HOW MUCH WILL MY DECK COST?
“How much should I charge to build a deck”
This is a common question that we consider and are asked. The answer will typically depend on the complexity of the design and the height of the deck.
Decking build costs do vary but expect to pay in the region of for a deck under 1m high:
- $470+ per metre square for treated 90mm wide pine decking.
Other factors to consider when building your deck include:
- Site conditions. And the type of soil.
- An elevated deck is more labour intensive. Therefore, it will cost more, and if above 1 meter in height, a council consent is required.
- Accessories, including substructure timber for bearers and joists, nuts, bolts, posts.
This information is a basic guideline and does not include stairs, seating, base cladding, demolition or any allowances for specific design, plans or permit fees.
Tip: The best way of finding out the cost of your decking job is to get at least 3 quotes from local deck builders. This will provide you with a sense of what the market rates are.