Decking Costs: How Much Will You Have To Pay For a New One?

Two tier grey decking area in back garden
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Looking to build a new deck, then decking costs will be all-important. Don't let decking costs put you off — they aren't as expensive as you might think, especially if you are a competent DIYer who can tackle the job yourself. You can save on labour costs and do some research (look on Google) and get yourself a great deal on materials.

But if you are looking for grand decking ideas to show off the views or provide an outdoor space to rival the indoors you may want to think about calling in a professional to get the job done. This will obviously cost more but our guide will give you a rough idea of how much you might have to spend.

Another factor to bear in mind is material costs. Some decking options like hardwood and composite will be more expensive than, say, softwood products. However, the extra expensive tends to be worth it in long-run.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.