Adding a Deck to your Cape Town or George House

Adding a Deck

Adding a Deck to your Cape Town or George House

Outdoor living in Cape Town and George is one of the most often used concepts in home construction today. Building flexible living spaces with anything from reading nooks to fully functional outdoor gathering rooms with kitchens and dining, homeowners are expanding their indoor and outdoor living areas.

Decks offer an entirely new way to think about outdoor comfort. Modern decks, which offer a diverse and comfortable way to enjoy your own small piece of nature, are far from the plain porches of the past. Even in the city, strategically planted plants can provide seclusion and a sense of nature. Create a tranquil refuge to escape the worries of life by taking advantage of the wood beneath your feet, the vegetation surrounding the boundaries, and the open sky. With spring around the corner, now is the perfect time to add a deck to your property. 

Although hardwood like Garapa or Balau is the best option, the cost is very high! Pine decking, which costs half as much, is a good substitute to take into account! Reduce the distance between rafters to 350mm when installing your pine decking to ensure the highest possible quality. Furthermore, adding a premium oil like Labsol Deck & Teak Oil can significantly increase its longevity.

Pine is one of the most often used woods in South Africa and one of the more affordable options for building a timber deck. Everything from furniture to decking is made of pine. Pine is obviously less durable than hardwood decking timbers, as is the case with most building materials, but with the right upkeep, a pine deck can last anywhere between five and 10 years.

Because pine contains a heartwood that is a light brown colour and a sapwood that is a lighter, yellowish white colour, pine boards have a very distinct appearance. Pine is still an option if you want to build a deck at a lower cost because it is more usually used for the substructure.

For your convenience, here are some comparisons to consider:

  • At Online Building, 19×90 Garapa is priced at R81 per meter ex Vat.
  • Similarly, 19×90 Balau can be purchased at R75 per meter ex VAT, also at Online Building.
  • Alternatively, 21×108 Pine Decking is available at R33.75 per meter, again at Online Building.

To satisfy all of your needs for do-it-yourself construction, Online Building offers Balau, Garapa, and Pine decking options. Contact us today, to get your dream DIY project started!

While we carry everything you’ll need to make your project a success, it’s crucial to keep in mind that we do not cut or fit to your requirements.