Is decking cheaper than paving?

The overall cost of labour and materials for constructing decking is lower than that of paving. However, the maintenance cost of pavers is less than decks. Pavers will have a longer lifespan with very little maintenance required for paver slabs for patios, whereas decking does require maintenance as discussed above.

How much does a pergola cost?

The average pergola will cost around $2,700 per m2, with a low end pergola costing $20,000. A mid range pergola will cost you approx $35,000 with a higher end costing anywhere up to $55,000.

How long will my decking last?

The lifespan of decks depends on the type on the types of materials. For instance, softwood decks will last up to 15 years or sometimes more, while hardwood decking can last up to 20 years. However, the important thing is the deck substructure. Timber rails can last up 25 years when treated and maintained.