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Life Outdoors

At Life Outdoors we believe there’s no better way of communicating our commitment to quality workmanship and customer service than to provide you with testimonials from recent clients.

A big thank you to Tim and his team at Life Outdoors for the installation of a new facia fixed pergola. They removed the old awning and installed an insulated stream line pergola of high-quality materials. Tim was most helpful with his advice on what could be done when doing the quote, which was very competitive with other quotes I had received. The team were professional and their workmanship was excellent. Every day they turned up when they said they would, were polite, and worked nonstop and left the property tidy. The experience was stress free and even fun as the team are such a terrific group of tradesmen and a tribute to what great team work can do. I would definitely award them 5 gold stars and have no hesitation in recommending Life Outdoors for any outside work you would require!

Donna & Tina

Tim, we would like to take this opportunity to thank & praise you & your amazing team. It has been nothing but a pleasure from start to finish, we have not had an ounce of stress throughout the whole project. From the moment we first met you, we instantly felt comfortable. You listened & recognised that we were frustrated & confused with how to go about getting what we wanted, without braking the bank. Due to the difficulty of our land, we had no idea what we were doing. We were emotionally drained and considering the option of giving up and selling...
Then you came along in a professional organised manner and took complete control of our project, transforming the whole front of our house with an amazing full insulated triple carport, a gorgeous timber staircase leading up to a huge lower split level deck, seemingly knitting together a difficult side entry leading to our front door, and topping with a large full insulated covered first floor deck supported by massive merbau timber posts, which make an impressive statement. All finished with frameless glass balustrades capped with high gloss steel. The finished product is amazing to look at.
An entertainer’s delight, that stands proud above the street in all its grandeur. Taking advantage of its great surroundings, the perfect picture frame. We couldn't have asked for better. Tim we have to say, that you and your team are the most organised, passionate, honest, hardworking people, we have ever dealt with. The passion for what you and your team do, coupled with a keen eye for detail, is evident in the finished product, it's electrifying to watch. We have never seen such an enthusiastic, coordinated, in tune team. CONGRATULATIONS!!! We have so much respect for every member of this fine team. And may We also say, that everyone of these team members are extremely trust worthy, we were so comfortable, to go to work and leave our house open for them, and these days that's an awesome quality.

P.s. Thank you so much for all your help, patience and understanding for our on the fly and sometimes indecisive nature.

Chirs & Janna, Woronora

Hey Tim.
Thankyou to you and your team at Life Outdoors. We really love the new insulated pergola! You and your team are so professional and obliging and every step of the process was easy. We would have no hesitation in recommending Life Outdoors!

Donna & Tina

The workmanship and professionalism of Tim and his team is outstanding. But combined with the quality of the Versiclad roofing product he recommended we use the final result of our new deck /outdoor living area is brilliant. It not only looks fantastic, but is very practical as it provides a cool outdoor area that can be enjoyed on hot days, as well as reducing the heat in the adjoining indoor areas of our home. We are very pleased we took Tim's advice, and are extremely happy with the quality of his work and the products he used.

Barbara Riley

Dear Tim,
We would like to tell you how impressed we were with the decking you installed for us.  From beginning to end, you and your team were nothing but efficient, prompt and professional. We are happy with the suggestions you made on our behalf and the finished product is faultless. The attention to detail was impressive. We are very happy that we chose you to do the work for us and will happily recommend you to anyone who should need similar work carried out.  
All the best and cheers from

Bev & Terry Meredit

Hi Tim, 
I just want to say a big thankyou to you and your team for your brilliant work rebuilding my new balcony.
I really appreciate the promptness, detail and professionalism. I cannot fault it at all. Your team was polite, efficient and friendly and you were always there to answer my questions and reassure me. The boys today even washed down my roof before reinstalling it. Brilliant! On top of this as a single mum it can sometimes be a little intimidating dealing with tradesmen. However I did not feel this at all working with you and your team and I will definitely be recommending your business.
I really appreciate all your help.
Kind regards

Kylie Fisk

For many years we put up with a hot and leaky steel pergola. On hot days, the heat would radiate through the sheet sheets making it unbearable to sit under. On rainy days we couldn't sit under it either as it would leak through the C-Channel join.
Tim came around and provided us with two solutions. A heat free and dry pergola. Versiclad insulated roof panels was the answer. Tim and Ben spoke with us regarding the design, and additional lighting options. After much discussion and debate (they were very patient), we went with these options. The job was done in 3 days. Now we have a stunningly beautiful looking pergola which we can sit under in any conditions. There are no unsightly structural beams across a 9 meter span, and I can walk on top of this, making cleaning the leaves off easy.

