Logistically everything needs to go in at the same time, so when the cladding comes off to install the new window and doors, the electrician will be putting in new wiring for the outdoor lighting and our deck builder can start laying the timber at the right height. We have decided to have our bbq area in front of the kitchen window which will act as a servery so food and plates can be passed back and forth. We are planning to help with the deck build as much as possible so we can pick up a few new skills and keep the costs down.
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It took us months to get organised about getting the deck put in and this simple check list would really have helped. So we are passing it on so somebody else who is building a new deck can get the benefit.