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Sam was both personable and very conscientious. He did great work. Will use again

Two decks painted


Annette was amazing...she went above and beyond to help me prepare my decks to apply Cabots decking oil - thank you so much!

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Why book a local decking service through Airtasker?

Building a deck is a great way to improve your home's look and enjoy the outdoors a bit more. And like any other home upgrade, it's crucial to get the best value possible. Whether it's timber decking, composite decking, or garden decking, you can do this easily by hiring a rated and reviewed deck builder in your area through Airtasker!

When you book a decking specialist through our platform, you get to choose several offers from decking contractors nearby within a budget you will specify. You also get to read through dozens of reviews and ratings all on one platform - much more convenient than asking friends and neighbours for recommendations!

To start looking for deck builders near you, select the "Post a task" button. Fill out the task form, then hit "Get quotes." You'll then receive offers from decking contractors around you. Pick the offer you like best, then confirm your appointment. And that's it! You're now one step closer to beautifying your home with a proper deck.

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Top Decking related questions

The average cost of decking services varies based on factors like material and project size. Softwood decking (e.g., pine) ranges from $30 to $60 per square meter, with additional installation costs. Hardwood decking (e.g., oak or teak) is pricier, ranging from $70 to $120 per square meter, plus installation. Composite decking costs between $80 and $150 per square meter for materials, plus installation. Labor costs generally range from $25 to $50 per square meter. Additional expenses may include features like railing, stairs, and lighting. Obtain quotes from local professionals for precise pricing tailored to your project.

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 or ability to do this yourself, feel free to include it in your task post and have a decking 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

In general, deck builders recommend using screws - particularly deck screws - when joining decking boards. 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 building materials or even build the deck for you and your family!

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 on your decking board, 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 decking boards.

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. You can get more tips on building a deck in this guide. 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 on your decking project.

High-quality decking boards come in different varieties: timber, composite, aluminium, and pressure-treated wood. For long-term performance and durability against weather conditions, composite decking is your best bet. If you want a more natural feel for your outdoors, timber decking is a great choice. Wood decking made of pressure-treated wood is also popular for being low maintenance and durable. Talk to your Tasker to determine which decking products are best as building materials for your decking needs.

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What can you get from decking builders?

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 building materials on your behalf or help you pick out the best ones for your decking 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. Whether it's timber decking or composite decking, professionals know the ins and outs of deck installation. 

If you're installing a deck on your property for the first time, a deck installer in your area can help you plan it out - from choosing the best decking products that match your home's style to offering maintenance tips. They'll also prep the ground, lay out the support posts and boards, and attach the deck to your house.  You don't need to do everything on your own - just post a task and connect with local decking contractors around you!

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!  

While some decks are low maintenance, regular staining and sealing are necessary to make them long-lasting against harsh weather conditions. 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 grayish 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, and inspect the ledger (the part attached to your house), as well as the joists, beams, and railings, to make sure everything is in top condition. 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.

Recent Decking tasks

Deck clean and coat


Kohimarama, Auckland, New Zealand

6th Nov 2023

76sqm deck needs a new coat. It has ridges facing up so sanding may not be effective but could use a chemical clean before either a varnish or paint. - Due date: Flexible

Build a deck


Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

16th Sep 2023

Decking size 3.5 m x 6m . Kwila or pine wood - Due date: Flexible

Paint the front steps, fix the tellising in front of the deck


Auckland 0622, New Zealand

24th May 2023

contact me 1. The front steps need painting 2. Fix the trellising in front of the deck 3. The board under the shower head in the bath needs to be taken off and re-seated and painting. 4. Window blinds not working in the study room, probably no need to be replaced, but just need to fix the hook..etc. to make it work. If do need replace, please quote and advise. 5. 5. Fix any broken door handles on the cabinets, replace news handles if they are missing in the kitchen 6. 6. Fix any broken door handles and latches of the windows 7. 7. Fix one of the garage doors, the top corner of the garage door's frame separated, needs to be fixed before it becomes a hazard. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Replace boards on deck


