Testimonials:

"Thanks Peter! You guys have done a great job. Special thanks to Michael, not only a hard worker, but a great guy as well. I'll transfer the outstanding amount tomorrow morning. See you guys in approx 4-5 months  for maintenance going into summer."

- Fabio Cornelli, 100 m²  Rhodesian Teak deck in Greenstone

Testimonials:

"If you ever need a competent decking company, Designer Decks is it! Superior workmanship and aftercare."

- Russ Curtis, Curtis Gunite cc, pool specialist.
 

Testimonials:

"We are extremely impressed with the deck. The installation process as well as the team was very professional."


- Desmond Pillay. + - 80 m² Balau pool deck in Northcliff.

Testimonials:

"Peter, the deck looks awesome. I am very happy with the work done. The workmanship is of high quality. I can't fault you." 
 

- Lucinda van Kan, Jacuzzi deck, Bedfordview

Testimonials:

"The deck looks great. Thank you very much. My wife said I need to compliment your foreman as well." 
 

- Regards, Arnold De Swardt, + - 20 m² Rhodesian Teak decking project plus sand & seal of existing deck in Southdowns Estate, Centurion

Testimonials:

"Thanks, job well done!"


- Hugo Fyfer, + - 20 m² Balau deck in Northcliff
 

Testimonials:

"We are very happy with the deck and just want to thank you guys for the professional manner in which you worked and gave us feedback."
 

- Kind regards, Coleen Slabbert, + - 100 m² Balau decking project in Featherbrook Estate. 

Testimonials:

''We absolutely lovewhat you've done with our patio! It's absolutely beautiful! Thank you!''

Peggy Rose Mazibuko Timber deck and pergola, Vanderbijlpark

Pergolas

There is something so special about the timeless beauty of an expertly crafted pergola. It forms the epicenter of outdoor family unions, and creates a welcoming aura of homeliness. Do you need a shade providing pergola for your patio? With translucent or tinted roof sheeting perhaps? Perhaps you'd like a retractable shade awning to go with your pergola? Painted a color of your choice? No problem! Our professional team would be happy to transform your vision into a reality.

Which type should you choose?

Pergolas can be classed into 5 groups:
- Basic grid type
- Basic without purlins (rafters only over beams)
- Basic with roof sheeting
- Shade providing
- Shade providing with sheeting

A basic pergola consists of posts supporting a beam or beams, over which rafters are placed at ~800mm centers, and finally purlins are placed over the rafters at ~800mm centers. This type of pergola gives a pleasant 800mm x 800mm grid effect.
The basic with sheeting is self explanatory
A shade providing pergola is the same as the basic except for one crucial element: the purlins are spaced much closer together to create shade. 50% shade and 25% shade are common options. This pergola gives a pleasant slatted appearance.
Once again, the shade providing pergola with sheeting is fairly self explanatory.

Floor construction

A timber loft floor is typically fitted to walls on cleats or steel wall brackets. Occasionally a timber post or posts will be required. Joists will span the length of the floor, supported by the cleats / brackets and provide the strength and rigidity to the floor. Beams and posts will be required where the floor does not adjoin walls. The structure-work is typically SA Pine, which is SABS approved, and cost effective.

Flooring timber options

The timber options we offer for the actual flooring itself include the following:

  • SA PINE T&G flooring
  • Meranti T&G flooring
  • Rhodesian Teak T&G flooring
  • Saligna T&G flooring

The most common options are Rhodesian Teak and SA Pine, the latter being the most cost effective.

You may want to tile or carpet the top of your floor, which is perfectly feasible. In these instances we will apply a single or double layer of shutter-ply directly onto the joists (thus taking the place of the flooring).

We are flexible!

We would be happy to assist you with any questions you might have, and remember, we welcome clients who need tailor-made solutions. Please cotact us with your requirements, no matter how abstract they may be. We would love to discuss your needs / ideas, or provide advice. Our capable design and installation team will surprise you!