Sydney’s Spotted Gum Decking Specialists

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Decking extends your living space, creates an outdoor entertainment area perfect for conversations and catch-ups, and significantly increases the value of your Sydney home. But there’s a difference between deciding to invest in a stylish and inviting deck…and choosing the right decking material for you.
Enter spotted gum decking.
Undeniably beautiful with swirling natural hues, wavy grains, and uniquely rustic tones, spotted gum is a high-end timber product that suits indoor and outdoor living. It’s as tough as nails and will last up to 40 years, so you’ll have lots of time to enjoy the new focal point of your yard.
At UrbanArch Building, we’re a family owned and operated business with over a decade of experience delivering high-quality decking solutions. With a passion for bridging the gap between form and function, our eye for detail underpins everything we do. That means meeting your budget and design goals from project inception to completion.
We understand that outdoor living is a large part of your Sydney lifestyle, and we’re here to help craft a deck you fall in love with every day, even if it ends up making the neighbours jealous.
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What are the advantages of this type of decking?

You want your deck to offer structural integrity and a solid foundation whether you’re entertaining friends or enjoying some well-earned downtime for yourself. But let’s be honest…you want your new deck to turn heads, too.

There’s no missing a spotted gum deck with its striking visuals and natural variation in colour. With shades from light brown to dark red, this type of deck can include blondes, light browns and darker browns for a complex finish that complements its setting.

Regardless of the colour you’ve got in mind, our licensed, qualified and insured team at UrbanArch Building have you covered.

What Are the Benefits of Spotted Gum Decking?

Spotted gum is a popular hardwood decking choice for Sydney homeowners thanks to its stunning appearance and natural characteristics that lend themselves to a durable, modern deck.

As one of the most popular decking materials in Australia, the following benefits might explain why savvy homeowners around the country are turning to this type of decking.

With a lifespan of more than 40 years, a spotted gum deck is purpose-built to grow with your family and provide a stunning outdoor space year after year.

How Much Does Spotted Gum Decking Cost in Sydney?

Spotted decking typically costs more than other hardwood timbers due to its naturally durable characteristics.
Compared with jarrah decking ($75/m2) or blackbutt decking ($88/m2), the average price for Sydney spotted gum lands around $105/m2…but we’re anything but average. At UrbanArch Building we understand the importance of delivering quality decking solutions at a price that works for you.

With exquisite timber products and competitive pricing across decks of all styles and sizes, call and speak to a member of our team today to organise your FREE onsite decking consultation.

How long is the installation process?

Deck installation time can vary due to a range of factors. The time it takes to add an eye-catching spotted gum patio, verandah or deck to your home will depend on:

As custom deck builders, we are able to take into account countless design variables including safety rails, storage, seats, stairs, deck lighting and many other custom features. The more complex your deck (for example intricately curved sections or a split-level deck as opposed to a rectangular design), the longer the installation and construction process will take.

Keep in mind, building a deck is relatively straightforward. It’s the council approval that can often add time to your project, with a deck that’s higher than 55mm from the ground requiring council approval.
Typically, you can expect to have your deck installed within 8 to 10 weeks from your initial consultation to you sitting on your new outdoor furniture with a drink in hand.

Who is this type of decking suitable for?

Decking, Fencing. Lining. Poles. Posts.
These are more than just the type of industry buzzwords our decking installers talk about at parties. They’re the full range of applications for versatile spotted gum decking.

With minimal imperfections and a naturally oily texture, spotted gum lends itself to saw and machinery work, allowing you to benefit from endless shapes and styles. And as a hardy and durable material, this material accepts oil, stain and polish to keep your deck looking brand new.

The end result?
Your new deck retains that “just installed” feel for longer, and with regular maintenance, you’ll have the neighbours thinking you’ve installed a new deck year after year.

How Strong Is Spotted Gum?

Your choice of decking material can’t just be made on the ‘eye test’ alone. Choosing decking materials from a catalogue or on Google is a great way to fill a lazy Sunday arvo, but the shortcut to choosing a decking material that isn’t suited to your needs.

Thankfully, this material doesn’t offer that problem. Rated Class 1 on the durability scale (the highest possible score) for above ground use, this deck is designed to last for 40 years with a strength and durability that can handle the wear and tear of your family.

Able to support the weight of your favourite outdoor furniture, your BBQ, and the guests who will inevitably want to be invited to your house for every holiday, Christmas and Sunday get together, spotted gum provides proven strength no matter how you plan to enjoy your deck.

Will My New Spotted Deck Need Oiling?

Like any other hardwood, this deck needs staining, sealing and oiling to keep it looking fresh and vivid. This doesn’t mean you’ll be spending every other weekend doing hard yakka, but knowing how to care for any type of timber is important to keep your deck’s lustre for the long-term.

Oiling spotted gum timber should be done to highlight the unique colour of the wood (with no two boards looking identical). Instead of using a clear oil (which won’t last long under the Australian sun), opt for a deck oil with some degree of pigmentation.
This will protect your new boards against harsh UV rays, but help the gorgeous reds, and pinks and golden browns of your deck stand out.
Yearly oiling with a high-quality oil is the simple secret to a handsome hardwood that looks like the premium timber it is.

Spotted Gum Decking vs. Composite Decking

On the fence when it comes to spotted gum vs. composite decking?

Although this decision may seem simple, it’s actually quite complex. But don’t worry, we’ll unpack the pros and cons of each decking material to help you find the right option for your needs and your budget.

Is This Right for Your Home? (Hint: Yes)

Don’t take our word for it.

You’ve been comparing deck installation companies on Google. Researching the right hardwood material for your new deck. And maybe even pictured where you’ll position your new outdoor furniture to catch the best sun on those hot, sunny afternoons you’ll be spending outside.

So take the next step and organise a FREE decking consultation with a member of our friendly team. At UrbanArch Building we are fully licensed and can bring your vision to life while exceeding your expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spotted Gum Decking in Sydney

Is spotted gum good for decking?

Absolutely. As a strong, hardy and aesthetically striking timber, this is the ideal decking material.

How long do spotted gum boards last?

You can enjoy this deck for 40 years (or more) with regular maintenance.

Will spotted gum turn grey?

It does take on a greyish colour over time (which many homeowners love). If you’d prefer to maintain your favourite swirling caramels, browns and reds, you can use oils to maintain lustre.

Where does spotted gum grow?

Eucalyptus Maculata (the other name for this type of deck), grows along Australia’s east coast from Victoria to Queensland.

Can you stain spotted gum boards?

Yes. It can be stained, textured and oiled to ensure a consistent visual appearance.

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