Ngāruawāhia, New Zealand

10th May 2023

I have the wood so it involves replace some dodgy boards - Due date: Flexible

Deck sanding - finishing a job 1-2hrs


Mount Albert Auckland, New Zealand

5th Mar 2023

We have started sanding our deck but the hired sander keeps spitting out the paper. Need a handyman (preferably with own sander) to finish off our job. Maybe 2hrs. If you have sandpaper that’s great otherwise we’ll get some more. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 7 March 2023

Two decks painted


Auckland 1026, New Zealand

25th Jan 2023

Two decks to be painted/stained. - Due date: Before Saturday, 28 January 2023

Sam was both personable and very conscientious. He did great work. Will use again

paining the fence, re-staining the deck, waterblasting concrete


Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand

21st Jan 2023

29 idris road, fendalton, Christchurch - Due date: Before Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Two decks waterblasted


Auckland 0630, New Zealand

14th Jan 2023

Two decks waterblasted - the back deck is similar to the front deck - picture below - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Annette was amazing...she went above and beyond to help me prepare my decks to apply Cabots decking oil - thank you so much!

Motion sensor light installed on my front deck + replace 2 LED lamps


Auckland 0630, New Zealand

14th Jan 2023

Installation of a motion sensor light on my front deck - Due date: Flexible

Jake went above and beyond to source a light fitting to do the job....and came back about three times to ensure that what he was fitting was fit for purpose. Highly recommend his services♥

Painting of metal railing on deck


Nelson 7010, New Zealand

5th Dec 2022

Sand back metal where rough and repair. Its a fidley job with black railings. - Due date: Flexible

Rebuild part of a brick wall that forms part of a concrete deck


Mellons Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

21st Nov 2022

We ave a concrete deck which has a brick wall.part of the surrounding brick has cracked, angles / leans away from the deck and needs to be rebuilt. The impacted area is approx 1.5 high by 3.5-4 metres long. The bricks are at ground leel - Due date: Flexible

Clean decks


Auckland 1071, New Zealand

14th Nov 2022

Old deck cleaning and painting - Due date: Flexible

Painting carport & staining small deck


One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand

24th Oct 2022

I need some painting done to inside my carport and outside of it it They need two coats of paint one side of the concrete wall needs sealant on it first I also need a small deck stained A pile of river stones also moved All paint and stain etc will be provided - Due date: Before Sunday, 6 November 2022

Jason is a hard working person, has an eye for detail. Very reliable with good communication skills. I highly recommend him. I will be using him in the future.

Stain deck


Auckland 1024, New Zealand

27th Sep 2022

Wash down and stain outside deck area - Due date: Before Sunday, 23 October 2022

Repairs to a deck & need framing in an attic room


Brooklyn, Wellington, New Zealand

18th Sep 2022

I have a deck that needs 3x corner posts replacing & the decking timber replaced. I have the timber required. Also I have had a skylight replaced in the attic because it is larger than the old one I need a wall to close in this part of the attic area. - Due date: Before Monday, 3 October 2022

Timber deck installed


Queensberry, New Zealand

28th Aug 2022

We’re looking for someone to install a deck - Due date: Before Thursday, 1 December 2022

Treadmill deck change or replace?


Takanini, Auckland, New Zealand

25th Aug 2022

Need to replace or change the deck of the treadmill which is under the best , I hope I explained it well - Due date: Before Friday, 26 August 2022

Front deck cutting to build up a gap for installing sliding gate


Auckland 2022, New Zealand

23rd Aug 2022

We want to install a sliding gate on our driveway, but the front deck has no gap with our fence, so need to cut the deck - Due date: Flexible

Need the deck cleaned in Tuakau


Tuakau, New Zealand

3rd Mar 2022

Front deck L shaped - 10m x 2 and 6mx 2. Rear deck 3.5m x 1.8m then 4 steps: 0.45 x1.8m. Just looking for a 30 seconds clean and may be an aftercoat of laminate if it will help to maintain it. - Due date: Flexible

New deck build


Torbay, Auckland, New Zealand

15th Jan 2022

Deck for a new under construction house. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 15th Feb 2022