The Real Cost of a Basic Deck and Pergola

Aerial view of deck with pergola

Adding a deck onto your home can provide a multitude of benefits. From a greater outdoor entertainment area to extended outdoor living space, even a basic deck built by Auckland’s deck building specialists can transform your home.

What’s more, by incorporating the addition of a pergola above some or all of your deck to provide sun, shade, and shelter from Auckland’s varied climate, has the potential to not only add to your lifestyle, but also to the value of your home.

So, what is the real cost of a basic deck and pergola?

Outdoor furniture on deck
Creating a beautiful garden and deck extension in Sandringham, Auckland Central

How much does a deck cost in Auckland Central?

The real cost of adding a deck and pergola to your Auckland Central home depends on a few factors. How large is the space you’re decking? What materials have you chosen to build with? What are the foundations like? Does any landscaping or engineering work need to take place? And have you got any special design features you’re wanting to include in your deck extension?

This beautiful deck extension and garden transformation in Sandringham cost the homeowners $68,000, but for that they were able to turn a lacklustre backyard into a stylish entertainment zone, perfect for family and friends. 

Elsewhere in the city, the Zones Landscaping Auckland Central team built a beautiful entertainer’s backyard that ensured these Pt Chevalier homeowners had both privacy and versatile spaces with huge visual appeal, all for a cost of $188,000.

For your deck build and pergola addition, our Auckland Central Landscaping Consultants will provide you with a fixed quote accurate to your project, but to get an idea of costs, these articles outline what’s involved in building different sized decks and pergolas:

Lourved pergola with hanging egg chair
Building a Stylish and Sophisticated Outdoor Living Area in Remuera, Auckland

What are the different stages of a deck build in Auckland Central?

The real cost of building a basic deck and pergola also comes down to what’s needed. Are you building a deck from new? Adding to an existing one? Upgrading an old one or repairing parts of your current outdoor space?

If you’re working with an existing deck, cost will be involved in:

  • Inspecting the foundations to ensure there’s no rot
  • Replacing or digging out new piles
  • Adding panels

If you’re wanting to build a new deck, there will be potential cost for:

  • Sourcing an engineer’s report depending on the quality of ground
  • Securing a council permit
  • Contracting a deck builder to provide a quality finish
  • Staining the deck depending on the material you’ve chosen
  • Furnishing the deck and outdoor space with suitable outdoor furniture 

For advice on choosing a decking material for your budget and design, talk to our landscaping consultants in Auckland Central.

How long does it take to build a deck?

The length of time your project takes is dependent on factors such as design, approval, builder availability, sourcing of material, and even finance. But once a project begins, there’s very little getting in the way of it stalling before it’s complete.

This family-friendly backyard in Westmere came together in 3.5 months at a total cost of $340,000. With a stunning louvre roof, new decking, and a heated pool, this home now boasts a beautiful family oasis in what was once a basic backyard.

Meanwhile, this completely new landscape design and installation in Auckland Central, which included floating stairs and artificial turf, took just eight weeks to complete for a cost of $69,000.

To find out how long it would take to build, add, or extend a deck to your property, book a free initial consultation with your local Auckland Central Zones Landscaping Consultant.

Lourved pergola beside pool
Creating a Family-Friendly Backyard in Westmere, Auckland

What are the permits for decks in Auckland Central?

Auckland City Council has a range of permits you’ll need if building a deck, but our team can advise you on what you need and source the approval for your project.

Our team can handle any process for your deck build - get in touch!

Add, extend, upgrade, design, or build your new deck and pergola with expert help from the Landscaping Consultants at Zones Auckland Central. Book a free initial consultation with them today to discover the real cost of adding a deck and pergola to your home.

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