Picking the best decking options for your Tauranga home

Decking with spectacular lighting

Whether you’re adding a deck to your home, extending an existing one, or building one from scratch, it’s important to understand the different decking choices you have for your home here in Tauranga.

At Zones Landscaping, our team love the challenge of designing, planning, consenting, and building a deck for whatever purpose the homeowner may wish. For some homeowners in the sunny bay, the deck is an extension of their living room, providing easy indoor-outdoor flow.

For other homeowners, it’s an extension of their dining room, with plenty of entertainment, cooking, and dining space. From BBQs and pizza ovens to long trestle tables or lounge chairs and side boards, having that extra outdoor space - either covered or uncovered - can enhance your home, both in value and in enjoyment.

Contemporary landscape for a new build property in Papamoa, Tauranga

Different deck wood options

So what are the different deck options we have at our disposal. Here in New Zealand the most common material for decking is wood, but there’s still a variety we can choose from.

These homeowners in Pyes Pa, Tauranga opted for garapa wood to build their deck. The result was a low maintenance, spacious outdoor entertainment area where a tired old concrete patio once stood.

Vitex hardwood flooring was the decking material of choice for this modern family garden in Tauranga. The project, which aimed to enhance the property’s backyard, included the installation of a pool, entertainment area, and upgraded gardens.

Other popular deck options include Kwila decking, a hardwood timber that comes in both pale brown and dark reddish brown; pine decking, a study but lighter option, and composite decking, which as the name suggests, is a mix of both wood and other sustainable materials.

More often than not, the choice of decking materials aligns with the look and feel of your home. But our Zones Landscaping team can advise you on which wood would be right for the deck design you want to achieve.

Dark stained decking
A Kid-friendly Backyard in Mount Maunganui

What decking material works best in Tauranga’s climate?

We’re fortunate here in the sunny Bay of Plenty that any decking material can handle our climate. Our local team of Tauranga deck builders can advise you on what material might be the best option for your deck as it depends on the style you’re seeking as well as any other surrounding features, such as a pool.

Maintenance and longevity of decking materials

When it comes to picking the best decking material, consider how much maintenance you want. Are you building a job or building something with minimal requirement for long-term care? 

This waterfront property landscape in Welcome Bay, Tauranga had low maintenance at its core with a combination of decking, concrete, retaining, and the installation of a pool, while this complete garden landscape in Papamoa Beach combined Futurewood deck, as well as concrete pavers to achieve it’s low maintenance but contemporary look.

If you’re considering your deck building options in Tauranga, this article looks at where to begin when building a deck and what you need to consider.

Building A Garapa Deck for Outdoor Entertaining in Pyes Pa, Tauranga

How much does it cost to build a deck in Tauranga?

The cost to build a deck very much depends on the size and scale of your deck as well the landscaping required and the materials you choose. These articles are a great starting point for you to get an understanding of what can be achieved on different budgets:

How much does a mid-range deck and pergola cost in New Zealand?

How much does a premium deck and pergola cost in New Zealand?

How much does a basic deck and pergola cost in New Zealand

Ready to landscape?

Add to your landscape with a deck that suits your home, your garden, and your lifestyle. Talk to our team of expert Landscaping Consultants at Zones Tauranga today to make a dent in your deck building dreams.

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