We build delightful decks.

Decks are a great way to enjoy more of your garden. Attached to your home, they make attractive and functional entertaining areas, often bridging the gap between your house and your outdoor space. Freestanding within your garden, they make wonderful places to relax.

Novascape Landscaping’s carpentry team offer:

  • Over 30 years of combined carpentry experience
  • Supply of commonly available timbers
  • Sourcing of exotic and engineered timbers
  • Deck construction including ramps and steps
  • Railing construction
  • Pergolas, planter boxes, bench seats and privacy screens

Some of the timbers we use

Novascape build decks using merbau decking boards


Merbau is a hardwood from Northern Queensland and South East Asia with a rich red colour. It’s a very common timber for outdoor use and is very hard wearing. We enjoy working with this timber because it’s easy to work and holds fasteners well. Merbau is a tannin-rich timber which can bleed onto and stain surrounding surfaces.


Jarrah is a native Australian timber originating from Western Australia. This timber is ideal for decking because it is naturally termite and water resistant. It’s a very hard timber ideal for outdoor use, especially in decking. Jarrah is a beautiful deep reddish-brown in colour that looks fantastic.

Novascape Landscaping build decks and verandahs with mixed Australian hardwood

Mixed Australian hardwood

Mixed Australian hardwood is  an attractive mix of Australian timbers including Spotted Gum, Blackout, Mahogany, Northern Box, Jarrah and others. These timbers are hard wearing and have a high bushfire rating. Hardwoods are typically more expensive than treated pine.

Novascape build decks using treated pine

Treated Pine

Treated pine is often used for the structural elements of a deck. It is also a good lower cost alternative to hardwood decking boards. Because of its light natural colour it can be stained to a variety of colours. It’s weather and termite resistant and is available in set lengths.

Meet the Novascape Carpentry Team

Marty Dunkin
Marty DunkinEstimator & Project Manager
Marty is a fully qualified builder who’s moved to the Novascape family from his own construction company. He’s decided to specialise in his passion… decks and pergolas. He says it’s a beautiful time when the landscape integrates with the structure… the right deck or pergola bridges the gap between the two.
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We’re looking for a full-time trade-qualified Carpenter. Check out the position here: