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"John put a small deck up for me . Very professional and punctual and did a great job. Would recommend him for carpentry work . "

Carpenter do build a small deck as a step

$1,000

"Amazing job. Very thorough, clean and hard working. Would highly recommend Michael to anyone. My deck looks amazing! 👍👍"

I need decking services

$1,000

"Mario communicated well and did a very thorough and careful job. "

Clean and oil a deck approx 3m x 5m

$200

"Hi Ben, Thank you very much, you did a great job! Thanks Jithendra "

Repair outside decking

$600

"Fantastic job - done on time - polite and professional "

Oil a new deck

$300

"Nicholas was polite, punctual and very efficient. He did an excellent job sanding and staining my deck. I highly recommend Nicholas to anyone that requires an excellent painter or stainer."

Deck stainer

$500

What's the average cost of a decking contractor

$200 - $750

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Top Decking related questions

First, cover the ground with weed control fabric. Then, add 40 to 50 mm of gravel on top. This prevents your deck from absorbing moisture. One other option is to place concrete pads on the ground, then have the deck sit on top of them. If you don't have the time nor ability to do this yourself, feel free to include it in your task post and have a deck builder do it for you.

Yes, decking boards should have gaps that are ⅛ to ¼ inch wide. These gaps allow for the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Without the proper spacing between boards, your deck may get damaged. If you'd like to make sure that your deck will have an adequate gap width, consider hiring a top-rated decking specialist near you. Tap the "Post a task" button to get started.

It is not advisable to caulk a deck because 1) the caulk won't stain to match the rest of your deck, and 2) caulk is not stable. Eventually, the caulk will break out and worsen the situation. Instead, it's best to sand around any cracks or voids, turn the boards over, or replace them entirely. When in doubt, consult a deck specialist or find a handyperson near you

In general, deck builders recommend using screws - particularly deck screws. Screws are better at holding things together - they don't rust as easily and don't pop up eventually. Nails that rise or pop up are dangerous, so it's best to avoid using them. If you'd like to DIY your decking project, we suggest consulting with a decking contractor near you beforehand. They'll help you pick the best materials or even build the deck for you!

Injecting waterproof resin glue and using clamps can help fix up cracks in your deck. Deck builders may also recommend applying a sealer once a year to protect all the surfaces of your deck better. And while most builders don't advise using caulk to fill in gaps, some may be fine with applying coloured caulk. To better weigh the options when it comes to repairing a cracked deck, consult a decking specialist near you.

It's not advisable to lay decking straight onto the soil as the wooden boards will absorb moisture. This can seriously damage your decking and ruin the vision you have for your home. Decking specialists recommend placing either concrete slabs or weed control fabric plus gravel on the area you want to build your deck. Only then can the contractor start laying down the boards.

First, cover the ground with weed control fabric. Then, add 40 to 50 mm of gravel on top. This prevents your deck from absorbing moisture. One other option is to place concrete pads on the ground, then have the deck sit on top of them. If you don't have the time nor ability to do this yourself, feel free to include it in your task post and have a deck builder do it for you.

It is not advisable to caulk a deck because 1) the caulk won't stain to match the rest of your deck, and 2) caulk is not stable. Eventually, the caulk will break out and worsen the situation. Instead, it's best to sand around any cracks or voids, turn the boards over, or replace them entirely. When in doubt, consult a deck specialist or find a handyperson near you

Injecting waterproof resin glue and using clamps can help fix up cracks in your deck. Deck builders may also recommend applying a sealer once a year to protect all the surfaces of your deck better. And while most builders don't advise using caulk to fill in gaps, some may be fine with applying coloured caulk. To better weigh the options when it comes to repairing a cracked deck, consult a decking specialist near you.

Yes, decking boards should have gaps that are ⅛ to ¼ inch wide. These gaps allow for the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Without the proper spacing between boards, your deck may get damaged. If you'd like to make sure that your deck will have an adequate gap width, consider hiring a top-rated decking specialist near you. Tap the "Post a task" button to get started.

In general, deck builders recommend using screws - particularly deck screws. Screws are better at holding things together - they don't rust as easily and don't pop up eventually. Nails that rise or pop up are dangerous, so it's best to avoid using them. If you'd like to DIY your decking project, we suggest consulting with a decking contractor near you beforehand. They'll help you pick the best materials or even build the deck for you!

It's not advisable to lay decking straight onto the soil as the wooden boards will absorb moisture. This can seriously damage your decking and ruin the vision you have for your home. Decking specialists recommend placing either concrete slabs or weed control fabric plus gravel on the area you want to build your deck. Only then can the contractor start laying down the boards.

What do decking contractors do?

