So you’ve decided you want a new deck for your home. The thought of outdoor leisure and beers around the barbie with friends and family is too great to resist. It could be a brand new deck, or an old deck being replaced. There is now so many things to think about – Where will we build it? What will we build it from? How much will it cost? What will the local council say? These are all great questions and things you need to consider.
Location and inspiration
Whether you want to build a brand new deck or replace or extend an existing one, a great place to start is to look around for inspiration for your newly decked area. Firstly think about where you would like the deck to go – Will it be at the front of the house? The side? Or the back? Round the pool? Will it need stairs and how many? Will you need balustrades? Will you want a privacy screen? What will the orientation of the deck be? The list goes on!
A lot of people don’t have the slightest clue where to start, design-wise. We suggest looking at as many photos as you can, of as many different styles as you can. This will give you more inspiration, and let you see first hand what certain colours and styles work well together and within different areas of different types of properties. Remember, the more information you can give to your deck building company up front, the easier and quicker the process will be for you from start to finish. You can begin your search for inspiration by looking through our Amazing Decks website gallery, or other great places to find inspiration are Instagram and Pinterest.
Do you have a budget in mind?
The price ranges of different decks can vary dramatically, depending on all sorts of factors like size, material, location and more, so you must always keep your budget in mind during the initial design stages to ensure the project stays inside a realistic price range. If you are prepared with your desired ideas and sizes before you contact your deck builder, they can often provide you with a fairly realistic quote straight away (sometimes even over the phone if you are really prepared and handy with a tape measure!). Of course, you won’t be able to provide every detail as each project is completely unique, but the more information you can provide, the more realistic your initial budget can be. Don’t forget other things to include in your budget are council approval costs, and the possibility of needing extra sets of stairs and balustrades as per council regulations.
Professional design services
Building the right deck for your home can be a very complex and time consuming process. Choosing the right design, colour and materials can sometimes be a bit of a headache if you’ve never had any experience in doing so. Here at Amazing Decks, our team can assist you right through the whole process from quoting and design through to finance and final construction.
A great deck building company like Amazing Decks will offer clients a design and drafting service that will enable them to design their new deck, patio or outdoor area. We have a professional drafting service for designing a creative plan with the latest innovative designs. Our team of designers are up to date with all town planning and approval issues in your area so there is no guesswork when designing your special project.
Amazing Decks believe our designers are the best choice to help you design the perfect deck, all the way from the rough concept to finished construction drawings ready for our carpenters to build. If you already started designing your deck, pergola or patio we can still help to turn your preliminary plan into a full set of finished plans ready to build.
Our designers start by modeling your new deck using a CAD system. This lets you really explore your new deck design well before construction. We believe this is a much better system in the long run. These plans are designed to clearly and simply communicate the design to the carpenters building your deck and council authorities so that your project goes as smooth as possible.
At Amazing Decks we believe your outdoor area should be a reflection of you, your family and your lifestyle and we are committed to helping you design a deck or outdoor area that is perfect for you.
If you would like to give us a call to discuss your decking, we would love to help so that you and your family can relax and enjoy having a beer on your new deck very soon.