Decks & Pergolas

Make the most of your outdoor space with a quality deck or pergola. The Illawarra enjoys some of the best weather and views in the country – let Milliken Builders merge the indoors and outdoors of your home. We build both covered and open decks of all sizes.

We build large and small decks, with and without roofs. We use a wide variety of timbers and eco decking as well as specialty features such as:

  • Custom handrails and screening
  • Custom lined ceilings
  • Skylights
  • Lighting and electrical
  • Plumbing.

If it is a small project you may not need Council approval. A more elaborate alfresco area will likely require drafting plans, council approval, engineering consultation and surveys. We can assist with this process to make it as stress free and painless as possible.

Deck built by Milliken Builders in the Southern Highlands
Deck built by Milliken Builders in the Illawarra

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need building approval?

Some decks or pergolas may not require approval. These are called Exempt Development and can be found by contacting your local council or by checking with us. Some decks and pergolas will require Council approval either as a Compliant Development or Development Application.

Can I make changes after you have quoted, after we have signed contracts and after construction begins?

Yes, we are flexible and will try to accommodate changes. If the changes create additional work and/or material costs for us we will pass these on to you in the form of an ‘extra/variation’. Examples of extra/variations are unforeseen extra work required to complete the original work, a more expensive product than was quoted, changes to the plans provided or scope of work and additional work requested that was not in the original scope.

What happens if there are hidden problems?

Hidden problems can be found when we start demolition and/or excavation. Examples of these might be structural problems, water damage, termite damage or asbestos. Milliken Builders has the skills and resources to quickly identify any issues, discuss options and any additional costs with you, and get your deck or pergola back on track as quickly as possible.

Let us bring your vision to life