When you book any of the decking services on Airtasker, you get to work with nearby contractors, builders, designers, or repair specialists who can take care of your request. They may purchase the materials on your behalf or help you pick out the best ones for your needs. They'll bring the tools for the job. And, they'll make sure that you're satisfied with your new space before they leave.

The details of each task can vary depending on your needs and the Tasker you hire. The following list can serve as an overview of what you can expect from each kind of decking service.

Deck installation

Adding a deck to your house is one of the easiest ways to create more space, enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, and make the home more pleasant for you and your loved ones. If you're installing a deck on your property for the first time, a deck installer can help you plan it out. They'll also prep the ground, lay out the support posts and boards, and attach the deck to your house.  

Deck staining and sealing

Built a new deck but have yet to get it stained and sealed? Need to give your expansive deck its yearly coat of deck sealer? You can request a Tasker to do it for you!  

When you request a deck staining service, you get a specialist who'll prep the surfaces, apply the stain, and give you tips on maintaining its condition. Meanwhile, a deck sealing job will involve lots of cleaning, power-washing, and sanding, followed by applying 1-2 coats of sealant. 

Want to stain your deck and do some repainting inside your house? You can also use Airtasker to find a home or construction painter near you.

Deck repair

Deck boards eventually crack and weather, so deck repair is all in a day's work for homeowners like you. Thankfully, repairing the cracks, splinters, and greyish hue of your deck doesn't have to be complicated. When you hire a Tasker to repair your deck, they'll check for rotting wood, inspect the ledger (the part attached to your house), as well as the joists, beams, and railings. Repairing can be as quick as securing loose posts or as complex as preventing a collapsed deck. When in doubt about any part of the deck's condition, feel free to ask a specialist near you. 

Decking isn't the only thing a nearby Tasker can help you with. You can also use our platform to find skilled gardeners who can beautify your backyard and flooring specialists who can install and repair your home's floors.

To know how much does decking cost, see our updated decking price guide.

Recent Decking tasks

Construct Gates to match deck rails

$800

Rosebud VIC, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

We need to construct several gates in the same style as the current deck rail (photos can be supplied) which is a hardwood frame and stainless wire runners. I need construction and fit off with 180 degree fold back hinges so gates can be opened back against the deck. - Due date: Flexible

Deck clean and restrain and seal

$1,200

North Wonthaggi VIC, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Approx 76 sqm merbau deck needs a clean and restain. I will provide all tools and lunch to the right person - Due date: Flexible

Unload materials from Bunnings for deck

$95

Hastings VIC, Australia

18th Jun 2022

Bunnings are delivering materials on a crane truck but cannot lift into back garden. Everyone will be at work so need someone to move materials to back yard (10m away) Need to live near Hastings to come at a moments notice when the driver calls on Monday. Will pay 50 for turning up and 30 per hr. We have security cameras so will be able to see remotely.

Thanks Craig

Lay Decko tiles on 2 balconies

$700

Kensington, Victoria, Australia

16th Jun 2022

2 balconies fully sealed. Requires Decko tiles to be collected from Oakleigh depot and delivered to Armadale Victoria. Balconies 490 x 185 & 460 x 165cm. Need modular deking tiles laid (they fit together and do not need to be glued). and corners around posts cut neatly and precisely (need jigsaw or table saw), left clean and tidy. Would like this done very soon. Balcony has been sealed since photos taken. Car park available and access to unit via lift. Thank you.

Highly recommend Shane. Great easy communication, punctual, capable, accommodating (that the job was not entirely ready for him after making the trip). Shane turned up with all the necessary tools , cut and laid all our balcony tiles and left the site clean and tidy. He offered to come back and complete the work on a Sunday night which was above and beyond. Thanks Shane

Chew marks from dogs on deck plus

$500

Yatala QLD, Australia

12th Jun 2022

Hi there I am in need of a handyman to replace the fly screen on one door, I don’t have any screen. Also patch and paint some chew marks on the deck plus paint a patched hole inside and paint the corners on a few skirting boards that have peeled off. I have the putty but not the paint. I don’t have paint and would need someone to please take the samples into Bunnings to get the paint match and test pots please

Absolutely amazing! Chris managed to fit me in after hours and I am so happy with his work! Would recommend to anyone! Once again thank you Chris.

