Stunning Teak Decking for Sydney Homes

Looking for a firm, durable, and resistant timber option? Teak ticks all your boxes.

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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 flair, weather-resistance, excellent shine, and long-lasting durability.

If you’d like more information about your timber decking options, don’t hesitate to reach out on 0413 185 735 for free samples, expert advice, or a 100% obligation-free quote.

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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 resin: Teak’s high concentration of natural oil and resin (that is a rubber like substance) gives the wood many of its weather and termite resistant qualities. It also makes teak a low-maintenance option, as you won’t have to apply oil to protect it from the weather.

✔ 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 $400 and $500 a square metre.

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 decks generally require less maintenance that other hardwood decks. We recommend you wash your teak deck using only a soft brush, with periodic use of a specialist teak deck cleaner if you wish. Never clean a teak deck with a pressure washer as this can cause damage to the teak fibres.

How long does it take for teak wood to fade?

Like any wood, high-quality teak will fade in colour and shine over time. The grey patina on a teak deck is actually a natural defence against the weather. It is purely cosmetic and does not have any effect on the structural integrity of the wood. It develops because of oxidation caused by the sun. If you live in drier climates, 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.
Many people install a teak deck because they love the way it greys of naturally over time and develops a natural patina that is very attractive and durable.
Sometimes you’ll hear that all you have to do is lightly oil a teak deck once a year. This is untrue because teak oil won’t prevent fading and it can cause mildew. Teak already produces a natural oil. It’s better to use teak sealers because they will protect your deck from losing the original golden hues.

Is teak a durable material for the Sydney climate?

Without doubt.
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 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 decking together using tongue-and-groove plans to avoid visible screw holes if needed.

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