Have you ever wondered what a stage really does?
Technically it’s a pile of nails, a stack of wood measured to fit and combined to create a platform or flooring, positioned in a large space. It may have some shade; it may have some rails; it may be stained, painted or left raw.
Regardless, what makes it more than it’s materials is what it does for the kids.
A stage can build confidence, bring joy to kids, parents and teachers; encourage voice projection; encourage drama play; teach a child to public speak or perform. It’s so much more than a platform.
Over the years we have built all sorts of stages from 50mm platforms, decking with steps, decking on an elevated platform, decking with mixed materials & more.
Check them out here:
How to maintain your timber deck
We work with timber on a daily basis and natural elements always impact the longevity of the material whether it expands or sun damaged. The saying “the best defence is an offence” so here are 5 tips on how you can maintain your timber deck:
- Hose off your timber deck with a brush to keep clean
- Keep an eye out for any nails that may move with constant use and have them either replaced or nailed back in
- Keep an eye out for any timber splinting over time and have it sanded
- Keep an eye out for loose planks – even a well built deck will experience damage either from movement of overuse usually 7-10+ years after building but you ever know when someone will drop a hard object on your deck and weakens the structure
- The #1 protector for timber decks is re-staining it – see here for all the benefits