Stunning Teak Decking for Sydney Homes
Looking for a firm, durable, and resistant timber option? Teak decking ticks all your boxes.
Best Teak Decking in Sydney
With over a decade of expertise, Urban Arch’s father-son team has the experience and skill to make sure your teak deck has the quality, craftsmanship, and modern design you’re looking for. That’s why we’re Sydney’s #1 rated deck-building experts.
Urban Arch Building was founded on the idea that decks should be high-quality and last with your family for decades. That’s why we’ve worked hard to perfect our craft and provide the highest-quality decking possible.
Teak, in particular, is famously resistant to rot, decay, insect attacks, and other weather-related issues. These features make our teak decking an excellent option for those looking for tropical flare, weather-resistance, excellent shine, and long-lasting durability.
Why Choose Teak Decking?
Native to tropical areas like India, Burma, Thailand, and Indonesia, teak is an adaptable and hardy wood that can stand up to a variety of climates, insects, and other day-to-day concerns.
This durability has to do with the fact that teak has an extremely high level of dimensional stability. In layman’s terms, this makes it resistant to warping over time, even when exposed to a ton of water and rain (or a particularly rainy Sydney winter). That’s why teak has been the go-to timber option for sailboats and other ships, and why it retains it’s shape and style across Sydney homes.
Additionally, teak is slip-resistant and has high concentrations of natural oil, making it a beautiful and comfortable decking option for you and your guests. So whether you’re carrying snags for your next BBQ, or rushing outside to enjoy the sunset, you’ll have a firm grip underfoot.
Benefits of Teak Decking
Termite-resistant: Teak doesn’t just resist termites — it actively repels them. Teak wood is high in natural oils that repel wood-boring insects, which makes it an ideal choice if you’ve dealt with termites or other pest infestations in your home.
High in natural oil and rubber: Teak’s high concentration of natural oil and rubber gives the wood many of its weather-resistant qualities. It also makes teak a low-maintenance option, as you won’t have to be applying oil and other finishes as often.
Close-grained and durable: Close-grained wood will invariably have a smoother surface than open-grain alternatives. It will also require less product and maintenance to achieve a smooth and glossy finish.
Easily installed in Sydney homes: Thanks to our great relationships with suppliers, we are able to import high-quality teak and install it in your home.
Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses: Unlike other varieties, teak is available in many sizes and thicknesses. This makes it easy to customise teak to your location, needs, and deck specifications.
Planning a deck and looking for industry tips and tricks? Check out our recent ‘How-To’ guide to plan and build your dream deck.
How Much Does Teak Decking Cost?
Because of its high durability and popularity, teak is one of the more expensive timber options, with prices generally falling between $110 to $130/m2.
You’ll also need to factor in installation costs, labour, and any support structures when determining your overall cost.
At Urban Arch Builders we understand that a new deck – and any type of home improvement project – is one that needs to be carefully considered and researched. Our deck construction team is here to add value to your home AND your lifestyle, and strive to exceed expectations at every chance.
If you’re in the research phase for a new deck, reach out and request your FREE teak decking quote to learn more about our competitive prices and leading hardwood timber options.
How Long Will It Take to Install a New Teak Deck?
Let’s talk about timelines.
You want your new teak deck installed and ready for BBQs and sunset drinks as soon as possible, but when talking about teak deck installation, it’s not always the timber itself that determines your construction timeline.
Some hardwood timbers are easier to work with than others (allowing for faster cutting and shaping), but your deck construction process is generally broken into 3 distinct phases.
PHASE ONE: Planning, Design and Layout
PHASE TWO: Foundation, Posts and Framing
PHASE THREE: Decking, Railing and Stairs
The first phase is typically the most time-consuming with applications to your local Sydney council taking up time, followed by the planning and design requirements to ensure your deck is built to your exact specifications and needs.
At Urban Arch Building we strive to complete each job to the highest standards with minimal disruption to your life and routine. With the highest quality products, materials and decking specialists, we’re proud to let our decks speak for us and endeavour to deliver an end product that meets and exceeds your vision.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sydney Teak Decking
Why is teak such a popular wood for outdoor decking?
Teak is a popular wood for outdoor application for a range of reasons that don’t just elevate the aesthetic of your outdoor space, but improve your outdoor lifestyle too.
- Anti-slip (even in slick weather and rainy conditions)
- Insulation qualities thanks to its medium density
- Cooler underfoot than many other deck coverings (great for hot
- Sydney summers)
- Highly durable (lasting between 15-20 years)
- Can be cut thinly to save on weight and price
- Easy to repair with light sanding
How do you maintain a teak deck?
Teak deck can require extra maintenance as teak has both hardwood and softwood elements. This makes it easy to drag out the softwood elements, leaving ridges and a rougher wood texture. We recommend you wash your teak deck using only a soft brush, with periodic specialist teak deck cleaner.
How long does it take for teak wood to fade?
Like any wood, high-quality teak can fade in color and shine over time. That said, the amount of time that it takes to fade depends largely on the care that you put into your teak and your climate. If you live in drier climates, for example, teak will take several months to weather. Conversely, if you live in a wet and hot climate, it can weather in 4 to 8 weeks.
Additionally, if you apply teak oil finish to your deck every 4-8 weeks, it will prevent signs of fading and damage from ever appearing. If you don’t care for your deck regularly, though, it will fade quickly.
Is teak a durable material for the Sydney climate?
Teak’s origins in the tropical climates of India, Burma and Thailand mean constant exposure to moisture and temperature. As a result, cut teak goes into overdrive as sap preserves the wood. When this process is replicated outside your home, the resulting teak deck is extremely hardy and engineered to persevere in the most challenging og climates, whether hot Sydney summer or cold, rainy winter.
Is teak easy to work with?
Yes. Teak decking can be cut with hand and machine saws (although its dense features may dull your blade). With holes pre-drilled and metal screws included during installation you’re left with a deck that’s been crafted with care, but offers lasting durability. We can also fasten teak decking together using tongue-and-groove plans to avoid visible screw holes if needed.
Why Choose Urbanarch Building
We understand you are investing your hard-earned funds - so we invest our skill, patience, and energy to deliver your finished vision using quality materials - not second-hand or auction sourced.
On-Time & Within Budget
We arrive on time, and we will stick to the budget agreed upon. You’ll receive a schedule of work, explaining what is happening and when.
Attention to Detail
We do the job the way it is supposed to be done - no shortcuts and we pay attention to the small details - every single time!
We are a locally and family-owned business. That means, we know exactly what every home and business owner deserves.
We offer a custom design service and if you want something a little or a lot different - we can help you out.
We Genuinely Care
We genuinely care and we are committed to our clients with exceptional levels of customer care.
We are fast and responsive. If you ring us, we will answer you straight away.
You are our client - we will always look after you.