Cost comparison

Wondering how Ekodeck compares to timber?
Our handy cost comparison tool makes it easy to see the real cost of your deck over time.

Deck specifications

Deck area
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Initial costs

Ekodeck Timber
Type of board
Board width
Cost (lineal metre)
$ per lineal metre
inc. GST
$ per lineal metre
inc. GST
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Time

$ per hour

Materials

$ per m2
$ per m2

Total cost breakdown: initial costs

Ekodeck Timber
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Time to install
Based on 30mins per m2 for Ekodeck+ VS 45mins per m2 for traditional Merbau installation
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Preparation time
Based on 15mins per m2 to sand and clean your deck ready to accept oil
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Preparation cost
Average cost per m2 of prep chemicals, sandpaper and equipment
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Time to oil deck
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Cost to oil deck
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Total cost breakdown: annual costs

Ekodeck Timber
Maintenance
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(sanding and preparation)
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Maintenance
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(oiling/staining/sealing)
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Maintenance
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(cleaning & washing)
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Summary

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