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Top 10 most popular low-level deck projects

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A low-level deck can extend your living area into your backyard, providing a great space for outdoor entertaining.


Bunnings Workshop members have built many inspiring low-level decks that have dramatically transformed 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.


Here are the top 10 most popular low-level deck projects on Workshop by pageviews: Backyard transformation with deckBackyard transformation with deck


1. Low-level Merbau deck over concrete slab by @Neo19   


Workshop member Neo19 built this 350 x 370cm Merbau deck with picture framing.


2. Backyard transformation with deck by @LePallet   


Around 40 square metres in size, this deck look four days to build as part of a larger backyard transformation project.


3. Low-level deck over brick pavers by @hadi   


While building this low-level deck, member hadi used modular decking frames on top of the existing brick pavers to save time and money.


4. Backyard makeover with new deck and planter boxes by @maknilsin   


To create an inviting area for outdoor entertaining, Mark added a new deck along with planter boxes and bench seating for less than $2000. Low-level deck with picture framingLow-level deck with picture framing


5. Low-level deck with picture framing by @Jithesh 


A Merbau deck built over concrete in just three weekends. 


6. Low profile deck with screening and steps by @MGusto   


This low-level deck added to a unit uses a screw pedestal system as bearers due to the uneven base height of the existing concrete path and brick pavers.


7. Low-level deck over concrete by @Backyardtradie   


Building a 3800 x 3440mm low-level deck on a concrete slab transformed an outdoor entertaining area.


8. Low-level deck with steps and lighting by @asifkhawaja 


A low-profile deck was built over alfresco tiles to expand the sitting area in the backyard. Low-level deck with steps and lightingLow-level deck with steps and lighting


9. Backyard patio makeover by @Chiren_J   


This backyard renovation included two treated Pine decks built over pavers as well as a matching timber daybed and planter box. Lights that are controllable by a smartphone were installed on both decks.


10. Low-level deck and Merbau screening by @Wendy_L 


Building a low-lying deck using Ekodeck and installing Merbau panels maximised the usable area of this courtyard.


How to build a low-level deck


Experienced Bunnings Workshop member Adam Woodhams (@Adam_W) has created a comprehensive guide to building your own low-level deck. He has also shared step-by-step instructions on how to build a decking boardwalk.


More inspiring low-level deck builds


Bunnings Workshop members have shared many other terrific low-level deck projects, including: Low-level deck for pool areaLow-level deck for pool area



For more inspiration, check out the Top 10 most popular deck projects and Top 10 most popular outdoor projects shared on Workshop.



Last updated: November 2023


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