All Decked Out are one of the best decking builders in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs. We specialise in many types of decking. This means you are assured you will find a style to suit. We provide deck building services to all suburbs of Melbourne - including the Eastern suburbs.
All Decked Out will custom design your new deck. As part of the custom design process will choose from a variety of timbers (including merbau timber decking and spotted gum timber decking) to suit your individual deck needs.
If you are thinking of low maintenance alternative to traditional timber decking, then composite timber decks may be the answer. By custom designing your new deck we make sure it perfectly matches the style of your home.
Decking has become a popular design feature of outdoor living, kitchen and entertaining areas as it provides a natural extension of your living space from the indoors to the outdoors.
We offer deck oiling services to revitalise your timber decking's surface.
Find out more about some of our decking projects in our gallery.
Decking Design Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs
As your decking will increase your living space, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space more, it is important that you select a deck that best fits your needs. Decks are very versatile and come in many shapes and sizes to suit.
Bench seating with storage, balustrades and rails, as well as stairs can all be incorporated into your new deck. Your new deck can be square, rectangular, circular, or even multi level.
Your deck will be designed for low maintenance. You will notice that decks have small gaps between the boards to allow water, dirt and leaves to fall between them - all designed for low maintenance.
We always take the time to understand your needs when we design your decking. That way, when it comes time to build your deck you are assured you will love what you get.
You will also be certain that your deck has been built to last. Because of this you will be enjoy decking for many years to come.
To make sure you get the most out of your decking, you should consider the following points when selecting the deck that best suits your needs:
Decking from the Ground Up
Decking is very versatile and can be installed over existing concrete or pavers.
Decks can also be built on a sloping block. So why not turn an unused part of your backyard into a good looking feature of your home in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
At All Decked Out we understand that every property is unique and take this into account when designing your new decking.
Decking Railings & Balustrades
If you require railings or balustrades, we can incorporate them into the design of your deck.
A large variety of styles for balustrades exist to complement decking. These include steel wire; glass and timber. To ensure the best finish it is best to integrate them into the design of the deck when it is first constructed. This improves the structural integrity of your new deck. However, balustrades can usually be added to your deck at a later stage if needed.
Decking Stairs & Ramps
If your decking is on a slope or raised off the ground, you will require stairs or ramps to gain access to your deck from your garden.
However, there is no need to compromise on the style of your deck just because steps or ramps are required.
This is because there are many options available. Whether you only need one or two steps or quite a few because your deck has been built on a sloping piece of ground we can build it.
Decking & Obstructions
Often a deck is added to an existing home to enhance an outdoor living experience. When this happens, sometimes a unique solution is required for an unusual situation.
For example, you may have a large tree that you want to retain as it provides shade in the summer. The problem is that it is in the middle of where you want to build your deck!
At All Decked Out this is not a problem. Because we custom design the decks a tree (or whatever else may be causing the obstacle) is turned into a feature.
Decking as Part of a Larger Outdoor Project
Often a deck is a part of a larger outdoor living project. As we provide a range of outdoor living solutions besides decking - including pergolas, verandahs, external doors and decorative fences and gates we can design it all for you.
We can also help you design your outdoor living area - whether it is for entertaining or incorporating an outdoor kitchen. We can also help you with all your landscaping needs.
Additional Features for your Decking
Custom features like seats, storage, retaining walls, privacy screens, glass pools fences etc can be integrated into a decking project to improve your living space.
Whether you want the additional feature for decoration or function - we will personalise the design of your deck to perfectly match your needs.
Because we take the time to understand your needs, you can be assured to get the decking you desire.
Timber Selection for Decking
Quality decking should be functional, as well as visually attractive to enhance both your outdoor living experience and the value of your home. The following is a selection of the type of timbers that you can use for your new deck.
Most decks are made from hardwood. However, modern composites and treated pine can also be used. Merbau is by far the timber of choice for decks in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs, but many alternatives exist. Selecting timber for your new deck for Melbourne's varying harsh climate - from cold winters to hot summers - is important.
For more information on specific timbers the following websites offer in depth information on various timbers and their best uses:
Style of Decking
Most decks are built using 90mm boards 19mm in height with 4mm spacing between boards. But you are not limited to this sizing. Decking boards come in different widths and are fastened to joists. Normally the boards join end on end and are staggered to prevent seems from becoming too distinct.
At All Decked Out we custom design your decking to create the style that is just right for your home.
If you are looking for a specific colour for your new deck, timber stains provide the solution without hiding the natural grain of the wood.
When staining timber, remember that all stains will darken the timber's colour. This means selecting a timber with a naturally lighter colouring will often produce the best results.
Stains are not a weather proofing solution.This means if you are oiling your decking for weather protection purposes, be aware that the oil will often darken the colour too.
On the construction of a new deck, the timber is left untreated for several weeks to allow it to adapt and weather. However, if the timber is left untreated for an extended time (several months to years) weather and regular usage will take its toll on the timber.
Oiling the timber (after its initial weathering period) will seal the timber's surface against the worst effects of continual usage and weather. For best results, oiling should be performed yearly to prevent degradation.
All Decked Out offers an Oiling Service. This service revitalises your decking on an annual basis to ensure it is constantly looking at its best.