Deck designs are virtually limitless. There are so many ways you can build a deck to meet all your needs.

Decide on Your Deck Needs

When you are planning to build a new deck it is important to plan it out as you will have it for many years to come.


Depending on your needs and budget, the first thing you need to decide on is what size of deck you would like. Keeping in mind, the larger the deck, the more expensive it will be. If money is not a concern then you will have to decide on what your needs for the deck are. Will you be placing a hot tub on your deck? Will you be doing most of your entertaining on your deck? Do you want a pergola or gazebo on your deck? Once you have decided on the size, next you will have to decide on what type of decking materials you would like.

Decking Materials

There are a variety of decking materials to choose from. If you prefer low maintenance decking, then you may want to consider composite decking. Although it is pricing, it is well worth it. Australian climates are conducive to the use of certain woods such as spotted gum, teak and grey ironbark. You can protect your deck by oiling it if it is a wood deck.


For most decks that are raised, you will need railings. This is necessary for safety and cosmetic purposes. There are a variety of railing styles you can choose from such as:

  • Rod Iron
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Aluminium
  • Bamboo

These are just a few options you can choose from.

Deck Styles

There are many different styles to build a deck. There is the basic square or rectangular, however, your deck can be customized in any style you would like. A wrap-around deck can add a lot of character to your home. Octagon shaped decks create a unique look.