Designer Decks is a family owned business, and the company is run by two brothers: Peter & Michael. Designer Decks was founded in 2008 by Peter Van Niekerk. After many years prior in the timber decking trade and industry, Peter identified an important 'gap' in the market: the lack of premium quality and service in the industry. And so Designer Decks was born. Peter had to endure many sleepless nights guiding his budding company through tough economic conditions, but has since been able to build it into the thriving business it is today.
All our timber is hand selected at our supplier for quality, and then machined at our warehouse to the correct specs as necessary.
We are committed to providing outstanding service. This means causing as little disturbance to our clients during installation as possible, leaving a site clean and tidy every day, being on time, keeping clients updated when we experience delays, etc.
We have a strict NO-SUBCONTRACTOR policy. Our experience with sub-contractors in the past have proven very conclusively that the quality of workmanship we require for our clients cannot be delivered through sub-contractors.
All our projects are managed by us ONLY and all our staff are permanently employed, experienced, friendly, trustworthy, and most importantly, take pride in their work.
We have a workshop, which allows us to prepare materials off-site. Prep-work includes meticulous sanding, routering, and painting all pergola materials before installation. This also includes assembly of certain elements such as posts, steel brackets, end-detail cutting etc. This ensures that most of the messy work (and indeed most of the work period) is done before we start erecting the pergola, and thus a clean, quick and efficient installation.
All our projects are 100% structural engineer compliant. We will happily issue you with a structural engineer‘s certificate for your project on request.
We are keen designers and creators. We are well versed in structural 3D modelling and CAD software, and are happy to give you 3D renderings and architectural drawings along with your quote if necessary. We offer this service for free to our clients, but there's a catch, you have to use us to install your project as well.
Don't ask us, ask our clients! Feel free to ask us for references, or hop onto our social media platforms to connect with our clients. We have not had a single unhappy client in over 7 years!
We have a network of trust-based relationships with different service providers in the building industry. These include pool and spa contractors, blind and awning contractors, kitchen contractors etc.
We only use CCA TREATED structural timber and poles for outdoor structural applications. The structure of a deck is like the foundations of a house... unseen but crucial to its integrity and lifespan. Our deck structures carry a life expectancy of 15 years at minimum. Untreated structural timber on the other hand will only last a year or two or at best in outdoor applications before degradation due to rot and insect infestation sets in.