A low-level deck can add an attractive feature to your backyard and dramatically increase space for outdoor entertaining and relaxation.
Bunnings Workshop members have built many inspiring low-level decks that have helped transform their homes. However, it is important to note that decks built close to the ground can present significant design and building challenges, such as ventilation, drainage, termites and rotting. Be sure to thoroughly investigate options for your deck and obtain expert advice before you start building.
Check out these low-profile decks built by Bunnings Workshop members and please let us know if you need a hand with your project.
Experienced member LePallet transformed a barren backyard into a wonderful outdoor area the whole family can enjoy with decking, raised garden beds, new turf and a play area. A mini-digger was required to dig down to the depth required for the deck framing.
A simple deck with retaining wall made Workshop member julzdiy's sloping side yard a fantastic space to entertain friends and family.
How to build a low-level deck
A low-level deck can pose a range of potential design and installation problems, with particular challenges around ventilation, drainage, termites and rotting. But it doesn't have to be a difficult project once you take the time to understand the basics of how they are put together.