TOP DECK

A MOD­ERN AL­TER­NA­TIVE TO TIM­BER DECK­ING HAS GIVEN THIS FAM­ILY A NEW OUT­DOOR SPACE AND MORE TIME TO EN­JOY IT

Home Beautiful - - THE EDIT -

Life in sunny Queens­land is all about the great out­doors, so when Denise and Adam de­cided to ren­o­vate their home, they de­cided phase one would be the pool and deck. The cou­ple were fans of the tra­di­tional tim­ber deck look but Adam had his doubts. “I have seen tim­ber decks fail be­side pools in un­der five years,” he says. “They have an enor­mous num­ber of main­te­nance is­sues and with­out very fussy treat­ment and con­stant re­paint­ing or stain­ing they can look pretty av­er­age pretty quickly.” So Adam set about do­ing his home­work and dis­cov­ered a bet­ter al­ter­na­tive to tim­ber that ticked all the boxes. “We liked the wide-board ap­pear­ance of the HardieDeck™. I re­searched the in­stall process ex­ten­sively and the process seemed faster and more ef­fi­cient than con­ven­tional deck­ing sys­tems and tech­niques. This turned out to be very true.” The fin­ished re­sult seems to have struck a chord with the whole fam­ily, who couldn’t be hap­pier with the re­sult. “The in­stall time is def­i­nitely faster, and this cre­ated a dis­tinct sav­ing in both in­stall time and labour costs” says Adam. “It has given us a truly awe­some out­door space to en­joy our pool and surrounds, and if last sum­mer is any­thing to go by, our teenage daugh­ter’s friends seem to be grav­i­tat­ing to our place!”

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