Decks On Wheels
DECKING NEW ZEALAND WIDE
The Decking Specialists who have been getting better work stories since ages ago.
When Glen and Bev created their decking business six years ago, ‘The Decking Specialists’, after stepping back from an enjoyable 30-year building career (and in Bev’s case, a desk-bound IT career), the ultimate goal was to be able to change their lifestyle completely. They have built a company, with the support of their sons-in-law, that is now well known for quality decking installations, and Glen has trained a small but efficient Auckland-based team that can now operate independently. Not only that, they enjoy a client base that often becomes counted as close friends due to Glen’s penchant for accepting any invitation for a sit-down, a chat and a cold one after a job is successfully completed.
The Decking Specialists’ credo is simple but effective. They only use quality materials, along with quality workmanship, to create the dream Kiwi deck done right every time. The deck is a quintessential Kiwi home’s entertainment hub, and it should be a space the owner can be proud to share with their friends and family.
With business in full swing and decks being built all over Auckland, Glen and Bev can now achieve their original goal: Decks on Wheels. They want to escape the confines of one city, take advantage of their fine-tuned business set up - and finally, see the rest of New Zealand. To this end, they have packed away all of their worldly things and bought a huge van from which they plan to live and work.
Now, many comfortable business owners may be thinking, “Why?”
“Well, why not?” A question that frequently comes out of Glen’s mouth when discussing any kind of life aspiration, big or small. (If you need a pep talk, Glen’s your guy, trust me.)
Why not take to the road? Why not renovate a van and live in it? Why not meet fantastic people from all over the country and drink in all that our beautiful country had to offer - all while still making a comfortable living?
Enter: The Van
Or, rather, the school bus. Glen and Bev discovered an out-of-use school bus that was still in great nick, had tonnes of headroom (for all the materials, essential tools and paddleboards), and so much ground space that it would make the perfect live-in workshop once slightly modified.
Although the concept was idyllic, they had their share of obstacles. The van upgrade took place in Frankton Bunnings’ Carpark, in the bucketing rain. The ever-optimistic couple used Bunnings’ comprehensive building and home supplies, running back and forth from the store as the conversion took shape. Not doing anything by halves, they put their remote building skills to the test at the first hurdle before drying off and heading onward to a Queenstown decking project. (At least they could have a relaxing cuppa now with their newly adapted van kitchen!)
This wasn’t their first taster of van living and remote working, although van model 1.0 was not nearly as glamorous as the newly adapted Decks on Wheels bus. From being treated to a smorgasbord of Ritz-worthy morning teas by elderly clients in Tauranga, to building an artificial grass turf and deck on an art deco roof in Napier (R.I.P many hats), to enjoying the Turangi lakefront surroundings, Glen and Bev had tasted what the open road of work could be like. And it was much more palatable than the Scottish Brekkie Bun they had sampled in the Lake District - unless you love HP Sauce, that is!
The Decking Specialists have added wheels to their services, paving a new way to satisfy the needs of people throughout New Zealand to enjoy quality outdoor spaces at home. Thinking outside the box, the building, and the whole city allowed Glen to realise his six-year ambition. The pair have now been gone from Auckland for barely a few months, but they can already say the South Island is beyond expectations! The team are setting their sights on even more decking adventure opportunities from the tip of Kaitaia to the bottom of Bluff.
If you’re in the market for an expert decking team - and you fall into the category of “living in New Zealand” contact us today!
Time for a new deck?
Full disclosure: Glen charges for the quality decks, not for the quality yarns. You get those for free.