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What to Ask Potential Timber Decking Installers

Looking for a Deck Installer?

So you’ve made the decision to build a timber deck in your backyard and now you need to select a timber decking installer. This is an extremely important decision and should not be taken lightly. If you happen to select the wrong builder for your project:

  • The deck might be constructed using timbers that are not suitable for your environment and/or climate
  • You may pay too much for the timber, materials and/or workmanship
  • The timber decking installer may not consider important factors such as air flow, the direction of sunlight, expansion and contraction
  • The deck may not be a good fit for your requirements, for eg – relaxation or entertainment
  • The deck may not be structurally strong or durable enough for your requirements, for eg – furniture or roofing
  • You may have to maintain your timber deck excessively

What to Ask?

Once you have a shortlist of potential timber decking installers, we recommend that you ask each of them the following important questions in order to ascertain whether they are qualified, experienced and overall suitable for your particular project:

  • What qualifications or licenses do you have?
  • Will I require a building permit to construct the deck? If so, will you manage this process and how much will it cost?
  • What timbers do you recommend we build with and what are the pro’s and con’s of each type of timber?
  • How long will the project take to complete and will you be working full time?
  • Will you be building the deck or overseeing the project on-site each day?
  • How many similar projects have you completed within Perth or Western Australia?
  • Can you provide some references of similar projects you have completed with photos?
  • Are you fully insured for accidents?

If a timber decking installer is honest, ethical, knowledgeable and experienced they will:

  • Be able to answer all of the questions above confidently, along with any addition questions you may have
  • Happily offer free expert advice in regards to the best solution for your backyard
  • Visit your home or work free of charge to view the area and provide a quote
  • Provide a detailed written quotation including all costs involved in the project

Want to Learn More?

Contact Paul at WA Timber Decking Professionals today to see if he will be a good fit for your upcoming project.


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