eave.
- Chunkier beams can allow fewer posts while smaller beams require most posts. Cost wise it really does not matter whichever you choose. However, this will help you select the right material to use.
When To Get Your Deck or Pergola Job Done?
Outdoor carpentry work related to decks and pergolas tends to happen more in the Spring and Summer seasons. That is the time of year most Sydney home-owners want to enjoy their outdoor living space. But with that, it can also be tricky finding an available tradie during these peak demand seasons especially in the lead up to Christmas. For this reason, don’t rule out organising to get the job done in Winter. This will allow you to fully enjoy your new space come Spring.
Get a quote from your carpenter and builder. You may also need to arrange a landscaper to add appeal to your deck/pergola. You may also finding yourself needing a handyman in Sydney for all the smaller bits and pieces to complete the space.
Find Builders and Other Tradesmen for your Sydney Deck or Pergola
If you are looking for good builders, carpenters, pergolas specialists or other tradesmen to help with your deck or pergola job, why not let our free Tradebusters Tradesmen Concierge assist you. Our team will speak to you about your job and tell you who in our network could be a good fit for you.