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Nice guys, great job

Re-stain garden deck in Seaforth


Very good. Knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Roof top garden deck watering system installation.


Awesome Job by Jae, deck looks fantastic, Jae is easy to work with and helped with our variations and planning as the task grew and changed.

Garden Decking Build


Great job - very thorough. Wonderful attention to detail. Thanks Linh!

Garden decking - sanding and painting


Jone is a hard worker.

Garden Deck - Wash, Sand to bare and oiling


Great job and dealt easily with a client that changed their mind on paint colour

Clean and paint garden decking








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Why book a garden decking service through Airtasker?

Finding reliable and affordable garden decking services is easy with Airtasker. It’s as simple as setting your budget and connecting with rated and reviewed tradespeople on our platform! We provide an efficient way to gather multiple quotes from garden decking experts near you. Hire an experienced tradesman today and turn your unused outdoor space into a beautiful and cosy garden deck.

Airtasker garden decking specialists can assist you with a wide range of tasks – from building your deck to replacing your rotted boards. So feel free to put up a task for any garden decking request. We’ll soon connect you with suitable and available tradesmen in your area.

Skip the guesswork and get right to planning the garden deck of your dreams. In a matter of minutes, you can be in touch with Taskers ready to help you source your decking materials, design your deck, and build your garden decking. A lovely garden deck for relaxing on lazy Sundays and hosting dinner parties could soon be yours.

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Top Garden Decking related questions

Garden decking creates cosy outdoor spaces for relaxation, al fresco dining, and summer BBQs. The types of decking range from pure timber to composite decks. Decking provides versatile designs to suit any purpose. What’s more, decking complements plant life and provides a more natural aesthetic than stone paving.

Planning requirements vary from case to case. For example, you’ll need to get planning permission if your deck will be higher than 300 mm (~1 ft) from the ground. Also, planning permission applies to decks within 20 metres of a highway or situated in a conservation area. You may also need permission if your deck will affect the amenity value or privacy of neighbouring properties. For updated planning guidelines, you may contact your local authority.

It depends on the situation. The type of licence depends on the deck's size and height, local council regulations, and state licensing authorities. Simple deck installations may not need a licensed deck builder. On the other hand, you’ll need a licensed deck builder to install a deck that requires planning approval.

Garden deck installation can take as little as 1 to 2 days. This timeframe applies to small gardens (e.g. 15 square metres). But labour time may vary depending on the size of your garden, decking material, and the number of tradesmen building the deck. Taskers can give you a customised estimate once you put up a task for your garden decking needs.

Garden decking is usually cheaper and easier to install than paving. However, paving slabs lasts longer than decking. Paving is not only pricier than decking, but the former takes more time to install. Decking and paving each have their trade-offs, and your choice boils down to budget and style preference. Both decking and paving services are available on our platform. And we can help you find specialists within your budget.

Yes, some Taskers may be able to offer rat-proofing services along with garden deck installation. One way to rat-proof a deck is to install strong chicken wire under the deck. Chicken wire can prevent rats from getting through. Simply include rat-proofing in your garden decking request to avail of this service. We’ll then connect you with tradesmen who can do the job.

What do garden decking services include?

Taskers offer all sorts of garden decking services, including deck installation and deck maintenance. Your Tasker can even handle the trip to the home improvement store. This way, you can stay in the comfort of your home while your Tasker picks up and transports your decking materials to your location. 


The main types of garden decking include softwood, hardwood, and composite material. Here’s an overview of the different types of decking services you can request on our platform.


Timber decking 

Turn your unused space into a liveable area for relaxing and socialising. Timber decking comes in many forms, such as garden decks, terraces, and rooftop spaces. You can hire a Tasker to build any structure of your choosing, be it a small garden deck or swimming pool deck. To achieve the ultimate cosy space, you can also ask your Tasker to line your deck with pretty garden lights. 


On top of your decking installation, why not hire a gardener to build you some garden beds or trim your hedges? Or have a Tasker come over to do a general garden clean-up or take away your discarded shrubs and excess soil. 


Softwood decking 

Softwood comes from fast-growing trees like pine. As a result, softwood is one of the cheapest decking materials in the market. Not to mention, softwood decking is easy to install. While softwood is weaker than hardwood and composite decks, softwood can last up to 25 years with regular cleaning and oil treatments.


(If you prefer low-maintenance decking, artificial grass or AstroTurf are some good alternatives.) Once your softwood deck is ready, a furniture assembler can come over to set up your outdoor dining table or playground. 


Hardwood decking

Hardwood may be one of the most expensive decking materials out there, but it can be worth the investment. This material has a beautiful and high-end appearance. Furthermore, hardwood can last for more than 50 years and requires less maintenance than softwood. Hardwood decking comes from Oak and other slow-growing trees.


For this reason, hardwood is rarer and more expensive than other decking materials. It may be harder to work with hardwood, but an experienced deck specialist can guide you through the planning and building process. Our platform can also connect you with garden shed builders if you need a space to store your tools and bikes. 


Composite decking

Composite decking combines the benefits of wood and plastic. Like wood, composite decks are aesthetically pleasing. Also, composite decks come in a wide range of colours and textures that look like real wood. At the same time, composite decking provides features you don’t get from pure wood. For example, composite decks are waterproof and require little maintenance. 


In fact, composite material is less prone to mould and algae growth. Composite decking can also last for over 50 years. We can help you minimise costs by connecting you with quality composite decking builders within your budget. 

