All Decked Out are one of the best decking builders in Melbourne. We specialise in many types of decking. This means you will find a style of decking to your home. We build decks to all suburbs of Melbourne
All Decked Out will custom design your new decking. As part of the custom design process you can choose from a variety of timbers. The types of timber include merbau timber decking and spotted gum timber decking. By custom designing your new deck we will make sure it perfectly matches the style of your home.
If you are thinking of low maintenance alternative to traditional timber decking, then composite timber decks is the answer.
Decks have 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 also offer deck oiling services to revitalise your timber deck's surface.
Find out more about some of our deck projects in our gallery.
Decking Design Melbourne
Your new decking will increase your living space. This means you will be enjoying your outdoor space even more. This is especially true during the Melbourne summer months. As such, 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 your needs.
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 decking has small gaps between the boards to allow water, dirt and leaves to fall between them. This is all specifically designed for low maintenance.
We always take the time to understand your needs when we design your deck. That way, when it comes time to build your deck you are assured that you will get what you want.
You can also be certain that your decked has been built to last. This means you will be enjoying your deck for many years to come.
To make sure you get the most out of your deck, you need to consider the following points. By doing this you will get 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?
At All Decked Out we understand that every property is unique and take this into account when designing your new deck.
Decking Railings & Balustrades
If you require railings or balustrades, we will incorporate them into the design of your deck.
A large variety of styles for balustrades exist to complement decks. This includes 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. However, balustrades can usually be added to your deck at a later stage if required.
Deck Stairs & Ramps
If your deck is on a slope or raised off the ground, you will require stairs or ramps so that you can 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.
There are many options available. This includes whether you needs lots of steps or just a few.
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, but it is in the middle of where you want to build your deck!
At All Decked Out this is not a problem as we will custom design the deck so a tree (or whatever else may be causing the obstacle) is turned into a feature.
A Deck 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 are usually integrated into a deck 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 are assured to get the decking you desire.
Timber Deck Selection
A quality timber is functional, visually attractive and enhances your outdoor living experience. In addition, it increases the value of your home. The following is a selection of popular timbers used for decks in Melbourne:
Most decks are made from hardwood although modern composites, treated pine can also be used. Merbau is by far the timber of choice for decking in Melbourne, 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 can custom design your decking to create the style that is just right for your home.
Staining. If you are looking for a specific colour for your new deck, timber stains provide the solution. In addition, they do not hide the natural grain of the wood.
When staining timber, remember that all stains will darken the timber's colour. This means you need to select a timber with a naturally lighter colour to produce the best result.
Stains are not a weather proofing solution. This means if you are oiling your deck for weather protection purposes, be aware that the oil will often darken the colour too.
Oiling. When a new deck is constructed, the timber is left untreated for several weeks. This is 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 needs to be done yearly to prevent degradation.
All Decked Out offers an Oiling Service, where we revitalise your deck on an annual basis to ensure it is constantly looking at its best.