Why You Should Hire a Professional to Build Your Deck.

So, you’ve decided to build a deck for additional living space. No doubt you’re looking forward to cooking, relaxing, and spending time with your family. Before you can enjoy the fun times, the deck needs to be built. And, the big question is; should you hire a professional handyman to build your deck, or should you DIY?

You may say that there are plenty of decks or BBQ areas built by homeowners. These all seem to have been built well. But everyone has different strengths. Many experienced tradies tend to build their own deck. What’s your forte?  Do you really know what you’re getting yourself into when you take on a deck building project?

Hire a Professional, or DIY?

Ask yourself these simple questions:

  • Do you enjoy physical labour?
  • Do you have any construction experience?
  • Do you have the time to research ‘How to build a deck’?
  • Do you know what type of material to use?
  • Can you pick up and transport the materials?
  • Do you have all the tools you will need?
  • Can you spare the time this will take?

If the answers to the above questions are a resounding ‘yes’, then give yourself a huge pat on the back! You can now proceed to Stage II.

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Stage II – building your deck

You’re confident you can tackle your own deck building project. Now it’s time to plan. The next things to consider are:

  • Go outside and work out exactly where you want your deck to be built.
  • Measure how long, high and wide you need your decking to be. It’s a good idea to draw it up on paper.
  • What footings are needed? Do you need extra machinery to dig post holes? It’s vital that your deck is safe and sturdy.
  • Council approval may be required. Each council has its own set of regulations regarding backyard structures such as decks. Without council approval, you run the risk of expensive fines, or worse still, you may be asked to remove the structure altogether.

Hire a professional

Once you’ve considered all the above, I don’t blame you if you have a headache, I’ve certainly got one!  It’s easy to see that a lot of planning and time is needed to build a deck. Want to make it simple? Hire a professional handyman to build your deck! Here are just a few benefits a professional handyman can bring:

  • Professionals do this all day every day. They know what they’re doing. They’ve encountered many different scenarios before yours, and will know the best way to build your deck.
  • Tools and Equipment. Handyman have all the specialised tools and equipment needed to build your deck. The right tools ensure the integrity of your deck too. No corners will be cut because of a lack of tools.
  • Satisfaction Guarantee. Reputable handymen strive to deliver excellent customer service! This is their livelihood. If they don’t do a good job building your deck, word will spread, and their business could be jeopardised.
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For customer satisfaction guaranteed, turn to the professionals you can trust. Jim’s Handyman can plan and build your deck from start to finish. Phone 131 546 to get started!