How much does it cost to build a deck?
How much does it cost to build a deck in Auckland? The team at Style Plus looks at decking options and costs to build your deck.
Whether used as a retreat or for entertaining, decks and patios are multi-functional outdoor living spaces.
With the current trend for outdoor entertaining and relaxation, building a new decking area is more popular than ever before.
Rules & Regulations
Before we can plan or build a deck, there are a few rules and regulations to consider.
• For outdoor structures like fences, decks and retaining walls, the main reason you may require a consent is if you are building over a certain height. You do not require a building consent for decks that are up to 1.5 metres above ground.
• Any deck where someone can fall 1 metre or more requires a barrier and you may require a resource consent.
• If the deck is attached to the house then you should allow a 12mm gap on the ribbon plate to stop moisture retention behind the plate which can lead to mould mildew and eventually rot.
• And most importantly, decks must still meet other building requirements, primarily the durability and structural requirements. Check with your designer or builder on those requirements.
How much will my deck cost?
This is a common question that we are asked. The answer can be complex based on the design. However, for a basic guideline and does not include stairs, seating, base cladding, demolition or any allowances for specific design, plans or permit fees…