We’ve put together a simple guide to help you with the process of buying a timber deck.

A timber deck can be a great addition to your home.

Timber decking from Australian Outdoor Living is durable, versatile, stylish and practical, making it perfect for the modern lifestyle.

Nothing beats the feeling of being able to spend time outside in any weather, which is why installing a timber deck is a must-do for any homeowner.

We understand that completely revamping your outdoor entertaining area is a big decision to make, but it can have a positive effect on both your home life and your social life.

Australian Outdoor Living has a great range of quality timber products, so installing timber decking to suit the style of your home is easier than ever.

A helpful guide to buying a timber deck - A timber deck can be a great addition to your home, Australian Outdoor Living.
A timber deck can be a great addition to your home.

What are the benefits of a timber deck?

They’re great for relaxation

A timber deck really is a great spot to sit back and relax!

The modern world is a frantic place and commitments such as kids, work, friends and family can all take their toll.

It’s important to take some time out of your busy schedule for yourself – and a timber deck is the perfect way to do just that.

Stop and enjoy a few moments of tranquillity. You’ve earned it.

They increase the value of a property

A pristine timber deck in your backyard will increase the value of your home – possibly by as much as 12 per cent!

Installing a timber deck is obviously a great move for the here and now, but if you’re ever planning on selling your home it’s a smart investment for the future as well.

Our timber is environmentally sourced

Timber is a renewable resource, so you don’t have to feel guilty about installing a timber deck!

Despite this, it’s always a good idea to check if the company you choose uses sustainable methods to obtain their timber.

Ask if they source their wood from plantations or managed forests. You also have the option to use recycled wood – it’s both greener and cheaper than the alternative!

Here at Australian Outdoor Living, we source our hardwoods from managed forests and our pine from plantations. This means we can build your timber deck at little to no cost to the environment!

A helpful guide to buying a timber deck - A timber deck is a great spot to sit back and relax, Australian Outdoor Living.
A timber deck is a great spot to sit back and relax!

Timber is a very durable material

The best part about timber decks is that they’re strong and durable.

Depending on the type of timber you use and how well you maintain it, your deck could last up to 40 years.

Your geographical location is important to think about as well, as some timbers are more suited to certain climates.

For example, a deck made of Merbau timber will hold up on a property near the beach, while other, less durable timbers won’t last as long.

For more information about how to choose the right type of wood for your location, see our comprehensive guide here.

What type of timber do you offer?

Australian Outdoor Living currently offers a number of different types of timber when it comes to installing a timber deck.

For a comprehensive list of each type of timber and the benefits they offer, check out this article.

How do I maintain my timber deck?

A timber deck is a big investment, so it’s important you take the proper steps in maintaining it.

It’s a good idea to thoroughly clean your deck at least once a year.

Apply a deck cleaning solution with a sprayer or roller to make sure you kill all the bacteria and mould hiding in the wood.

After you’ve done this, rinse your deck with a garden hose with a good amount of water pressure.

Please note: DO NOT use a high pressure washer – this will damage your deck.

Make sure you regularly sweep your decking, and fix any minor damage immediately.

A helpful guide to buying a timber deck - Timber also looks great around a swimming pool, Australian Outdoor Living.
Timber also looks great around a swimming pool.

Get set for summer!

Did you know that outdoor home improvements can take up to a month to complete? If you require council approval, it can sometimes take even longer.

If you’ve been thinking about investing in a set of outdoor blinds, roller shutters, artificial grass, a pergola, verandah, timber deck or even a swimming pool, there’s no better time than now.

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