Decks and Porches
in Christchurch

A Timber deck is a great way to significantly increase the living space of your home. They create a wonderful flow between your inside and outside spaces. Decks give you a completely different, relaxing and more playful home lifestyle. Building a deck also increases the value of your home and makes it more attractive to potential buyers.


Are you looking for a Deck Builder that excels in decking?  At S.C Harris builders we are passionate about creating decks and patios that improve our client's lifestyle.


We know that your deck provides you with so much more than just extra space. We pride ourselves on creating a beautiful area that suits our client's needs including things like relaxation, playing games, entertaining, outdoor dining, sitting, and catching up with your family and friends. We cater for all your needs from timber decks to composite decking boards.

Timber species

Composite Decking

ModWood Wood-Plastic Composite decking offers long-lasting performance without the ongoing maintenance of wood timbers. Recycled material, superior finish.

  • No preservative maintenance required

  • Won't rot, crack, warp or splinter like wood

  • A range of colours that won't fade or need oiling

  • Made from recycled plastic milk bottles and wood waste - a very environmentally friendly solution.

  • Reversible boards - smooth or textured sides

  • Made in New Zealand


South American abundant tropical hardwood Apuleia leiocarpa, with Forest Stewardship Council certification.

  • Golden chatoyant colouring that ages to driftwood grey if left to weather.

  • Will not bleed or leach colour

  • Naturally durable hardwood - Chemical free

  • Pre-coating is mandatory before laying - new decks must be oiled on all sides in their first year.

  • Maintenance: Clean with stiff brush at least once a year. If recoating, follow a simple 4 step system.


Kwila, Intsia spp, are high quality, strong and durable imported hardwoods from South East Asia. They are popular in New Zealand for decking, outdoor furniture & high quality, hard-wearing interior finishings.

  • Gold to red-brown colour, ageing to driftwood grey

  • Hardwearing, durable & stable, annual maintenance.

  • Red-brown tannin bleed for the first few months

  • Naturally durable hardwood - Chemical free

  • FSC Certification available

New Zealand Pine

natureDeck, NZ grown Pine preserved to H3.2 level without Arsenic, provides a cost effective, sustainably sourced alternative to hardwood decking. Its blonde appearance provides a great base for paints or stains that showcase the natural timber's characteristics.

  • Arsenic free pine decking - protect your family

  • Cost-effective alternative to imported tropical woods

  • 50 year warranty to rot, decay & insect attack if properly maintained - takes a few hours a year.

  • Traditional reed face or smooth face options

Installation and Timeframe
  1. Initial Visit - Our install process is easy with no stress or fuss. We will make recommendations and an estimate based on your needs.

  2. Quote with Decking Material Options - From there, we will provide you with a free quote, along with decking material options.

  3. Installation ( 3-4 Days ) - The next step is installation. We will arrive onsite on an agreed commencement date, start work and have your deck finished on an average of three to four days depending on size and design.