External Stairs Installation on Steep Block in Kotara

Are you on a steep block? Do you need a new set of stairs to make more efficient use of the terrain. Give Rook Building a call on: 0428 238 223 to discuss a stair case installation today!

This house is on a steep block in Kotara where the client just had a suspended carport installed which resulted in a 2m drop off.

Needing more access to other areas of the block, the client call us to install a stair case. This was not a problem as we have done this kind of work before.

To begin with, we install Weldlok hot dipped galvanised Dual Stringer to support the 240mm solid Merbau hardwood step treads.

Then we added a concrete pad at the base, and installed the 90mm x 90mm Merbau posts. We then added the 90mm x 45mm handrail for added safety while traversing the stair case.

Now the client has a beautiful staircase which provides easy access down side of the house.

If you want to know how we can help you with your backyard space (deck, veranda, stairs, home renovations) please give Rook Building a call on: 0428 238 223

Deck Repairs and Restorations at Wallsend Newcastle – Best Deck Renovation Ever!

Living with nature, sitting on the deck looking out over magnificent views, is a peaceful and calming feeling.

Everyday life for our latest happy customer.
“We love being on our deck in Wallsend with views of the Hunter Valley mountains north/west of Newcastle”

It didn’t start out that way. As an example, there was originally a very old deck with a non-safety compliant wooden handrail out back where the occupants were reluctant to spent much time.

This is where Rook Building was called upon to help make things right again. They have done many decks before. So they knew exactly what to do.

For starters they striped off the handrail and the decking board. After repairing the joist and making everything safe again, they began the installation of 90mm Merbau. This famous hardwood timber decking is installed with a screw-less system called Klevaclip. This system gives perfect airflow between the underside of the decking board and top of the joist.

Merbau is a naturally durable material and great for construction. For this reason, we went with a 90 x 90mm Merbau post and finished it of smartly with a modern stainless-steel cable for the handrail.

Looks great, and now complies with Australian standards.

The entrance to the deck a brand new Aluminium sliding door was installed with heat reduction glass. Finished off with a Merbau threshold to match the Merbau deck.

The end result, a nice winter deck overlooking the Hunter Valley Mountains.

Want to know how we can help you with your deck? (Got a deck, veranda, stairs, or balcony problem?) Give Andrew a call on: 0428 238 223

Wheelchair Access Ramp Build at Belmont – Lake Macquarie – Newcastle

Retirement is considered the most chill stage of life. It’s the time when you don’t have to worry to much.

There are fun travels abroad and times to just stay home an enjoy life. And perhaps, improve your home.

Mobility Ramps, in particular, are one of the best home additions the retiring community could have. Of course, this home addition provides comfort and ease of manoeuvrability to the home-owners.

For example, this ramp was installed for an elderly couple from Belmont. This lovely duo had moved into a mobile home at a retirement village in the Lake Macquarie district (..just south of Newcastle) and who wanted to improve their lifestyle by updating the access ramp to their home.

The clients decided to use treated pine for the construction. This would keep the cost down, and save them some extra money for their retirement.

Now it is much easier for them to get in and out of their home safety. Happy retirement!

Need an Wheelchair Ramp Builder in Newcastle? Rook Building can help you with any ramp build. (Wheelchair Ramps, Mobility Ramps, Access Ramps) just give us a call on: 0428 238 223

Wooden Deck Installation and Stunning Stair Case at Northcott Drive Kotara – Newcastle – in the Hunter Valley

Need help with a new deck veranda, stairs, give Andrew a call on: 0428 238 223 to discuss your project.

Stairs and decking

This property is on a very sloped block so they knew from the start it would be a bit of a challenge.

The deck was built with multiple levels and incorporated a nice stairs case to utilize the space efficiently.

Then the deck was covered with hardwood (Merbau decking boards) using a screw less and nail less system. (We did use some screws at stairs)

The job was very difficult to execute, but turned out a very satisfying job to see completed at the end.

The customer is now very happy that they have nice easy access to their backyard and gained use-able entertainment space.

If you want to know how we can help you with your backyard space (deck, veranda, stairs, home renovations) just give me a call on: 0428 238 223

Suspended Veranda Renovation Elermore Vale – Newcastle Home Renovation

Home renovation projects can be fun. Other times it is an absolute necessity. That was certainly the case with this project.

We started with rotten suspended joist, under sidelining that was all falling off and compressed sheeting on top was busted. On top of that, the remaining construction was really unsafe as it had no handrails.

We demolished everything and started again.

  • Started with H2 LVL joists
  • New compressed flooring
  • Added treated pine handrail and slats

The results are amazing. It now a large usable veranda complying with Australian codes.

If you need help with your next home suspended veranda renovation (decks, veranda, stairs, home renovations) just give me a call on: 0428 238 223
We can discuss you next renovation projects.