Not everybody wears sandals and shorts when the temperature drops to five degrees – everyone knows we must take advantage of the weather whenever it’s available. This includes enjoying the outcome of your backyard deck installation in New Zealand. When built meticulously with the design input of professionals, the deck offers an outdoor dining and living space that’s perfect for relaxing after a long and exhausting day at the office or entertaining during weekends. So, before hiring any certified contractor to handle your deck project, here are four things you must take into consideration.
You must decide the purpose for building the deck. Isit to have chairs and a table for enjoying outdoor meals, to have somewhere you can socialize and relax, or both? In addition to determining the general function of the deck, you will also have to determine other varying factors that include; hot tub/pool location (when applicable), whether you need shade, BBQ location, and container garden location.
2. Placement and size
To work out the size, you might want to consider the backyard as a whole and how your deck will fit into the larger picture. The size of your home’s yard could dictate the location and placement of your deck. When you determine its use and consider the amount of space you will require for the furniture that will be needed, you will then have a much better idea of the size of deck you will require. If you are lucky enough to have input from any of the professional deck installation companies in New Zealand, as regards the issue of placement, then you might want to consider factors like;
- Accessibility to the house.
- Location of shade/sun.
- Wind direction.
People tend to see decks as rectangular. Nevertheless, with consultations of certified professionals, you could become truly creative with the design to best use yard space, and the appeal of the outdoor living space. Certified experts could help with the design process, but it’s always excellent to first have some design ideas of your own before you meet them. Design considerations include;
- Levels: Do you desire a single level or multiple levels?
- Shade: Does a retractable awning or pergola interest you?
- Power/gas: Do you need a gas line installed for your BBQ? Do you desire to have outdoor speakers installed?
- Privacy: Do you need screens for privacy from any nosy neighbours?
- Lighting: Do you intend to install stair lights or deck lights?
When it comes to materials you can use, there is a truly wide variety to choose from. You could consider composite, vinyl, pressure treated wood, or PVC decking. Other materials to consider are railings: wood, aluminium, composite, glass; there is a truly wide variety of different options. All of these vary in durability, maintenance, and cost. Your best bet is discussing with an expert as regards what best suits your needs and requirements.
If you are prepared to enjoy your outdoor space and summer like never before, just relax and allow another person to do the work – hire a certified professional provider of deck installation NZ. They are always ready to do the best job for you.