Project Specifications

Installer:DIY – Home Owner
Supplier:Jointly Supplied by Gowan Lea Timbers & Builders Supply Group, QLD
Project Type:Residential, Decking & Cladding – Total 160 m2
Location:Kinbombie, QLD
Details:NewTechWood US49 TerraceAntique – 80 m2;
NewTechwood US31 ShadowlineSilver Grey – 80 m2



Can a DIY-er install their own NewTechWood cladding and decking?

Of course!  We provide free installation guides for decking and cladding, and this Queensland homeowner is proof that you can install your own.

Noteif doing it yourself, to avoid making mistakes or cutting corners to save yourself time and that may potentially void your 25 year warranty, ensure you read and follow the installation guidelines.  If in doubt, get expert advice or contact us.

This Queensland homeowner was looking to minimise ongoing maintenance so they did their research and of the growing number of composite products on the market, they chose Newtechwood’s Terrace decking in Antique and Shadowline cladding in Silver Grey for their project.

What’s maintenance got to do with it?  With NewTechWood you never sand and reseal, varnish, oil, or paint.  The patented Ultrashield capping that protects all four sides of each board is pre-coloured in a number of popular modern shades.  And, as we like to say, why spend your precious free time working on your deck when you can be relaxing on it?


Composite materials are economical

This homeowner fully agreed with our philosophy and was well satisfied with his handywork and his choice of product. Overall, with the traditional costs of initial painting and coating eliminated on both the NewTechWood decking and cladding, the products proved very economical whilst providing an extremely unique look.  The owner even designed some boxed-out features to give some extra character.

We like to remind people that whether they hire an installer or DIY, they can use their offcuts for garden furniture, small benches, dog-feed tables, planter boxes, etc.

This owner saved on the installation costs as well

Now able to avoid the ongoing maintenance costs associated with traditional timber ownership, this clever homeowner will enjoy the ongoing benefits in saved time and money on their initial investment as the years wear on.  And the labour cost to install was comparable to that of a generic Fibre cement product.

So, if you fancy yourself as a handyman and can follow installation guidelines, then yes, you can install NewTechWood yourself.


Feel free to contact our friendly team for clarification or assistance during the process because it’s always better to be safe, than sorry!


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