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Child-Friendly Timber Deck Area, Pergola and Swimming Pool


This job required us to develop a child-friendly deck to keep little children safe yet provide older family members and friends loads of fun and access to the swimming pool. We accomplished this by installing gates on the deck exits. We also provided complete privacy by installing a screen wall on the northern side of the deck.

But the most useful feature was an afterthought; we installed a solid Merbau handrail to stop adults from leaning on the glass balustrade. The timber handrail looks great and prevents fingerprints from getting on the glass.


We installed gates at the deck exits to keep little children in.



The timber screen on the north side provides total privacy.






Detail of the north side fencing.



The afterthought that proved to be very useful — solid Merbau handrail that protects the glass balustrade.



Timber stairs leading down to the swimming pool.




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Attached gable pergola with timber liningIronbark deck over sloping site with inbuilt stairs and stainless steel balustrade

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