DECKS
SYDNEY DRAFTING

Decks are a wonderful addition to any home, providing a versatile outdoor living space for various recreational and entertainment purposes. They can be single-level or multi-level, open or covered, and come in various shapes and sizes, depending on the homeowner’s preferences and needs.

Here are some of the benefits of having a deck:

OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE

Decks provide an extension of your indoor living space into the outdoors, allowing you to enjoy nature, fresh air, and sunlight without leaving your property.

ENTERTAINMENT

Decks are excellent spaces for hosting gatherings, parties, or family events. They offer a designated area for dining, grilling, and relaxation.

SCENIC VIEWS

Elevated decks can provide stunning views of your surroundings, whether it’s a backyard garden, a picturesque landscape, or city skyline.

PROPERTY VALUE

A well-designed and well-maintained deck can increase the resale value of your home, making it more attractive to potential buyers.

VERSATILITY

Decks can be customised to suit your specific needs, whether you want a quiet reading nook, a spa area, or a place for sunbathing.

When designing a deck with Sydney Drafting, our team will be able to advise you on issues such as:

STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

The deck must be structurally sound and capable of supporting the expected load, including furniture, occupants, and any additional features like hot tubs or outdoor kitchens.

LOCATION AND ORIENTATION

We’ll discuss the best location for the deck, taking into account factors like sun exposure, prevailing winds, and privacy. The orientation should maximise the view and comfort.

SIZE AND SHAPE

The size and shape of the deck should complement the architecture of the house and the available outdoor space. It will also need to conform to local regulations, which may impose restrictions on the size and setback requirements.

SAFETY FEATURES

Decks must have safety features like guardrails and handrails to prevent falls. We will ensure these features meet local building codes and are designed to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

ACCESSIBILITY

If the deck is intended for people with mobility challenges, we can discuss features like ramps or lifts to ensure accessibility.

DRAINAGE

Proper drainage is essential to prevent water from pooling on the deck’s surface, which can cause deterioration over time. Sloping the deck and incorporating drainage systems is crucial.

PERMITS AND CODES

Our draftsman have years of experience dealing with local Councils, and hence are your allies in obtaining the necessary permits and ensure compliance with these codes throughout the design process.

Overall, a well-designed deck can enhance your lifestyle and the value of your property, providing a beautiful and functional outdoor space for relaxation and entertainment. Please get in contact today to have the deck of your dreams. 

Safety Features

Here is an excellent example of how our draftsman have taken in the owners need for safety and accessibility, creating a ground floor deck with handrail.

First Floor Deck with handrail and pergola

Location + Style

Our draftsman have built upon the owners stylistic themes & desired use for the space, creating an aesthetic ground floor deck with handrail and pergola – perfect for summer entertaining. 

Drainage + Orientation

Here our draftsman were able to work with the owners to design a deck that optimised maximum sunshine and views, creating a first floor deck with a sloped roof to provide adequate drainage. 

SERVICES

Sydney Drafting is made up of both trades people and building designers, meaning our house plans work. They have been drawn by designers, with builders in mind.