Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Who do you source your materials from?

At Allover Carpentry, we source our materials from a local timber yard in Mornington known as Mornington Timber and Decking.

You can check out their website here for more information at:

What's your most used/preferred decking?

We regularly use kiln dried 140 x 19mm Merbau boards as they're the least prone to bowing, cupping and twisting, unlike some other conventional timbers from competitors, as well as being the best-looking timber for the price, in our opinion.
But don't fret if 140mm wide boards are too big or you don't like the look of Merbau, as our timber yard also does smaller width boards and stocks a wide range of timber species.

How is the decking fixed?

The best timber decking deserves the best frame to sit on. In this regard, we use treated pine for our subfloor as it prevents insects from eating away your deck and is resistant to rotting, unlike untreated timber or old hardwoods.
To fix the decking to the subfloor, we use AnchorMark HS decking screws made from stainless steel, offering a high degree of weather resistance.
To learn more about these screws, visit the webpage at:
Alternatively, you can Google "AnchorMark" to visit their website.

Do you have samples of the decking for me to choose from?

Unfortunately, we don't have samples of available timbers on hand.
If you would like to see what is available for you to use, you can visit the timber yard Mornington Timber and Decking at 1 Carbine Way, Mornington VIC 3931, and speak with their professional consultants there.
Otherwise, we do have Merbau samples for you to see if and when we come to quote your job.


Who do you source your roofing from?

All our roofing needs have been sourced from Robot Building Supplies in Dromana for over 15 years.

Robot Building Supplies has consistently proven they're the best in quality for both colorbond and polycarbonate roofing. They supply a massive range of different colours and styles for both types of roofing, so if you become overwhelmed with choice, please don't hesitate to ask us for a recommendation.

You can also visit their website for more information at:

What's the most widley used roofing?

There are so many choices in roofing it may be difficult to pinpoint just one that's right for you. In this case, we are more than happy to provide some insight into what may suit you and your property when giving the quote. In retrospect, we don't have a recommendation in colorbond as it only has colours to choose from. But, in polycarbonate roofing, we do recommend the Laserlight or Amperlight as they have variable sun-blocking properties, as well as blocking 99.9% of all harmful UV rays. If this isn't for you, there are other options available to you that we can help you with.

How is the roofing fixed?

Since we use treated pine for decking frames, we also use it for pergola frames for the same properties it provides for decking (i.e. insect and rot prevention). We have even on occasion painted these timbers for our clients on request, weather permitting, of course.

Depending on what roofing you choose, we use either self-drilling polycarbonate screws or metal to timber T17 screws. Both screws, offered by Robot Building Supplies, are excellent at holding colorbond and polycarbonate roofing down under all weather conditions and prevents water leakage through screw holes.
Robot Building Supplies can even supply the T17 screws to match the colour of your colorbond roofing so ask us when quoting.

Do you have samples of the roofing avaliable?

With polycarbonate roofing, we do hold some samples for you to look at and get a feel for, but we do not carry every type, style or colour, just the basics.
Unfortunately, we do not have samples of colorbond roofing, but you may see the range by either going to Robot Building Supplies website at:
Or visiting them instore at 2-6 June Ave, Dromana VIC 3936

Other Questions

How do I get in contact with you?

At the bottom of every page on our website is contact information. You can use these, or you may leave a request for quote form on the "get a quote" page of this website.

Do I need to know anything before I get a quote?

Although having an understanding of construction can help, it is not necessary to know when it comes to our work. We will help you understand everything we do every step of the way, no matter your knowledge and expertise.
We strive to help our clients deliver what they want, and it comes down to excellent communication from us to a client. So we always give our best when understanding your job needs.

What if I have a question not listed here?

Any question you may have can be answered by us either through email, phone or when we come to quote your job.
Please don't hesitate to ask us anything as we believe there's no such thing as a silly question.
We look forward to seeing you soon.