Tim and Ben are the benchmark of professional tradesmen and we would recommend their services any day.

Andrew & Liz

Hi Tim,
Just wanted to tell you how thrilled Gary and I are with our deck, it is just how we wanted it to be, everyone who sees it are blown away with the professional job you have done, it is a massive deck and you filled the brief perfectly, we have both shade and sun, perfectly suiting our lifestyle, we are an outdoor kind of family and we already have spent whole days sitting out in the fresh air.
Your quote was the most reasonable quote we had. Your staff were always friendly and helpful and considerate of our needs during the construction, you always kept us fully informed of what was happening and the backyard was left exactly as it was the day you all arrived to construct. We cannot speak more highly of you and your staff and would recommend you to anyone who was looking at any construction work, not just your speciality of decks.
Thank you again for the excellent job you all did.
Kind Regards

Kerry & Gary McKenzie

The outdoor deck that Tim & his team have just completed for us succeeded all our expectations.Tim was on time for his quote, started the job as scheduled, he and his team were totally professional during the whole process. We are so pleased with the finished deck it looks fantastic.We would have no hesitation in recommending Life Outdoors Decking.

Paul & Gai

We wanted to replace our old pergola with a larger pergola and decking. We had a few companies come in and quote but Tim arrived on time, was enthusiastic, provided suggestions and gave us a quote that was very reasonable.

Our first impression of Tim was that he was open, honest, enthusiastic and trustworthy. He listened to what we wanted done then gave us his opinion as to whether it would look good and be practical. When we wanted ceiling and deck lights and a fan installed, he was able to recommend a good electrician at a very reasonable cost.

Our new pergola and decking required council approval and Tim explained the process and took care of all the details. Throughout the entire time our pergola and decking was being constructed, Tim let us know what to expect. He and his team arrived punctually at 7 each morning and they were friendly, courteous, efficient and professional.

We now have two very impressive decks and a fantastic pergola which has opened up our backyard and the quality of the workmanship is truly professional. Our heartfelt thanks to Tim and his staff for an excellent job completed, in the timeframe Tim advised. We have no hesitation in recommending Life Outdoors decking for any decking or pergola job.

Jeff & Sue Low

OMG! We have the most magnificent deck, Life Outdoors team were so professional. We went through the process of getting 4 people to quote on our deck and we are soooo happy we went with Life Outdoors.

We had high expectations when we told Tim what we wanted, but we were absolutely blown away with the level of detail and perfection delivered. We are overwhelmed with how beautiful our new deck is.

You will not be sorry you chose to use them for your job.

Lee Harris

Our beautiful new decks are worthy demonstrations of the fine knowledge, skills and attention to detail of their craft that Tim Oake and his staff have used in their construction. In addition, they have overcome difficult access and ground surface irregularities with perseverance and positive attitude which gave us complete confidence from day one to completion.

We know that we have had the best possible advice about the construction and excellent value for cost. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Life Outdoors to future clients.

Doris & Sid

We got a few quotes for decking for around our pool but Tim was the only one who showed up on time and offered some great suggestions. From the moment we met Tim we liked him and we felt that he was very professional and trustworthy.

Tim and his team always showed up on time, were hard working, they always cleaned up at the end of each day and were a pleasure to have around. Tim always kept us informed of what he was doing, which was very much appreciated, and was flexible to the changes we made along the way.

We always felt that Tim was just as excited about our new deck as we were. We cannot believe how great the deck has turned out and would highly recommend him.

