Outdoor Decks for any Home or Lifestyle in Canberra

ACT Decks is one of the leading providers of outdoor decks in the Canberra region. Our team – led by founder and licensed builder Xavier Duffy – has been building quality decks in Canberra since 2012. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) recognised our efforts in 2016 by judging us as the winner of its Outdoor Project award for the ACT / Southern NSW Region.

Outdoor decks come in a range of styles and materials to suit every budget and lifestyle. As a decking specialist in Canberra, ACT Decks doesn’t compromise on quality: all our decking is secured with screws (not nails); in addition, we use only superior materials and products from leading brands. A deck from ACT Decks is built to last and adds value to your home in Canberra.

The Latest Decking Technologies

A lot has changed in the decking world in recent years. Although natural timber decks are still popular in Canberra, many clients choose low-maintenance composite timber solutions. Composite timber – made from recycled wood fibre and plastic – is the eco-friendly alternative to natural timber (it also requires no finishing and is easy to maintain).

ACT Decks recommends Trex composite decking and TimberTech AZEK capped PVC decking. Trex is the world’s largest producer of composite decking – made from “95% reclaimed timber and plastic.” Timbertech’s AZEK product is renowned for its moisture and slip resistance qualities (it’s “made from a complex blend of up to 54% recycled material”).

Types of Decks We Build in Canberra

The talented team at ACT Decks builds the followings types of decks in Canberra:-

  • Attached decks (secured to your property)
  • Detached decks (built away from your property)
  • Wraparound decks
  • Multi-tier decks
  • Pool and spa decks (for both in-ground and above ground pools / spas)

Our quality decks can be made from hardwood, composite timber, recycled timber, or aluminium.

ACT Decks provides an end-to-end decking solution in Canberra – from design to construction and project completion. We take care of any required Building Approvals (BA) or Development Applications (DA).

As a leading provider of decks in Canberra, ACT Decks complies with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and all relevant Australian Standards.

Decking products we use

Decking Products We Use in Canberra

Decking Products We Use in Canberra

ACT Decks partners with some of the biggest producers of composite decking in the industry, including TimberTech (makers of AZEK), Millboard, and Trex. We also use quality Australian hardwoods, such as Spotted Gum, on projects requiring natural timber. Another popular option is aluminium decking, which we source from Australian company DecoDeck.

All our decks in Canberra are screwed and bolted (not nailed) – ensuring longevity and improved safety. We use quality fastening solutions from Macsim and Konnect. For subfloors, we often use Spanmor’s aluminium subfloor system, though we also provide timber joists. Macsim, Konnect, and Spanmor are all Australian companies committed to building excellence.

A deck in Canberra wouldn’t be complete without stairs and handrails. ACT Decks has you covered for safe and stylish stairs and handrails in the Canberra region. We also build pergolas (open, covered, enclosed) from hardwood and galvanised steel. We source our pergola materials from the likes of Versiclad, Spanmor, Ampelite, Stratco, DuraGal, and Colorbond.

For more information on handrails, stairs, and pergolas in Canberra, please visit our dedicated solution pages: Pergolas and Handrails & Stairs.

Decking Materials Explained

It’s easy to get confused by all the decking materials available on the market. ACT Decks supplies the following “common” decking materials in Canberra.


Due to its natural looks and durability (if maintained regularly), hardwood is a popular decking material in Canberra. Hardwood options include merbau, spotted gum, ironbark, blackbutt, stringybark, and jarrah. Hardwood decking can be painted or stained (the more popular choice).

Composite timber

Composite timber is an eco-friendly product made from recycled wood fibre and plastic. Composite timber is strong, lightweight, and finished (it requires no painting, staining, or oiling). ACT Decks has access to quality composite decking from TimberTech, Millboard, Trex, and ModWood.

Recycled timber

As the name suggests, recycled timber has been recovered from demolition sites and other building projects. ACT Decks sources its recycled timber decking from Thor’s Hammer in Canberra. Depending on availability, we can usually procure recycled blackbutt, ironbark, spotted gum, and merbau.


ACT Decks supplies and installs DecoDeck aluminium decking in Canberra. DecoDeck is manufactured by Deco Australia and looks like natural timber. DecoDeck is low maintenance, non-combustible (BAL-FZ compliant), and available in 14 timber finishes (plus a concrete-look finish).