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Old 03-05-00, 04:30 AM
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Hi
We would like a new deck from our lounge room 5.2 m long and 6 m wide. The drop is from nil from the house to approx 1 metre high at the end of the deck. We have been quoted approx. $10,000 for a professional builder to build this project in spotted gum.
We are considering undertaking this project ourselves. Has anyone an idea on how much approx. it would cost excluding tools?
 
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Old 03-05-00, 02:35 PM
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I am not familiar with the exchange rate between the US and Australia (I think that is where you are from), and I would need to know what the cost per board foot is on spotted gum in order for me to estimate.

I built a much larger deck than what you describe for $5,000 American this past fall.

Provide me with the essential info and I'd be happy to help you out.

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Old 06-02-04, 09:58 AM
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need lay out for a 25 round pool deck

need s some lay outs for above ground deck to sit at least five to six peoplecan anyone help
 
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Old 06-02-04, 11:41 PM
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Guest #1 --

What you are talking about works out to about $35 per sq.ft. or $320 per sq. meter. Get 2 or 3 more extimates (if possible) and see how things stack up.

Guest #2 --

As we all realize, what you can build yourself for $5K and what you can get a contractor to build FOR you for $5K are 2 totally different things. $5K gets me about a 350 sq. ft. Trex deck in my yard -- it gets a bit less than 1/2 that in one of my customer's yards!!! (I don't work for free, and neither does my crew!)

charliepbigboy --

deckplans.com is one site that has been mentioned a lot. Another source might be a local lumberyard. Many have CAD programs that will help you deign a deck, and then spit out the material list for it. Might also look in the local Yellow Pages under 'Drafting' or 'Home Design' (or similar headings) and go there.
 
 

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