On the job in Otago region

Winter maintenance

Winter is nearly upon us once again. What do you need to know about deck maintenance for the colder months? Keep your deck clean and tidy is the answer. Leaves and other materials gather in corners of decks, and shade the deck timbers, preventing them from drying out. Read more

The ideal size for a deck

I am often called out to quote on increasing the size of an existing deck. There are various reasons why you need to extend a deck: change in lifestyle, need more room for large scale outdoor furniture - or the original deck was designed too small right from day one. Read more

Garapa the new look for Wānaka area

By far the most commonly used hardwood timber that we use for constructing decks is Kwila. It ticks all the boxes, except for one specification: its colour. My partner and I recently hired R&H Carpentry Wānaka to built us a large shed on our property in Wānaka. Alfresco Decks completed the exterior cladding and small entranceway deck. We chose Garapa hardwood and we're thrilled with the final look (check out the image above). Read more

Supply chain issues and how you get around it

You will no doubt be hearing about the supply chain issues around building materials in Wānaka area and around the country. This is very real. As deck builders, we can come up against problems sourcing the materials required to construct a deck. Read more

A case study in adding value to your home

The original deck and stairs in this Auckland home were an ugly hazard for the owners. The pavers were broken and uneven, and the stairs were made from rotten railway sleepers. The entire area was an eyesore for this architecturally-designed waterfront home. Read more