Chris & Craig Flood

We were directed to Tim from (Life Outdoors - Decking) after being let down by another company that was going to build our Deck & Pergola, Tim came in and built us the Deck of our dreams. He re-arranged his schedule so that he could complete this work before I had family visit us at Christmas time. Tim was extremely reliable and turned up when he said he would, he was also very trustworthy and advised us if we were using the correct material to give us the look we desired for the deck. He also advised us if we needed particular material or if we could do without it which kept the job within the planned budget. The skill and craftsmanship that Tim displayed is second to none and I have had numerous visitors comment on the excellent job he did at our premises.

I am planning to have more work done at my house and Tim from (Life Outdoors - Decking) will be doing the job, I would have no hesitation in recommending Tim to anyone that is planning to have a Pergola or Decking work completed.

Stephen & Pauline Livesey

We have just had 2 decks completed by Life Outdoors- Decking.  Tim is the most organised tradesman we have ever had the pleasure to do business with.  He came to our home to talk about the job and we had an estimate that evening, unbelievable! 

Tim arrived on the job early each day and set up ready to start at 7am.  During the course of the work he constantly stayed in touch with us and discussed what needed to be done and options available, nothing was too much trouble.  He was always on the job site and the job was completed in the estimated timeframe.  His workmanship is second to none, he takes great pride in his work and we are really happy with the end result.

We believe Tim is a unique individual with a great deal of patience, and with building and organising skills beyond expectations.  We found Tim and his team, Ray and Ric, to be helpful, courteous and true gentlemen, and a pleasure to have around the house.

Thank you Life Outdoors- Decking for a great job.

Robyn & Bill Oxenbould

Wow is the first words people say as they walk through our house onto our beautiful new deck constructed by Tim. We found Tim in The Leader and what a great find. Tim came out on time and when he said he would.

Tim is extremely knowledgeable and knows his professional upside down and back to front. Tim kept us in the loop at all times and we knew exactly what was going to happen and when. The team Tim has is courteous, hardworking, always on time and easy to have around the house.

Tim and his team made a couple of suggestions along the way and it completely transformed our decking for the better. The area was completely unusable and now has added a fabulous outdoor space for entertaining.

Our deck required council permission Tim took care of all the paper work and advised me on what I needed to do which was an amazing help and took the stress out of dealing with council.

I would highly recommend Life Outdoors Decking and would have no hesitation in using them again.


We engaged Life Outdoors to replace the timber planks on the decks of all 8 units in our townhouse complex.  From the outset we were impressed by the professional approach they took to assessing and quoting for the work.  With competitive pricing, the work was carried out with a minimum of disruption to residents, as the company was always willing to work around residents’ requirements.  The work and subsequent clean-up were excellent and has considerably enhanced the property.  We would certainly recommend Tim and his team at Life Outdoors.

In addition to the works outlined above, I engaged Tim to undertake additional works to the timber deck.  Again, Tim and his team did an excellent job in a timely manner. I would not hesitate in recommending them for similar projects.

Arthur Dye

I would like to give Tim and Life Outdoors Decking a big wrap for his complete professionalism in the way he handled our recent backyard entertaining area renovation. Firstly he arrived to discuss the design when he said he would. Secondly, he completed the structures within the estimated timeframe and thirdly, the final cost came in well below the original estimate.
My wife and I found Tim to be innovative and practical with his designs and methods. He has the ability to clearly visualise the completed project before lifting a hammer.

Myself, family and friends have already enjoyed the fruits of Tim’s labour within our new entertaining area, continually appreciating the design and quality of the job.

We would happily recommend Tim Oake and his company to anyone contemplating any future building works.

Noel & Gay Berry

Right from the start, we liked Tim. We felt a great rapport with him. He was personable, honest and helpful in the planning stages of our deck. He kept in contact with us in the pre-build stage and never left us wondering about start dates etc. The build stage was a smoothly run operation and his team were always tidy and courteous. The end result is a stunning pool deck which is a true asset to our home and lifestyle.

Chris Mason

We now have a new deck in our courtyard constructed by Tim from Life Outdoors.