Recent Garden Decking tasks

Build a fenced cat enclosure on a garden deck


Tweed Heads West NSW, Australia

26th Aug 2023

We are wanting to build a cat enclosure on our small deck leading out of the back of the house. The cats are very good escape artists so needs to be top to bottom completely secure with a strong mesh wire, preferably with a gate to be able to go into the garden as we also have dogs. Keen to use the whole deck space so the mesh can cover the whole way around - Due date: Flexible

Carpenter to restore garden decking for house sale


Newport VIC 3015, Australia

7th Jun 2023

Need a carpenter to restore garden decking - garden seat with planter box - uneven garden deck Happy to discuss further on the job and scope to refine the quotation Due date: Needs to be done by late June

Chop up garden decking and joists


Currambine WA 6028, Australia

11th Mar 2023

Old decking and joists underneath decking needs to be removed. I can dispose of it all so just need it chopped to approximately 40cm lengths. Beams (joists) also need to be chopped to the same length. Does not need unscrewing so should be pretty straightforward. - Due date: Needs to be done as soon as possible.

Ronnie and the team were so professional and organised. They worked so hard to get the job completed and we can't thank them enough for the excellent work they've done. So happy 😊

Garden Decking Build


Sinagra WA 6065, Australia

29th Sep 2022

Looking to have a new deck built in our garden. Photos attached of area, measurements are 6x3 - 18m2 and the area wrapping round the out building is 4x3 - 12m2, 30m2 in total. Please quote on materials as well as well as install and labour costs. We were thinking of using composite decking due to the low maintenance, but willing to take advice on what would be best for us.

Awesome Job by Jae, deck looks fantastic, Jae is easy to work with and helped with our variations and planning as the task grew and changed.

Help to install timber handrail on rear garden deck


Smiths Lake NSW, Australia

19th Aug 2022

Help to install timber handrail to metal deck fence. 2 man job or one person who’s prepared to work with us to finish. If this can be completed by Sunday, I can offer a bonus payment. - Due date: Before Monday, 22 August 2022

Sanding a garden deck


Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia

13th Aug 2021

Sanding a 6m x 3m deck using their own equipment

Build low garden deck


Hendra QLD 4011, Australia

27th Feb 2021

Build a deck 4.5x4.5 metres 30cm above ground

Clean and paint garden decking


Neutral Bay NSW, Australia

1st Dec 2020

We are looking for our decking to be cleaned and painted. Photo of floor plan attached to give sense of size. The cleaning requires a girney which you would need to supply; we would supply paint.

Great job and dealt easily with a client that changed their mind on paint colour

Roof top garden deck watering system installation.


Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

2nd Nov 2020

Roof top deck. Wooden deck. Multiple pots. Water supply / tap. Need irrigation system with timer into multiple pots

Very good. Knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Garden Deck - Wash, Sand to bare and oiling


Moorebank NSW, Australia

13th Oct 2020

We are looking to have the timber deck sanded back to remove the previous coating (Spa-N-Deck). Followed by 2 coats of oil. The deck is about 30m2 with 1 step down.

Jone is a hard worker.

Re-stain garden deck in Seaforth


Seaforth NSW, Australia

1st Sep 2020

Our back garden deck needs to be re-stained in time for summer, as starting to look a little grey and dry. It’s a fairly simple deck, approximately 5.5m x 5.0m in size. There is also some detailing around the BBQ area and accompanying bench. Will need to be prepped. Equipment, materials and stain not provided. Experienced painters/decorators only.

Nice guys, great job

Garden decking - sanding and painting


Freshwater, New South Wales, Australia

1st Aug 2020

We are looking for our garden decking to be restored. It will need (a) a few pins to be hammered down and a few missing pins to be replaced, (b) to be sanded down both on top and around the edges and (c) repainted (2 coats) and (d) generally clean up after yourself. We will have the wood stain. We would need you to have the machinery/tools for sanding and painting and any pins that need replacing. The dimensions are: - 450cm width - 700cm length - Plus side facias around the decking - 1 step down from the decking Pictures attached: Thanks!

Great job - very thorough. Wonderful attention to detail. Thanks Linh!

Garden decking


Banyo QLD 4014, Australia

10th Jul 2020

Decking needs to ge built

Garden decking


Cherrybrook NSW 2126, Australia

9th Jun 2020

Please help Build a deck 2.2m x 1.2m

Alfredo & garden decking with roof & outdoor blind


Leppington NSW, Australia

11th Apr 2020

Hi I need to do decking through alfresco to portion of garden. Need roof to the portion of the garden section. Total area would be 6m x 6m. Roof needed to 3 x 6 plus 1 x 6. Outdoor blinds needed for area - 3 x 3 + 6 x 3 + 1 x 3. Kindly give a quote.

Oil garden deck


McKinnon VIC, Australia

4th Mar 2020

We need to move the large table off the deck sand the deck down and oil the deck and move the table back once the oil has dried.

Sand and stain garden decking


Little Bay, New South Wales, Australia

29th Jan 2020

Need someone to sand down and stain our garden decking. Had it stained but it hasnt come up good.

Need quote for garden decking


Kew East VIC, Australia

24th Jan 2020

Around 30 metres squared of the backyard needs decking. The deck should only be around 20 cm high. The attached picture is of the backyard and we hope to cover a part of the group (as mentioned 30m2) doesn't have to be all. I've also included a picture of what we want it to sorta look like but not the colour, just the shape(:

Clean, sand and re-stain garden deck


Eltham North VIC 3095, Australia

10th Nov 2019

Approx size of back deck is 6.7m by 3.5m plus beams Also pool deck approx 5m x 4