Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Decking

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 for more information here:
https://morningtontimber.com.au/




What's your most used/preferred decking?


We regularly use kiln dried 140 x 19mm Merbau boards, as they're the most sought after timber from clients 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 other 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 termites and has water repelling properties preventing rot, unlike untreated timber or old hardwoods.
To fix the decking to the subfloor, we use AnchorMark HS decking screws made from stainless steel. These offer a high degree of weather resistance, and keep the decking down firm meaning no board should come out for a lifetime.
To learn more about these screws, visit their webpage at:
https://www.anchormark.com.au/product/anchormark-hs-decking-screw-new/
Alternatively, you can Google "AnchorMark" to visit their website.




Do you have samples of the decking for me?


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.





Pergolas

Who do you source your roofing from?


All our roofing is sourced from Robot Building Supplies in Dromana and has been for 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:
https://robotbuildingsupplies.com.au/




What's the most widley used roofing?


There are many choices in roofing which make it difficult to pinpoint the right one 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. Although we do have recommendations. We always encourage you to see the roofing for yourself, so it may be best to pay Robot a visit at 2-6 June Ave, Dromana VIC 3936 and ask one of their consultants for a catalog.




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. termite 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 all water from going anywhere but your gutters.
Robot Building Supplies can even supply the T17 screws to match the colour of your colorbond roofing, if so desired.




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:
https://robotbuildingsupplies.com.au/ or visiting them instore.





Other Questions

How do I get in contact with you?


At the bottom of every page of this website is contact information. You can use these, or you may leave a request for a quote 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 with how we operate. When it comes down to it, we strive to help you understand everything we do every step of the way, no matter your knowledge and expertise.
We work to help our clients deliver what they want, when they need it. 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.