Decking Types

Building a great looking deck not only adds to the living space of your home but also increases the value of your most important investment. Have you ever noticed the importance real estate marketers place on the outdoor living space when selling homes? That’s because we all want the amazing indoor outdoor lifestyle that our climate affords us.

Your DECKHQ professional will be pleased to discuss the many different decking options available on the market today.

We will be happy to discuss the range of options to choose from like pine, hardwoods and composite decking.

Pine Decking


When it comes to choosing pine decking there are more choices than you might think. Some of the considerations are the profile or width and thickness of the decking board, the fixing or mounting system and even the grade of the timber. There are narrow and wide profiles, premium and merchant grades, flat sawn and quarter sawn timber options.

At DECKHQ we are here to discuss the varied options and see what product might work best for you.



There is no doubt that a hardwood deck looks great and will last a long time. The name hardwood indicates a durable decking option however not all hardwoods are the same. Let us talk you through the range of options from kwila, purpleheart, vitex and garapa to name a few.

You might also like to consider a narrow or wide profile, flat sawn or watershed profiles.

Your DECKHQ consultant will be happy to discuss all of these options and see which one will best suit your vision.


Composite Decking

Composite decking is relatively new to the residential market place however it is certainly gaining acceptance. This low maintenance product appeals to many people who do not want to be cleaning and staining their deck area for years to come. The New Zealand marketplace is flooded with many different composite decking options to choose from.

At DECKHQ the first thing we consider when choosing a composite product is the warranty. If the product does not have a warranty of 20 years or more we will not install it. This narrows down the search a great deal. There are number of designs, profiles and colours to choose from.

Contact DECKHQ today and we will be happy to discuss the composite deck of your dreams.