Let us answer some of the most commonly asked questions about our sundecks
Why would I choose to install a deck?
Decking can be made to suit any outdoor space from creating or expanding an entertainment area, using unfriendly sloping spaces or providing a beautiful housing for your pool or Jacuzzi.
Do I need plans when installing a deck?
You need to take into account building regulation bylaws when installing a deck. This can be provided by your local municipality.
How long will my decking last?
Naturally durable species of wood are used in the construction of a deck to insure a longer life span. It is also acceptable to use pre-treated varieties such as H4 Treated Pine as structural supports. Decking should offer a 15 year service life as a minimum with ongoing maintenance & care.
Do I get warranty on my decking?
We offer a 24 month guarantee on our workmanship.
My garden is sloping, can I still have a deck?
Decking is an ideal solution for sloping gardens. The manner of construction (ground mounted posts supporting the structure) means slopes can be eradicated quickly and cost effectively without the need to build heavy foundations or excavate large quantities of soil.
Can I put lights in my deck?
Yes, small up lighters that are recessed into the top surface of the boards.
Can I put a jacuzzi on my deck?
Yes, these options include cladding of sides for above or sunken in, stairs and benches
Why are there gaps between boards?
Swelling or expansion during condition change must be accounted for when installing a deck. Therefore boards should be placed approximately 4mm from one another. This also allows for water runoff and prevents the accumulation of dirt between boards.
Additional items on the deck:
Lighting, Flower boxes, Benches, Stairs, Pool pump covers, Hatches
Do I pay for quotations?
No, we provide free written quotations
Can references be supplied?
Yes, on request.
Should I seal my deck?
Wood that is left unprotected will eventually dry out and the timber will become brittle and crack. Sealer is what protects your deck from the elements and foot traffic.
How do I maintain my deck?
Your deck should be re-sealed every 12 - 18 months to keep it in good condition. Give your tired-looking deck a facelift sooner rather than later as it will need sanding if it is left longer. We do offer maintenance at a cost of R150 - R200 per square metre. Repairs are quoted on separately
What type of fixings are used on the deck?
We use kalguarded screws or stainless steel marine grade depending on your environment.
Do I need a balustrade?
Decks above 1m off the ground would need a balustrade for safety measures.