Check your deck
Now’s the time to ensure your outdoor space is in tip-top shape for warmer weather use
In the colder months when no-one bothers to venture outside and the barbecue is nestled under its winter blanket, it’s the perfect time to check decks and balconies for signs of wear and tear.
And now the Government is getting on board, urging deck-dwelling Sydney-siders to do some basic checks to ensure their beloved outdoor space is fit for purpose for when the weather warms up.
“Like all parts of the home, decks and balconies require routine and regular maintenance to keep them in good repair and identify any emerging issues. Winter is the perfect time,” NSW Fair Trading Commissioner, Rod Stowe said.
Unfortunately, there’ve been a number of recent incidents involving decks and balconies in NSW resulting in serious injuries or death.
To address this, NSW Fair Trading is providing a guide to help residents understand how to build and maintain safe decks and balconies, identify any signs of maintenance or structural problems and to find expert assistance when required.
Go to fairtrading.nsw.gov.au for information about deck and balcony safety or to download the safety guide.