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Decking - colour, stain, finish, space and design

A deck is a great addition to every Kiwi home.

Ideal for entertaining, sitting back and relaxing, a deck adds a whole new room to your home, creating easy indoor-outdoor flow.

Building a deck is the ultimate DIY project. Like most jobs a huge amount of this project is in the planning.

Going through the project step by step on paper is essential to creating a fantastic area that will be a huge asset to your home.

Any deck over one metre will have to have a handrail attached.

If a deck is over one metre high and  you don't want to attach a handrail, you can build up the ground below with a garden as to achieve the one metre height rule.

A bit of time should be spent doing research on what type of decking material is appropriate for your location.