During the initial consultation the clients explained that they wanted to renovate their backyard and pool but they were unsure of what was feasible and what would look good. Capital Building & Design provided several different designs, one of which the clients opted for. We dealt with all of the required council documentation and once approved, created a fantastic outdoor living space. We engaged a local, reputable pool company to undertake all of the pool renovations.
During the initial consultation the clients explained that the existing backyard was a wasted space and that it was unsafe due to dangerous rugged landscape. They hoped that Capital Building & Design could provide them with a deck that would allow the kids to play , but also provide enough space to entertain guest and have BBQ’s in the summer months. We deliver our promise and created a spacious deck, which is capable of fulfilling their everyday needs. The dwelling is in a bushfire zone; this meant we could only use hardwood or steel for the structure of the deck. The deck is constructed entirely of hardwood, thus complying with Australian standards.
For this project we were asked to construct a deck that allowed easy access to both the bi-fold sliding doors and the laundry side door and for the deck to bring both the indoors and outdoors together . Although both doors are at different heights, we proposed to construct a deck that would be flush with the bi-folds and, in order to gain access to the side door, we would build a small internal staircase. We opted for Merbau decking as once oiled it is of similar colour to the hardwood flooring used internally. Once the bi-fold doors are opened the deck and living area become one room, achieving the goal set out in the initial consultation.
During the initial consultation the clients expressed their concerns about building a large deck in their back yard due to the close proximity to the road and lack of privacy. We suggested that a privacy screen would be a great inclusion and they opted to take our advice. We created a large entertaining area, which was approximately 35sqm. The decking used was Merbau as it compliments the hardwood flooring in the living room. The privacy screen was lined with Merbau as well as the bench seat. Capital Building & Design delivered a great outdoor living space with all the privacy one would need.
During the initial consultation, the clients explained that the existing space under the deck was a wasted area, and that they would like to transform it into an area that could be used as storage and an area where their children could play. Due to height restrictions caused by the sloping land, we proposed that the deck should be split into 3 different levels, allowing us to maximize the height at the front of the deck. The clients also asked for the deck to be lined so that you could not see the sub-frame underneath. We scribed each lining board to the slope of the land with expert precision.
Capital Building & Design were contracted to remove the existing deck, build a new sub-frame and install new spotted gum decking. The existing decking was pine and it had been poorly maintained to the point where it was unusable. The existing sub-frame was also in poor condition due to termite damage and poor ventilation. We installed a new sub-frame, which was constructed from H3 treated pine timber, preventing any future termite damage. We then installed the new spotted gum decking with spacing’s adhering to Australian standards, thus providing adequate ventilation. Each individual decking board was precisely cut around the curved copingstone.
Capital Building & Design were initially engaged to construct a pergola. Once we were given permission from the local council we constructed a pergola using treated pine and laserlite polycarbonate roofing. The clients were extremely happy with the pergola and asked us to replace their deck in their backyard. We constructed a new sub-frame using termite treated H3 pine timber and installed new Merbau decking. The clients requested that the deck must allow for disabled access. We achieved this by creating a ramp, which was then lined with Merbau decking. The fence around the perimeter of the deck is constructed with shiplapped primed pine.
For this project we were asked to remove the existing pine deck and construct a new deck with merbau hardwood decking. The client requested a merbau handrail with stainless steel balustrade and a merbau staircase which would allow access to the garden beneath. The existing deck was in terrible condition to the point where it was deemed unsafe to use. The deck did also not comply with current Australian standards. The dwelling was in a bushfire zone and the deck had been constructed with pine timber. This does not comply with current building codes. All decks built in a bushfire zone must be constructed with hardwood. The sub-frame timber and decking used for this project are hardwood timbers. All work executed by Capital Building & Design complies with existing Australian building codes.
For this project we were required to construct a deck that provided ample space to relax and entertain. The clients were concerned about the practicality of the deck and requested several points of entry. Capital Building & Design delivered on all of the client’s requirements. We created a spacious deck that was executed with precision, with he Blackbutt deck and pergola complimenting the surrounding environment. We installed 3 staircases in practical locations, allowing easy access to the deck. We also supplied and installed the glass balustrade around the perimeter of the deck.