When choosing someone to undertake such work, it is as Forest Gump said “like a box of chocolates .... you never know what you are going to get”! In our case, in selecting Tim, we hit rich pay dirt.

He was helpful with suggestions as to type of timber etc, came when he said he would and carried out the actual construction in a most professional manner to a very high standard of workmanship. To top it all off, his price was right and compared most favourably with other quotes received.

The end result is a first class deck that is everything we wished for and more. Tim is a positive gem and we can readily recommend him to anyone contemplating getting a new deck.

If you need any further elaboration, please do not hesitate to call us on 9527 6134.

Yours faithfully,

Chris & Helene Cuttance

We recently employed Life Outdoors to build us a freestanding pergola to complement our pool area and surrounding landscape. We had numerous quotes and ideas put forward by various companies, but we knew straight away after meeting Tim that Life Outdoors was the best team for the job. Their craftsmanship, punctuality, mannerisms and site cleanliness is second to none. We would happily recommend them to anyone.

Well done boys.

Iman & Kylie

It is our pleasure to recommend Life Outdoors – Decking for a few simple reasons:

  • They were reasonable with their quote and prompt with their response.
  • Their craftsmanship and quality of their materials.
  • They are always punctual and on time.
  • Tim is very approachable with any questions
  • They operate a very clean work site
  • They are cost affective and very sufficient
  • The standard of our deck and pergola is of the best quality we have seen

Elton, Kim & Rodney

Life Outdoors Decking has just completed a wonderful large deck and new stair entry/deck for us and they did a fantastic job. From the initial quote to the removal of the old decks to the final piece of wire in the railings of the new decks, Tim and his team were just brilliant. Tim's professionalism and craftsmanship together with his work ethic are highly commended by us and we were also extremely impressed with the way the site was left once they finished the job - you would never have known it had been a construction site..... A job very well done - thank you!

Murray & Linda Dunn

Audrey and I could not be happier with our deck, staircase and pergola. Tim and his team did an amazing job creating an outdoor space that is visually beautiful and highly functional. This was done in a location that was difficult to work due to limited access and sloping land. Tim is the consummate professional. He arrives on time, attends to every detail with the care of somebody who truly enjoys his work and is always willing to offer suggestions on how the deck might be improved (without trying to increase the price). I am extremely glad I listened to his advice as I'm certain the deck is better because of it. All of this was done at an extremely reasonable price.

Furthermore, his assistance does not end with the final payment. Since completing the work Tim has been back to our place several times to help me with advice on post-construction maintenance. We have recommended Tim to several other people we know.

If you are looking for somebody to build a deck then you would be hard pressed to find a better team than Life Outdoors Decking.

Craig & Audrey
Bonnet Bay

An in ground pool took up approx. 70% of our backyard."Life Outdoors Decking" was recommended to us.

We now have a backyard that is child safe and user friendly all year round. The workmanship is outstanding.

A professional team that kept us informed and updated us each day. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

Terry & Christine

Just a note to let you know how pleased we both are with the two lots of work you carried out on our house. We were very pleased with the initial work that you did on our house & when we decided to remodel the rest of the deck we called on your services again. As you know we were not happy with the railing on the old deck and we were especially pleased with your input in helping us design the new railing and your workmanship on the whole project. We feel that this work has made such an improvement to our home and has given it a new modern look and feel. Everyone who sees it is amazed at how much bigger the deck now looks.

Thanks once again to you & your team for a great job & we will have no hesitation in recommending your company to our friends.

Joy & Greville Dean

When Karolyn and I went in search of a business to construct an external deck attached to our house, we were directed towards Life Outdoors Decking and Tim Oake. Tim arrived on time to quote (a rarity) and was professional and efficient in his methods. We took his advice regarding materials and are glad we did – as the end result exceeded our expectations.

The quote was within budget and comparable with other less detailed quotes that we had received. A timeline was set, the workers completed their tasks and the whole job was completed on-time and with no nasty surprises. We are both very happy with our new deck and enjoying the benefits it represents.

