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D.I.Y. deck built from scratch

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D.I.Y. deck built from scratch

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UPDATED: Recently found some progress photos from when we built our decking.

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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

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. 

 

Great to see you share your first project with us on Workshop. We're really pleased you could join us. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have something to share. And let me know if you ever have any feedback about how we can make Workshop more useful for you.

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

 

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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

Nice one! Great feeling of accomplishment and pride :smile:

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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

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!!

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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

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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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

Hi @kimb,


Thanks for joining in the discussion and a warm welcome to Workshop. We're happy you could join us and trust that you'll get lots of helpful advice and inspiration for your projects from our community members. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have a new project to share. 

 

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

 

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Jason

 

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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

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! 

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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

You should be proud. Looks great.

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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

Visitors to this popular post who are interested in building their own deck might find these other Workshop discussions useful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

Hi tara86

Your decking looks fantastic

Did you look look at Bunnings modular system of deck building or is this way too expensive 

Any thoughts Jason 

Cheers

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