Experienced Melbourne Deck Builder
We have extensive experience in building all sizes of decks from timber and composite materials to suit your family.
Whatever you need a beautiful new deck for, we can help you out with our knowledgeable design and build philosophy. We are proud of our full-service deck building process and can help you from the very start of the project to the finishing details. Our professional, friendly staff will help you achieve the exact deck design you require.
Our service starts with the design of your deck and discussing your requirements for screening and privacy. We can assist you with submitting the correct details for council permits and can alter the design of your deck to fulfill local requirements.
We will complete soil testing to ensure the build is safe and long-lasting, and do an engineering survey to confirm that the design you have chosen is right for the site. We use quality structural steel and timber or composite materials for your new deck so that you can match your new outdoor space with the look of your current home.
Custom & Tailored Decking Designs…
We are happy to personalise the look of your deck by using the timber of your size and choice. We can also advise on the composite materials available, such as wood-polymer, which is the fastest-growing decking material. Composite deck boards are an environmentally-friendly timber alternative made from plastic and wood fiber. They are extremely weather and stain-resistant, and they are also very lightweight if that is a consideration on your property. Composite boards are also very kid-friendly as they don’t splinter or rot, are low maintenance, and come in a wide variety of colours.
APM can also advise you on finishing such as handrails or balustrades for your deck. We are happy to discuss combined deck & verandah projects, or work with any pre-prepared plans you have completed.
See Some of Our Decks Built for Melbourne Homes…
Why Choose Us
Comprehensive services including onsite inspections, the development of plans, arranging all permits and paperwork.
A thorough understanding of all current building codes, council permit and government regulations.
A complete knowledge of all current and new materials available for building pergolas, decks & verandahs and we can advice you on the best quality and ideal fit for your build.
Registered & Skilled
Skilled tradesman that turn up on time and produce projects as specified by the client. Our builders are registered and members of the HIA Building Association.
Most importantly, we’re honest and upfront and pride ourselves on providing quality outcomes to our customers that you’ll love and will also add value to your home.
Australian Owned & Operated
We’re a small business which is Australian owned and operated. Everything we do is managed by our team of builders and we won’t outsource any elements of your build.
Frequently Asked Questions
The condition of a deck after a few years depends on the maintenance that we perform on it regularly. A well maintained deck retains its beauty forever. To keep the deck as beautiful as the day it was built, we need to do the following:
1. Periodically check for nails that pop up from the wood. Reset it with a drip pin as soon as they are found. This prevents accident spills and injuries.
2. Over the years, a lot of dirt and dust builds up on the deck. This can be removed using good cleansing deck wash. Avoid chlorine bleaches which may damage the wood as well as the surrounding greenery. A power washer can give the deck a thorough cleaning. However, take care not to use it too close to the wood as this may damage the wood.
3. Use a long handled brush to loosen the collected dirt until you see the grain of the wood clearly.
4. Add a wood brightener which removes all dirt from the wood and brightens it. Work the brightener into a small area and use the power washer to remove even more dirt from the boards.
5. Thoroughly dry out the deck for a couple of days.
6. It is time to apply a sealer which will waterproof the deck, giving is some colour without masking the natural grain and also protect it from UV rays and other external threats. Remember to apply the sealer on the sides of the wood slats, starting with the top.
7. Apply the sealer on the deck using a painting pad with even strokes along the grain. One coat is all that is needed for years of protection.
Periodically, it is good to clean the deck with just a simple round of soap and water is enough to keep your deck in the best condition for years to come. Our team of deck builders will guide you through the process of maintaining your Deck as well as offering you options for our team to do it periodically on your behalf so you can avoid the stress and time of doing it yourself.
Yes, we are registered building practitioners and members of the HIA Builders Association. We’ve been building for over 10 years and can comfortably guide you through the process of adding a deck, pergola, carport, verandah or alfresco area to your home.
Yes, absolutely! We can help you navigate all of the complicated elements that may present when building your own deck. Our service starts with the design of your deck and discussing your requirements for screening and privacy. We can then assist you with submitting the correct details for council permits and can alter the design of your deck to fulfill local requirements.
Great question! We have extensive experience in building all sizes of decks from timber and composite materials to suit your family. Over the ten years that we have been building pergolas, decks and verandahs we have found that all of clients simply want the following qualities & outcomes. From comprehensive services including onsite inspections, the development of plans, arranging all permits and paperwork to a thorough understanding of all current building codes, council permit and government regulations. We are here to help your deck build go smoothly
Our Clients Say It Best…
We could not be more happy or excited by our new pergola. Chris has been so professional from our initial quote request to completion of our job. His team were so efficient and personable and the end result is beyond our expectations in look, price and usability.
I would be happy to provide verbal references anytime. A great job done with care & with the customer at the centre of focus, will always recommend.
“A terrific pergola and an overwhelmingly positive experience. Thanks very much to both of you. It was a pleasure to have you working here and the pergola looks like it was built with the house rather than added later
Hi Guys. We now live out on our new deck and pergola, it’s like an addition room, we love it. Your advice prior to construction was really good.
You committed to having the job done before Xmas and you were spot on. We had Xmas lunch and survived the wild storms.
Overall your team was very friendly & professional. 100% recommendation from us!
Terry and I are very happy with our retaining walls and look forward to working with Phil to complete our pergola. Could not fault Phil in anyway and would be happy to recommend him to others.
We absolutely love our new pergola! The workmanship is fantastic, all the workers were friendly and very tidy. We would highly recommend APM to anyone who needs a new pergola. The pergola is everything we wanted in design and it is very practical.
It adds another room to our house. Thank you.
Overall we couldn’t be happier with the end product. The quality of workmanship is great and it’s better than what we envisaged. The advice given in regards to the feature slat jarrah wall and bar was welcomed to the point of even agreeing to have it built.
Thanks so much for your professional service and craftsmanship. We have already recommended you to many of our friends.
We were very happy with the workmanship and efficiency of the Affordable Pergolas team. We were very happy that they removed all of our old remnants of our decking from our property. Our repaired decking is better than it was when it was new.
Thanks, Chris, Mark & Jack.
I can’t fault Chris & his team at Affordable Pergolas Melbourne. Great communication, arrived on time, every time. Finished in an extremely timely period… and just what I requested, I got.
Certainly recommend to other interested customers.
We liked your service because you were punctual and professional. Keep up your good work, mate!
Thank you so much for building the deck in a timely manner and at an affordable price. I really valued the time constraints we had and how we booked in to suit our needs.
You also offered solutions for changes to the design which was appreciated.
Thanks you again, Heidi.