• If your deck is finished with oil you’ll need to clean and re-oil it twice a year. A stained deck needs refinishing every two years.
• For a cohesive look, build bench seats or storage using the same timber as your deck.
• Consider alternative decking materials that don’t require as much TLC. A fibre cement option such as Hardiedeck suits the Aussie climate as it’s resistant to shrinking from heat and warping or rotting from moisture.