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Deck Materials In Canberra

Dec 28

Common materials Used to make Decks.

A deck is a great way to create living space outside and also an attractive addition to your home. Decks are available in many shapes, sizes and materials, each of which has benefits that make it more suitable for certain applications. Canberra Pergolas is a company that uses only high-quality materials to build decks, contact them on (02) 6130 0799 since they're are known as the leading Canberra patios, carports, pergolas builders. Let's take a look at the most common decks materials used in Canberra.


Timber is a common material for decking in Canberra. There are many types of timbers available, and it is important to choose the best type for your application. The five main considerations when choosing a timber decking material include:

Strength – different timbers have different strengths, so what's right for one job may not be suitable for another.

Appearance – two aspects contribute to appearance - colour (natural or stained) and grain pattern. Different boards contain varying degrees of natural wood character; some contain very little figure while others can look like something from an exotic rainforest floor!

Durability – durability depends on resistance to fungal decay and termite attack as well as strength. If you live in a hot, dry area with plenty of sun exposure, naturally durable species such as ironbark, spotted gum, and cedar will be a good choice.


Composite Decking

Composite decking is also another popular choice. Composite decking is made from a combination of wood fibres and plastics. It is available in different colours and finishes, including those that look like natural timber.

One advantage of composite decking over timber decking is that it doesn't require any staining or painting, although a sealant can be applied for extra protection. It is also resistant to rot, decay and insects. It is also environmentally friendly because it is made from recycled products. However, it will need to be maintained more regularly than timber decking because its appearance can fade with time and exposure to sunlight.

Composite is also less durable than hardwood species like ironbark or spotted gum (which are naturally very resistant), but this depends on the quality of the product used in manufacturing composite decking. If you do choose a lower-quality product, your deck may not last as long as expected before needing replacement. However, it is more expensive than timber decking.

PVC Decking 

PVC decking involves the installation of a plastic decking surface that is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It is becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners and businesses because it is durable, easy to install and maintain, and relatively inexpensive.

One downside of PVC decking is that it can be quite slippery in wet weather conditions, so you may need to take extra precautions if you are planning on using this type of decking near a swimming pool or other wet area.

Aluminium Decks 

Aluminium is also a popular choice for decking materials, as it is strong, lightweight and corrosion-resistant. It also has a long lifespan, making it a wise investment.

However, aluminium decks can be quite expensive, and they are not as widely available as timber or PVC decks.


Vinyl Decks

Vinyl decks are also used for decks, but they are not as popular as timber, PVC or aluminium decks. They are made out of plastic, vinyl and rubber.

They are easy to install, but they can't handle heavy traffic or wet weather conditions as well as other decks. They typically have a shorter lifespan than most types of decking materials too.

One advantage of vinyl decks is that they are relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain. They also come in a variety of colours and styles, so you can find one that will suit your needs.

However, vinyl decks can be quite slippery when wet, so you may need to take extra precautions if you are planning on using this type of decking near a swimming pool or other wet area.


Looking for Professional Deck Builders in Canberra?

Canberra Pergolas is a company that deals with decking and pergolas in Canberra. We have a wide range of materials to choose from, so you can find the perfect material for your needs. We also have a team of experienced professionals who can help you build your dream deck.

Our workers are exp[erioenced in outdoor structures building and will help you choose the best materials for your deck. We are the leading Canberra carports and other deck builders. Call us today on (02) 6130 0799 for help with your deck.


Canberra Pergolas


Address: Unit 1910/3 Grazier Lane, Belconnen ACT 2617

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: (02) 6130 0799