Remove deck, fence covering and take offsite

$1,400

Tugun QLD 4224, Australia

4th Jun 2022

Remove old deck, stick fence covering (actual fence to remain) and take to tip. Pric e I am offering is inclusive of tip fees. Prob 2 days work. Approx 90 sqm of decking and 15 lm of stick fence covering. There is a concrete slab under the deck (as per photo) so everything above this is to be removed. Need circular saw, reciprocating saw, grinder and hammer. Need Job to be completed asap - location Tugun

Antony was extremely personable, considerate and exceeded expectations. Highly recommend

Fix floorboards side decking

$150

Rockdale NSW, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Need 5 floorboards on side decking adjusted to be secure & safe have recently come loose. - Due date: Flexible

I would highly recommend Daniel, from the first contact he was easy & professional to deal with. I was really impressed with his workmanship & even came up with ideas & solutions to make the job look better & last longer, he is hardworking & goes the extra mile, will definitely hire Daniel again & recommend him to everyone, Thanks again Daniel.

Supply and install wooden deck tiles for our backyard

$500

Cocoroc VIC 3030, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Supply and install backyard wooden deck tiles - Due date: Flexible

Pressure/Power Washing Backyard Deck and Garage

$150

Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

17th Jun 2022

Power washing deck and backyard. Please send through your quotes. Anytime this weekend. Thanks

Great job. Super efficient and got the job done. No complaints Thanks!!

Help building a small modular deck

$200

Balmain NSW, Australia

14th Jun 2022

I bought a modular decking squares from Bunnings but need support Drilling together base and making it all level - Due date: Before Saturday, 18 June 2022

Michael built a deck in under a day. He was very professional, answered all of my questions and knew his stuff. Highly recommended. Thanks Michael!

Biuld a wooden deck base for a 2.1 x 2.1 plastic

$300

Guildford NSW 2161, Australia

9th Jun 2022

I got a assembled Lifetime 2.1 x 2.1 x 2.27m Desert Sand Polyethylene Plastic Garden Shed from Bunnings, I need a cheaper base for it

Andy did a very good job to build a wooden deck for my garden shed, he even did some unfinished job with the shed assembled by someone else. He is friendly and helpful. highly recommended

Sand decking

$380

Leichhardt NSW, Australia

1st Jun 2022

Sand deck ready for oiling and side path - Due date: Flexible

Brilliant job, thanks Allan

Paint ceiling of deck

$600

Summer Hill NSW 2130, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

Paint ceiling of deck approx 20sqm with mould resistant paint. It went mouldy in the rain so will need a few coats. Include supplying paint in the job please.

Outdoor deck sanded and painted

$600

Daisy Hill QLD 4127, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

I have a deck that requires a good sanding back and then a couple of coats of tarnish that I will supply. See attached photos must be able to provide all the equipment required*except for tarnish. The deck will have everything removed prior to you getting here. Some experience doing this would be great. 7.6mt long 3.9 width. Preference to have this completed wednesday Thursday or Friday.

Painting under deck

$1,200

Taringa QLD, Australia

22nd Jun 2022

I need painting done under deck by end June but this week or by Monday ideal. Earliest the better. Can be spray painted if walls of house and deck covered carefully. Approx 25sqm. Price to be negotiated. Also have corrugated fence to be painted but can be done later. Price includes under deck and corrugated fence, but can be negotiated!! - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 June 2022

Take away large deck beems

$100

Balmoral QLD 4171, Australia

17th Jun 2022

Around 10 long 2.5m to 3.5m hardwood decking beems to be taken away. - Due date: Before Saturday, 18 June 2022

Promt, professional, would recommend.

Light Sand, Clean and oil deck (4.5m x 12m)

$600

Wilston QLD, Australia

13th Jun 2022

Clean, lightly sand and 2 coats of oil on deck. Deck is approx 4.5m X 12m. There is also a small landing. Mostly in good condition except for 1m X 4m which gets more rain on it. No need to do stairs. We will provide oil (Intergrain UltraDeck Timber Oil), you provide everything else. Note, this is a top level deck and you will need to ensure you do not create dried drips downstairs on bricks. Flexible on day/time. - Due date: Flexible

5 Star job! Turned up on time, did the job efficiently and beautifully. And left things clean. Highly recommend. Thanks!

Repair Hole in Deck

$400

Caulfield South VIC, Australia

8th Jun 2022

Looking for builder/tradesperson to quote, and repair hole in deck. This incl the support beams, and top decking on a small section, hole measuring 1.3-1m - reference in pics! Happy to use recycled decking or wood to complete the job Quote needs to be labour+materials and we are looking to do this as cheaply as possible, and do not have high expectations of quality to reflect this. Cheers, Jack

Repaired our deck and did a great job

Sand and varnish deck

$800

Everton Hills QLD 4053, Australia

1st Jun 2022

I need someone to sand back hand rails in some areas and need my deck and hand rails applied with two coats or deck varnish. Can supply deck oil.

Quick and does a thorough job.