UPDATED: Recently found some progress photos from when we built our decking.
That looks fantastic @Tara86. Congratulations. I'm sure you'll enjoy a lot of time on it with friends and family in the years to come.
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Nice one! Great feeling of accomplishment and pride
Thank you both we appreciate the positive feedback. Definitely a proud moment and felt accomplished being able to do it ourselves. Ha ha although it has now made our DIY list a lot longer. Just need to win lotto to fund it all!!
Can I be so rude to ask how much this cost? I am looking at creating a long deck down the side of my house (10 x 3) and would prefer decking.
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I will tag @Tara86 for you so she is alerted to your question.
Do you know what type of timber you might like to use for your deck? Once you've decided, it should be easy to estimate the cost if you are building it yourself. You can check out options here - https://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range/building-hardware/decking
Hi Kim - not rude at all.
Our deck is 12m x 4.2m. We used Merbau 140mm width. All up it was around $5500-$6000. This included joists, bearers, posts, cement and screws.
We saved heaps buying the Merbau in bunches of random lengths. Took longer as I had to measure and cut to align with the bearers.
Hope this helps but let me know if you have any more questions! Good luck!
You should be proud. Looks great.
Your decking looks fantastic
Did you look look at Bunnings modular system of deck building or is this way too expensive
Any thoughts Jason