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Building a DIY Deck? Buy Cheap Decking Screws Online from Australia's Trade Warehouse

A deck can be a fantastic way to add extra living space—and additional value—to your property. If you are a skilled carpenter or DIY-fan, constructing your deck on a DIY basis makes for an even smarter investment. You save money on labour, but still reap the same lifestyle, space and resale value benefits that you would have otherwise. That is, as long as you can avoid some of the common pitfalls of building your own deck.

The Pitfalls of DIY Deck Projects

What kinds of mistakes should you watch for and avoid as you build your own deck? The larger and more complicated the deck, the longer the list. However, it all usually starts with materials.

Having the best materials for the job will result in the best deck. For instance, you wouldn't try to build a deck with rotten wood, because a failure of its structural integrity would be inevitable. Similarly, you shouldn't invest in low-quality decking screws that can't handle the weight of the project.

Luckily, there's an easy way to find cheap decking screws (cheap in price, not in quality) online. At Trade Warehouse, we offer the most affordable selection of decking screws in Australia. Our screws are all trade quality, manufactured by trusted Australian brands and available for bargain prices that you won't find elsewhere.

With the right materials in hand, your DIY deck project will be off to an auspicious start. Of course, only buying the right decking screws online is just the beginning. There are other pitfalls to watch out for along the way, too, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Choosing your building spot without doing your homework. The last thing you want is to build your deck over an easement or property line or to start construction without the proper approvals or permits.
  • Not putting the footings deep enough. The footings of your deck are essentially its foundation. They need to be deep enough to provide support and stability (as well as to ensure regulatory compliance).
  • Forgetting to use a protective coat or finish. Decks will last longer and look better if given a quality finish. Don't forget this step if you want your work to stand the test of time!
  • Taking time to choose the right boards. Quality wood (like quality decking screws) is essential for building a beautiful and stable deck. Sometimes, though, even high quality boards from reliable suppliers will have imperfections. Look for boards that aren't cupped (i.e. boards that are flat) and that are free of knots, cracks, splinters or other flaws.

Start by Buying Your Decking Screws Online in Australia

Get your DIY decking project off on the right foot (and give your budget a relief) by browsing our selection of cheap decking screws at Trade Warehouse. We also carry other deck building tools, like clever tools and nails. If you need help finding the right materials for your project, ring our sales hotline on 1800 302511.