Measuring Up and Installation


Getting us to assemble and install your deck

Our installers can offer supply and installation in many locations around Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane.

DIY Template Making Instructions

The recommended pattern material to use is:

  • Hortcover or Mylar (do not use clear builders plastic available at Bunnings as it can change size).
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker

1. Lay template material out over the deck and secure in place with tape. Make holes in the plastic where necessary and trim the sides to fit so you can tape down over the holes so the paper is as smooth and as flat as possible.

2. With the permanent marker, mark the shape of the deck on the plastic template material, you can use the non-skid pattern or to the size you desire. Use a pencil or Peel off the Crayon label and put it on its side over the plastic and rub on the perimeter of the nonskid pattern of your deck to copy the pattern on the plastic template. Write how far you want to offset to the outside of the tracing (usually 6 to 18mm). (If you are using the nonskid as a guide, check to see if it does follow the edges the way you want.)

(If you are using Mylar, use the marker to trace the pattern.)

3. Mark the direction of the planks on each template with a straight edge. If you had to glue plastic template together for large areas, draw a few lines crossing over both papers so In the event the pieces were to separate, we would know the location. Do not cut out the hatches. Write down useful information on the template. For example: 3” diameter. Mark reference lines from one template to the other and name them alphabetically. For example if you have a step to the cockpit that you would like the plank lines to match, draw a straight line from one to the other template and name it “A” on both templates where they meet. The next alignment line would be called “B” and so on.
Because Patterns that are long and narrow do not retain their alignment, a straight line must be drawn using a straightedge down the length of the pattern (use 2 lines if needed) so that we can re-align the pattern.  This line also serves to align the planking when assembled so it runs parallel  down the boat.

4. If there are radiused edges, rough cut the area then by over lapping the masking tape build up the radiused corner.

5. Please write your name and the make and model of your boat including your phone number. Also e-mail photos of the areas you wish to cover; this would help our staff greatly!

 Check list:

  • Have you checked the template accuracy, especially around corners, fittings and hatch areas?
  • Have you marked the direction of the planks on every template?
  • Have you marked reference lines between decks?
  • Have you marked a straight line on long and narrow patterns?
  • Have you written down your name and contact details?

If you answered yes and are satisfied with your effort, you are now ready to fabricate your deck or send to one of our installers.

We are continuously updating our pattern making instructions so any feedback you can give us will be greatly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to call us. We are looking forward to assist you with any questions you may have.

We look forward to helping you build your maintenance free NuTeak deck.

Nuteak Installation Guide:

Watch a video here on how a Nuteak synthetic teak deck is laid out, made, and installed:

NUteak Benefits:

  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Costs less than teak
  • Fully UV stabilized
  • Superb non-slip qualiites
  • Unlike teak, can be pressure washed
  • Anti Fungal
  • Easy to install
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