I have no hesitation in recommending Tim and the Life Outdoors Decking team.

Roger Webber

We have no hesitation in recommending the services of Tim and his team from Life Outdoors-Decking. From the initial quotation, which was prompt and efficient to the stunning final product we were overwhelmed by the professionalism and enthusiasm displayed at all times . Our request for decking was complex because of an unusually shaped and upward sloping backyard. Tim not only accommodated our vision but he was able to provide useful suggestions and alternatives.

Chery and Steve Russell

I would like to express our gratitude for the excellent service that you and your very enthusiastic team provided. Right from the start Tim Oake and his team impressed us with their efficient, professional manner and attention to detail. They were always on time and true to their word.

Now thanks to the team we have a stunning deck that helps us enjoy the outdoor lifestyle very comfortably.
We are so impressed with Tim and the team that we will be engaging their services for other upcoming work to our home and have no hesitation to recommend their services.

Thanks again guys, much appreciated.

Alan & Silvana Franklin

We are extremely happy with the new decks you created for us - we were impressed with the professionalism, punctuality and the attention to detail demonstrated by you and your team. You kept us regularly updated, turned up when you said your would and cleaned up the worksite each night throughout the project.

We have already recommended you to others and would not hesitate to use your services again.

Jacqui & Brett Cowan

I have much pleasure in advising of my satisfaction having utilised Life Outdoors Decking to construct decks and the rear of my premises. What was originally, to me, a daunting process, became a project of ease with the end product on time and on budget.

While sourcing a company to undertake the project I came across Tim Oake from Life Outdoors Decking. Tim proved to be a person of integrity and honesty complimented by the high quality of his workmanship. He is precise in his approach towards a task and kept me updated at al times and dare I say, he was on time every time, something that is lacking with so may tradespeople today.

If you are sourcing a tradesperson who will provide a quality outcome then do no hesitate to consider Tim Oake from Life Outdoors Decking. Life Outdoors Decking have proved to me to be a cut above the rest and with that in mind J Design and Decorating Pty Ltd have chosen to promote only Life Outdoors Decking as an extra service offering to our clients.

I refer companies with some trepidation as it also a reflection on the credibility of J Design and Decorating Pty Ltd however, with reference to Life Outdoors Decking I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services and quality of workmanship.

I welcome you call should you require further information and commend you on making the right choice if you contract the service of Tim Oake.

Eric Appelkamp

We engaged Life Outdoors to do our pergola which was a wise choice. From day one, Tim Oakes, oversaw everything and he has a great team who are not only polite but very skilled in what they do. At the end of each day, the team cleaned up ready for the next day.

We were informed by Tim every step of the way as to the progress and what we should expect which took out the worrying for us.

We have no hesitation in recommending Life Outdoors - they are a vibrant, cohesive team and you will be thrilled with the result.

Ivan and Maree Noacco


We provide services to suburbs in the Sutherland Shire:
Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bonnet Bay, Bundeena, Burraneer, Caringbah, Caringbah South, Como, Cronulla, Dolans Bay, Engadine, Grays Point, Greenhills Beach, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Heathcote, Illawong, Jannali, Kangaroo Point, Kareela, Kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Loftus, Lucas Heights, Maianbar, Menai, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Port Hacking, Sandy Point, Sutherland, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point, Waterfall, Woolooware, Woronora, Woronora Heights, Yarrawarrah, Yowie Bay
  We provide services to suburbs in the St George area:
Allawah,  Arncliffe,  Banksia,  Bardwell Valley,  Beverley park,  Beverley Hills, Bexley,  Bexley North, Blakehurst,  Brighton-le-sands,  Carlton, Connels point, Dolls Point,  Hurstville,  Hurstville Grove,  Kingsgrove, Kogarah, Kogarah Bay, Kyemagh,  Kyle Bay,  Lugarno,  Monterey, Mortdale,  Narwee, Oatley, Peakhurst,  Ramsgate,  Ramsgate Beach, Riverwood,  Rockdale, Sans Souci, South Hurstville,  Turella,  Walli Creek