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“Don’t let timber decking that is looking worse for wear stop you from hosting Christmas this year. If you get moving, you may even be able to arrange your HardieDeck to be fitted in time for Christmas!”

Food, presents, decorations, entertaining and Christmas crackers—Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year and there’s nothing better than hosting family and friends at your place. Take advantage of the warmer weather this year and celebrate the festive season outdoors with a gorgeous entertaining area that is up for the challenge.

The benefits of an appealing outdoor space

With Australian Christmases traditionally being sunny and hot, an outdoor area is a true asset when it comes to entertaining. This was something the owners of a property situated in North East Queensland recognised and called upon talented Townsville-based builder John McGown of Samford Homes Pty Ltd to help them create.

“Our clients had been looking for a way to improve the liveability of their existing home,” says John, noting the owners wanted to create a welcoming outdoor area that made the most of the region’s sunny climate while expanding their home’s indoor living and entertaining space.

Staying cool (especially on Christmas day) was also a priority for the owners, given the area’s often high temperatures. A pool accompanied by a good-looking, low-maintenance deck that would be able to weather Christmas-day foot traffic and food spillages was just what the family needed.


Backyard pool- check. Christmas crackers- check. HardieDeck- check! Get your decking area ready to host family and friends this Christmas.

While timber has been a traditional choice for pool decking, John explains that HardieDeck™ is not only longer lasting but also a safer option. It is resistant to splintering from heat and rotting from moisture, therefore, eliminating the worry of potential injuries that could be caused by weakened boards.

Get your HardieDeck in time for Christmas. Call us on 13 83 53 to speak to one of friendly experts.

This is particularly important for families with young children, or people hosting families with little ones on Christmas day, who consider a smooth and non-slip surface a priority in a new deck.


Unlike timber, HardieDeck won't rot or splinter. It's also easy to clean and requires minimal upkeep so it's a no-fuss option for families with younger children or pets!

A deck done well

A solid deck is also an added bonus when hosting gatherings, such as Christmas, as it creates more space, gives you the option to dine alfresco and the family can enjoy some time comfortably relaxing outside – including indulging in lazy afternoon snoozes after a big festive meal!

HardieDeck is a durable fibre cement alternative. Perfect for outdoor areas under direct sunlight, it won’t warp or splinter as a result of UV rays, nor will it rot as a result of moisture. It can also be painted or stained the colour of your choice, giving you the opportunity to colour match it beautifully to your existing home. For those who prefer a classic look, choosing a timber stain is the perfect way to finish off your high quality, low-maintenance HardieDeck solution.

So don’t let timber decking that is looking worse for wear stop you from hosting Christmas this year. If you get moving, you may even be able to arrange your HardieDeck to be fitted in time for Christmas!

Find your local HardieDeck installer or supplier to get your outdoor area ready in time for Christmas!


With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to revamp your outdoor area 'deck-o-rate' before hosting family and friends.

More time to relax

“Our clients were more than thrilled with the results for their new pool and relaxation area,” John says. He adds that the deck is doing a fantastic job of enduring the harsh North Queensland climate. “The sun and rain here can be tough to contend with, and HardieDeck is standing up to these with ease.”


Fire up the BBQ this summer and host the ultimate Christmas party on your new HardieDeck.

Best of all, come Christmas, all you’ll need to do in preparation for the family get together is decorate the tree, lay out the Christmas crackers and fire up the barbie. Then the rest of the day is yours to celebrate with the family.

Christmas is just around the corner! Find a HardieDeck installer or supplier near you to prepare your outdoor area for the festive season.

Get in touch for more information by calling one of our friendly experts on 13 83 53 or completing the 'contact us' form on our website.