We are passionate about the outdoors,
Elliott Building Group designs and constructs unique decking, pergolas and veranda’s throughout Geelong and the Bellarine.
If you have plans already please upload them, we would love the opportunity to quote on them.
If you require assistance to obtain plans please read on.
Upon initial contact, we book in a time for a meeting. Once onsite, we discuss various ideas and construction elements that possibly can work within your space. After our initial consultation we provide a detailed estimate that encompasses all the relevant preliminaries to obtain a building permit-
We are here to help.
Every project starts with an idea. From magazines to online the possibilities are endless. It’s our job to weave your ideas into a concept. Book a free no obligation consultation to discuss your needs and wants within the project. Ideally you will bring to the meeting a brief, photos you like and an idea of budget. During the course of the meeting feel free to ask as many questions as you wish.
From earlier discussions, preliminary plans are drawn containing proposed design concepts for approval.During this stage, our trusted team consisting of designers, draftsmen, surveyors and engineers take care of preliminaries as we move forward to obtain a building permit. We work closely with our clients discussing in detail the finishes and fixtures, keeping in mind the budget and style of the project.
Once a building permit has been obtained construction can commence. Materials are ordered and trades booked in. At certain stages, mandatory inspections are undertaken by the Building inspector. Once completed a certificate of final is issued by the building surveyor leaving you safe in the knowledge that your deck has been built to the relevant codes to last.
With over 20 years in the building industry, our qualified carpenters have the knowledge to deal with every detail of your outdoor living project.
From Composite to Australian hardwoods to maintenance advice and dealing with out of level existing houses, we have almost literally seen it all and come up with sustainable solutions for all problems.
Our philosophy is simple. If we wouldn’t have it in our home then neither should you.
We look forward to working with you.
For those on a budget, treated pine is the cheapest decking on the market. Can be painted in a colourbond external colour or stained to mirror a Merbau, treated pine can last up to 15 years.
Spotted Gum is currently the highest volume native hardwood harvested in Queensland. It is primarily plantation grown and there is a plentiful ongoing supply. As decking boards, Spotted gum weighs approximately 1010kg per cubic metre, which gives a good indication of its excellent density. Unseasoned Spotted Gum can expect 0.3%shrinkage when laid, which is a great indicator of its suitability for decking uses as movement and shrinkage are unlikely. In addition, it is naturally termite resistant, as well as very low in tannin compared to other hardwoods.
Cypress is a Australian timber grown in NSW. It is a Durability class 1 above ground that has low shrinkage rates and is termite resistant. It is milled with a rough sawn finish that will grey off when the sun oxidises it, sealing the timber underneath. It is a softwood that acts like a hardwood and the trees are selectively harvested, via a thinning process, ensuring a sustainable, cost effective option for your decking.
Modwood is a Australian made Composite decking. Made from 90% Recycled materials it is mould, mildew,stain,scratch resistant, it requires no maintenance. Whats not to like.
A higher cost upfront but the long term benifits are worth it.
The silvergum is our favourite. Pairs well with cypress.
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Blackbutt is a common tree in the wild and its timber is an Australian favourite. The timber is a light pale straw, it’s hardy and versatile. Blackbutt’s colour, figure and suitability for staining makes it popular for indoor use. Additionally, its high natural durability and strength make it popular for external & structural use. Blackbutt is the ideal choice for decking and construction if you live in an area prone to bushfire. In fact, it was one of seven hardwood timber species approved by the Building Commission in Victoria for home construction in bushfire areas.
If you want a deck that will last forever (or almost), then ironbark is what you’re looking for. The timber got its name because of its heaviness and high density. It is a difficult timber to work with due to its density, but has the highest possible durability rating of 1. Ironbark is a beautiful timber, with colours ranging from pale brown to deep red. Aside from being one of the most durable timbers, ironbark is also highly fire, termite and rot resistant. If you’re looking for pool decking, ironbark may be your best choice.