A project to keep you busy for a whole weekend
After deciding where you want to build your modular decking, clear the area of any debris. Measure the height and the width of the decking you want to build.
Identify the four pieces of wood that make up the base frame. They have pre-drilled, countersunk holes at the end and larger pre-drilled holes at the bottom. Use the drill and batten screws to join together the four pieces of wood to make the base frame.
Turn the base frame over, so that it’s upside down. Place one of the legs, so that it’s flush with the corner. Secure the leg to the frame using the batten screws. Repeat this to attach all four legs.
Once your base frame is in place, use the spirit level to check that its level. Adjust the feet until it is.
Place the second base frame next to the first. If necessary, place pavers under the legs. Clamp the two base frames together. Use the spirit level to make sure both frames are flush and level. If necessary, adjust the feet to make sure they are.
Pre-drill six holes in the side of the base frames – two at each end, at the top and bottom and two in the middle at the top and bottom. Use the batten screws to secure the two base frames together.
After screwing the base frames together, use the spirit level to make sure the decking is level. Use the adjustable spanner to raise or lower the feet so that it’s level. Secure the height of the feet by tightening the locking nuts at the top of the feet.
Lay the prefabricated decking panels on top of the base frames. Make sure that all of the gaps are even and the wood is aligned.
To attach the decking, pre-drill eight holes into each panel. Drill one hole at both ends of the second board and two more where the supporting joists are. Repeat this on the fourth board on the panel and then for every panel.
Use the cordless drill and screws to attach the decking to the base frames in the eight holes pre-drilled in each panel.
Planning to build a deck
Good preparation is the secret to any successful D.I.Y. project. We’ll take you through all the stages involved in getting ready to build a deck.
Seven different deck design ideas
A deck is a popular and easy way to extend your living area to the outdoors. Check out these seven different deck ideas from Bunnings Warehouse.
How to build modular decking
Find out how to build your own outdoor living area with modular decking
How to clean a deck
There’s nothing like giving your deck a thorough clean to bring it back to life.
How to build outdoor steps
A D.I.Y. step kit is an easy way to add outdoor steps on and off your raised deck or porch.
How to build a pergola
Good preparation is key when it comes to taking on any project. Here’s a few quick tips to consider when planning a pergola.
How to build a pergola frame
When you install a pergola, working to an approved plan can help to ensure the end result is straight and safe. We’ll show you how to carefully get your pergola up.
How to build a pergola roof
You can add some extra shade to your pergola area by putting on a roof. We’ll show you how to install crosspiece shade battens on your pergola.
How to enjoy your outdoor area 365 days a year
With a few small alterations and additions you can change your outdoor entertaining area from a sometimes space to a regular room you can enjoy all year round.
How to install bistro blinds
Find everything you need to know to help you install bistro blinds on a pergola.
How to make D.I.Y. modular outdoor furniture
Wooden furniture looks great in an outdoor setting and, if looked after, can last for a long time.
How to protect outdoor furniture
The winter rain and summer sun can take its toll on your outdoor furniture. But there are some simple things you can do to keep it looking good and last longer.
Pets & Wildlife
D.I.Y. dog kennel
This stylish dog kennel is a great project to take on as a family and will look great in your backyard.
D.I.Y. bar stools
With just a few pieces of dowel and some plywood, you can make your own D.I.Y. bar stools.
How to build a timber screen
A timber screen is a great way to hide things in your garden. We’ll show you how to build a screen that covers up a water tank.
D.I.Y. corrugated iron feature wall
Learn how easy it is to transform your garden with this stylish corrugated iron feature wall.
Shelving & Storage
D.I.Y. upcycled chalkboard cabinet
We take an old cabinet and upcycle it into a handy chalkboard cabinet that will give you somewhere to store tools and a place to write lists or plans for your next project.
Shelving & Storage
How to make D.I.Y. honeycomb floating wall shelves
These honeycomb floating wall shelves are a modern and stylish way to make a feature of any wall in your house. They’re easy to make and they’ll give a somewhere to show off your favourite things.
Ideas & Makeovers
Learn how to give your bathroom a makeover on a budget
Simple and affordable ways to give your tired bathroom a makeover.
Planting & Growing
Winter garden ideas
It may be cold outside in most parts of New Zealand but there are still a few things that need to be done in the garden at this time of the year. But if you can’t face going outside, you can always bring your garden inside suggests Bunnings horticul...
D.I.Y. wood and concrete kitchen island
You’d be surprised how easy it is to make this wooden and concrete kitchen island from just a few simple tools and materials.
How to give your living room a modern D.I.Y. makeover
There are a few simple ways to freshen up a tired living room and make it a real feature in your home. You can create more space by knocking out a wall and updating the furnishings to fit. By adding floating cabinetry and open shelves, you’ll have m...
D.I.Y. wooden sofa arm table
A sofa arm table is a great addition if you’re short on space or don’t have a coffee table in your living area.
Ideas & Makeovers
Bright, open and stylish are the hallmarks of the Hamptons Sanctuary. The island bench doubles as a workspace and breakfast bar, while the bamboo benchtops and window panel cupboards complete the look.