Timber decking is considered essential by many Brisbane homeowners. It seems to be one of the most popular DIY projects in Australia. Timber decking is used to improve the appearance of homes and to create value due to added space. They are a lot of fun, too. Here are some of the reasons timber decking is so popular in Brisbane.
The Esthetic of Timber Decking
There are a lot of opinions on why timber decking is so attractive. Whatever the reason, most Australians really love their timber decks. Timber decking is used to enhance the appearance of many different facets of homes in Brisbane. When incorporated into landscaping designs, timber decks create enjoyable outdoor space while enhancing the appearance of the garden.
Timber decks can also be used for balconies or verandahs. They also make great footpaths, ramps or landings. Outside of the home, they are also used for purposes as divergent as restaurant dining areas and caravan decks. Timber decks can be enhanced by planters, lighting or outdoor seating. They can also be enhanced fully to create an alfresco living area that rivals anything you can do indoors, but for a lot less money.
A lot of people build timber decks close to swimming pools. The surface is a lot easier to walk on than concrete and doesn’t get nearly as hot in the summer.
Advantages of Timber Decking
Timber decking is great for many uses in a climate like that of Brisbane. When combined with landscaping, it can not only enhance the appearance of your garden, but also provide you with more function and space to enjoy your lifestyle. Because timber is a natural substance and a great insulator, it doesn’t get too hot or too cold, even with bare feet.
A timber deck is a great place to relax with food or beverages. Your accommodations can be simple or ornate, depending upon your taste and your budget. You can enjoy it by yourself or entertain your friends, family and neighbours.
Timber decks provide you with a lot more living area at a cost that is far less than that of adding on to your home. Even a timber deck with a roof and screen windows is easy to create and doesn’t require much in the way of expensive structural components.
Alfresco Living Areas
While a timber deck can be simple, it can also be the base for an alfresco living area. We have seen alfresco living areas built into the garden or built high off the ground, even as high as the second floor. We have seen people create alfresco living areas with full kitchens, flat screen TV’s, beer coolers and even pizza ovens.
The magic of an alfresco living area is that it gives you all of the comforts and extra living space, but without the cost of an addition or extension. For those who like to entertain a lot of people, the best option is usually to have a large alfresco area extending from your back porch. They make a great place to have a BBQ and an extra fridge for cold beverages. Add a few pieces of garden furniture such as chairs and tables and you have an area that is perfect for entertaining guests.
Timber Decking Options that are Popular in Brisbane
The first decision to make on a timber deck is what kind of timber you are going to use. We are big fans of Merbau, also known as Kwila, but we offer Blackbutt, ACQ-treated Pine, Hopea and a variety of mixed Australian Hardwood products.
The next decision is whether you want to use a clear finish, a stain or a paint. We like the distinctive appearance of Merbau with a clear finish, but there are many subtle stains that can make Pine look great. Some may prefer a painted deck.
Call the Best Timber Decking Suppliers in Brisbane
At Narangba Timbers, our customer service is even better than our selection. We have a display deck that will show you numerous combinations of timber and finishes. Our “Decks-Perts” can help you every step of the way to make sure your timber deck is a smashing success.
To learn more, call us today: (07) 3888 1293.