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Client vision

Replace the original deck and bench seating with a larger, open concept deck equipped with a transitional full width staircase and plenty of low voltage lighting. The extra deep stairs also act as secondary seating whilst connecting the ground level patio together beautifully. 


The clients love the look and warmth of real wood but wanted low maintenance and long-term durability with a unique finish. We opted for an exotic hardwood called Yellow Balau which offers rich and vibrant colours and breathtaking colours, especially when oil is applied.

Features & highlights

  • Yellow Balau hardwood decking

  • Unique multi-width decking pattern

  • Full width staircase with herringbone corners

  • Low voltage deck lighting


The deck was part of a full backyard landscape renovation project that the clients had been planning for a while. Being their forever home, the clients had a vision and certain requests they didn’t want to rush in the new design. Once the previous deck, planter boxes, benches, water feature, trees and patio were ripped out, we had a blank canvas to play with.

Road construction, multiple trade schedules, a long weekend and a heat wave created scheduling challenges, but we worked hard to bring this to life as quickly as possible.

The biggest challenge for our deck installer by far was the complexity of the deck design which resulted in additional Yellow Balau material needed to fix some errors during construction, but the finished results speak for themselves.

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