Timber Decks

Check your deck before the holidays

Timber deck

Summer is already here, and this is the time of year that Queenslanders love to get out on their decks with family and friends.

So if you are planning on holding a holiday celebration on the deck at your property, now is the time to get your deck checked.

Decks and balconies require regular and effective maintenance to help ensure their long-term safety. The frequency of this maintenance depends on the materials, type of finish, climate and the degree of exposure to the weather.

Whack a cap in it

Timber decking

Our Building Inspectors see all types of timber products and applications when out and about on work sites.

It is not always widely known that certain types of timber can only be used for internal purposes, unless it is protected in some way.

Timber materials that are exposed to the elements must be installed and protected strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

If timber is not installed correctly then the life of the material may be substantially reduced and the installation is considered to be defective work.