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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

Garden Decking


Swanmore, Hampshire

13th Apr 2024

I’d like our garden decking area painted. It might need sanding/treating but looking for someone to do it. It’s maybe 30ft by 15ft

Wooden trim attached to outdoor garden decking


Loans, Ayrshire and Arran

16th Dec 2023

I have a wooden deck in my garden which is missing the side trim. The timber is there it just needs cut and attached. Small job, 2 long pieces. Thanks - Due date: Flexible

Garden decking, door repair, paint


Clapham Common, Greater London, SW4

17th Jun 2023

Garden decking repair Door repair with minor touch Repaint Basic other minor things before new tenants move in Exact details as requested are as follows: Happy to negotiate the price further. 1. Decking in garden - floorboards are wobbly/sticking up, wood is rotting in some places. 2. The wood on the bifold doors from the 2nd bedroom/office could do with treating to prevent decay. 3. There is some mould in the bathroom above the shower and window. 4. The dishwasher cabinet cover in the kitchen is peeling off. 5. The front bedroom windows have some paint stains and could do with some attention. There's also one window that is not frosted though I think we should be able to sort that ourselves. 6. The gate in the garden could do with a lock that can be accessed from both sides. Also the wood on the gate is decaying so may be worth considering replacing the gate. 7. The planter outside has a panel sticking out. - Due date: Flexible

Powerwash and Oil Garden Decking + small repair to one joist


Archway, Greater London

8th Jun 2023

Powerwash the decking or lightly sand. Apply two coats of oil (I will provide). One part of the decking needs a fix to the joist (I will pay for a new joist if that is what is needed). - Due date: Before Monday, 3 July 2023

Replace/repair wooden garden decking that is loose,sinking.


Brixton, Greater London, SW9

13th May 2023

Replace/repair wooden garden decking that is sinking at one end and has become loose. About 7 planks in total. Length 150 cm, width 22 cm for each plank. There may be one or two other planks that need replacing/repair. Repaint/stain the whole area as required. - Due date: Flexible

To clean and paint garden decking and wooden balustrade


Hazel Stub, Suffolk

3rd May 2023

To clean and paint all with recommended product. - Due date: Flexible

Garden Decking


Anthill Common, Hampshire

8th Apr 2023

We have a small 3m by 2.3m area in out garden that we’d like some decking on. Looking for best quotes (budget is only put as £5 as not sure what is in budget yet) - Due date: Flexible

Curved garden deck


Wood Green, Greater London, N22

16th Mar 2023

I’m looking for an experienced builder/carpenter who can build a garden deck with a curved edge, approx 3x4m, and to include a step to level it. - Due date: Flexible

Garden decking on an hilly side


West End, Somerset

5th Dec 2022

Decking (about 40 sqm). Labour only - Due date: Before Sunday, 19 February 2023

Garden decking painting


Custom House, Greater London

17th Aug 2022

6 by 4 Garden decking needs painting - Due date: Before Sunday, 21 August 2022

Garden decking


The Hale, Greater London

9th Aug 2022

I have a pretty simple decking that I require to be removed and a new deck to be installed - Due date: Before Monday, 5 September 2022

Oil garden decking


Chelsea, Greater London

20th Jun 2022

Need tasker to oil the wooden decking of a 4m x 4m garden - Due date: Before Friday, 1 July 2022

Garden decking


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

27th May 2022

garden decking needs to be added - Due date: Flexible

Sand down back garden decking and stain the deck ready for summer


Brixton, Greater London, SW9

16th May 2022

We have a large deck in our garden that needs sanding down and carefully staining - Due date: Before Friday, 27 May 2022

Karim fully deserves his 5 star rating, he is friendly professional trust-worthy and did a great job. He is exactly the kind of professional you would want to use again and again.

Replace garden decking


Bayswater, Greater London, W2

4th May 2022

Old garden decking for a small ground floor flat garden needs replacing as it is not secure. Would like to look at sustainable options for the replacement decking so it is affordable and long-lasting. Many thanks - Due date: Before Wednesday, 6 July 2022

GARDEN Decking removed. Step built infront of French doors.


Lower Tuffley, Gloucestershire

9th Apr 2022

Building skills required, - Due date: Flexible

Front garden decking


High Church, Northumberland

26th Mar 2022

Box decking with posts holding 1 beam each side to hang swings - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 April 2022

Demolish an old garden deck


Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester

23rd Jun 2021

I run a small decking business and I need an old pine deck demolishing and putting in a skip. If I did it myself it would take me approx. 2 hrs. It's 25sqm and it's in pretty bad shape, lots of loose boards and is quite rotten. It's sitting on 4 inch joists that are on the ground so it will break up very easily. The skip will be at the back of the house approximately 5 yds from where the deck is. It's in Cheadle Hulme, I need it doing anytime before Monday July 5th. You won't need much more than a saw, a hammer and maybe a lever.

Did a good job, very happy

Garden decking and home office build


Charing Cross, Greater London

18th May 2021

Hello, I need an area of the garden levelled and either concrete slabs or other foundations laid for a garden office. I have obtained planning permission and have all materials ordered for it, including instructions for the build and drawings. I would also like an area of decking laid. Thanks.

Need to install new shed and garden decking


Royal Arsenal West, Greater London

7th Dec 2020

I just order a new shed , need to install the shed and do my garden decking