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Top 10 most popular deck projects

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

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A deck can help extend your living area and embrace the outdoors. It provides a fantastic space to relax and entertain friends and family.

 

Whether you are considering building a new deck or rejuvenating an existing deck, we trust you will be inspired and informed by these decking projects from the clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community.

 

Here’s our top 10 most popular decking projects on Workshop by pageviews:Daniel had “never built anything” in his life...Daniel had “never built anything” in his life...

 

1. Backyard transformation by @LePallet 

 

Once the new deck was installed as part of this comprehensive backyard makeover, creator Rylie says "things started to fall into place". Around 40 square metres in size, the deck look four days to build and has inspired many other Workshop members with their own low-level decking projects.  

 

2. New outdoor entertaining area by @danieltheman 

 

Workshop member Daniel had “never built anything” in his life. But after a fire damaged an old patio, Daniel constructed this stunning deck that has been hugely admired by the community.

 

3. Sideway makeover by @shayden06 

 

Narrow areas down the side of a house can be tricky to work with, but this combination of decking and garden beds came up a treat. It’s a practical solution for easy access as well as creating a space for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

 

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

 

After months of careful planning and lots of amazing assistance from ever-helpful Workshop members, @hadi used a modular decking frame from Bunnings for this wonderful low-level Merbau deck over the top of existing brick paving. "Without this forum it was impossible," says the proud owner.

 

Composite decking boards can look great and require less maintenanceComposite decking boards can look great and require less maintenance

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

 

Another first decking project where the member got fantastic advice from the Workshop community to help them build a brilliant deck featuring 90 x 19mm Merbau boards from Bunnings. The discussion has also helped inspire and inform many other members tackling their own projects, with @Neo19 kindly sharing his experiences to assist others.

 

6. Huge D.I.Y. Merbau deck by @Tara86 

 

Workshop member Tara was justifiably proud of completing her first deck from scratch. Measuring 12 by 4.2 metres, the Merbau deck cost around $6000 to build and was later extended with steps leading down to a new garden bed.

 

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

 

Workshop member MGusto's low-level deck build with screening and steps uses a screw pedestal system as bearers due to the uneven base height of the existing concrete path and brick pavers.

 

8. Timber-free deck with steel frame by @Adam_W 

 

A pool presents a very tough environment for a traditional timber deck, so experienced Workshop member Adam used a pre-fabricated steel frame with HardieDeck fibre cement boards. His video on the build process is both informative and entertaining. Adam's subsequent outdoor entertaining project was even more impressive.

A deck like Backyardtradie's can dramatically increase your living areaA deck like Backyardtradie's can dramatically increase your living area

 

9. Low-level deck over concrete by @Backyardtradie 

 

Workshop member Backyardtradie built a 3800 x 3440mm low-level deck on a concrete slab and transformed the look of this outdoor entertaining area. Opting for the larger size of 90mm x 45mm treated Pine joists instead of the original plan of 70mm x 45mm helped stop the timber from flexing, and the joists were run in alternate directions to the decking boards with 400mm spacing to support the timber.

 

10. Backyard patio makeover by @Chiren_J 

 

Workshop member Chiren_J built two treated Pine decks over pavers in a remarkable backyard renovation that also included building a matching timber daybed and planter box. Lights were installed on both decks and can be switched on and dimmed all from a phone.

 

More inspiration for your deck

 

Workshop members have shared many great outdoor projectsWorkshop members have shared many great outdoor projects

Visit Featured Projects for more fantastic ideas and advice for your deck including:

 

 

 

 

 

How to build a deck

 

Our How to section should also be helpful for tackling your projects, with articles such as How to build a low-level deck , How to select decking timber and How to renovate a timber deck.

 

And make sure you check out these Inspiring low-level deck builds and our Top 10 most popular outdoor projects.

 

Feel free to share your project on Workshop today, or hit the Start a discussion button if you'd like a hand with creating something new. We're here to help.

 

 

Last updated: October 2021

4 Replies

Wow, so inspiring. I have been thinking of building a deck in my house for more than 4 years, but could't never get it started :unhappy:

 

Hopefully 2019 is the year.

 

Is there any single page, where it lists all the tools, materials and step by step instructions to do it? 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

@notawiseoldelf,

 

Many thanks for the feedback. I also find it really inspiring when I see what other Workshop community members have achieved! We're more than happy to help ensure that 2019 is indeed the year for you to transform your house. We have loads of helpful and experienced community members who can share their knowledge and experience. 

 

I would recommend you start with the Bunnings D.I.Y. Advice series on How to build a deck. You might then want to start making a plan. At that point, it would be good if you hit the Start a discussion button and share your plans and photos of your site so our community members can assist. Include as much detail as possible. 

 

Hope that helps get you started. 

 

Jason

 

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

It's been fantastic to update our collection of most popular decking projects. Congratulations to all those Bunnings Workshop members who have projects featured. I trust you are all still enjoying spending lots of time on your wonderful decks. 

 

Jason

 

StevieB
Projects Editor
Projects Editor

It’s wonderful to see how these popular deck projects continue to inspire other deck builds in the community. Congratulations to all those Bunnings Workshop members who are featured in the collection again this year. We look forward to seeing any updates about these projects and others you have been working on around the home and garden.

 

Stevie

 

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