Testimonials from 2022

  •  - Mr S, Ainslie

    "Richard is a great communicator and was very responsive to emails, text messages and phone calls when we were sourcing quotes, and throughout the early planning stages. He kept us informed of any delays or changes throughout the project.

    The work itself was quick and skillful, and the finished product is fabulously functional and looks fantastic. 

    Richard and the team respected our desire to keep people out of the house as much as possible during covid; he suggested other tradies to do work where he wasn't available/able to do it; he cleaned up his workspace at the end of each day, and very thoroughly at the end of the project; he has a great attitude to his staff, teaching them on-site and his whole team were a pleasure to work with. There was no swearing or obscene music!

    The deck is a great extension to our living space, it looks awesome, and we would not hesitate to recommend Richard and his team to anyone looking for quality deck craftsmanship."

    8th April 2022

  • - Mr G, Evatt

    "We are very happy with the new deck and pergola constructed by Richard and his team at The Deck Wizard. Dealing with Covid, the weather and supply issues proved difficult but Richard pulled out all stops to make the project run smoothly. His communication was first class and the team display a lot of pride in their work. We can commend The Deck Wizard to deliver a high quality product."

    19th May 2022

  • - Ms S, Weetangera

    "We have never met such a reliable and considerate builder as Richard. From our first meeting, we knew he was honest with his advice about our options for replacing our 20-year-old dilapidating deck and pergola. 

    He and The Deck Wizard team possess an admirable work ethic and excellent workmanship. Richard and the team always arrived on time and completed on schedule too. Now we are enjoying our new deck areas which have vastly improved our living area. It is now a delightful view from the kitchen too! 

    We highly recommend Richard and The Deck Wizard team and would gladly have them back again for future projects."

    27th January 2022

Testimonials from 2021

  • - Mrs L, Kaleen

    'We were absolutely thrilled with our deck built by The Deck Wizard. Richard and team were always accommodating to any changes we made, so easy to work with, and built us a wonderful addition to our home. The workmanship is also fantastic – 'you can't beat quality.'

    15th April 2021

  • - Mr T, Fadden

    We engaged Richard and his team at The Deck Wizard to enclose our carport. The customer service and quality of workmanship we received throughout the project were exceptional.

    Richard took the time to assist us throughout the whole process, from the design stage in ensuring that the new garage was going to meet our needs as well as enhancing the look and functionality of our home, through to the build by keeping us up to date with what was going to happen and when. The results were amazing, taking our aging and dated carport and turning it into a modern garage that now complements our home.

    We will be using Richard and his team again for future projects and have no hesitation in recommending them.

    3rd May 2021


  • - Ms S, Kambah

    So in love with my new deck. The team at The Deck Wizard did an amazing job and it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. They completed the job in record time and it was exactly what I asked for. The oiling has brought out the beautiful red colour of the timber. So happy I have recommended to friends.

    28th July 2021

  • - Mrs S, Kaleen

    Richard and his team created a beautiful deck and pergola for us, exceeding our expectations. From the outset, Richard’s professionalism and customer care shone through as he worked through many different design options with us, always responding to emails and phone calls within 12 hours. As many of you will appreciate, this is a highly sought after yet hard to find level of customer care. He met our budget and kept us informed throughout the whole process. Their attention to detail was also appreciated as any little imperfection was quickly remedied. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard and his team to anyone looking to get a deck or pergola for their place.

    12th August 2021

  • - Mr G, Calwell

    "When our deck/balcony needed to be demolished completely and rebuilt from scratch, we researched deck builders and obtained quotes. We can’t believe our luck in finding Richard, Rob and the “The Deck Wizard” team. They turned up to quote exactly when they said they’d be there, and provided us with a choice of sensible options and prices. They also gave us very practical and sound advice when we were unsure about choices to make.

    COVID and ACT lockdown intervened and there was an unavoidable short delay in the build commencement date. Richard kept us totally up to date with developments and revised construction start dates. He sourced quality materials which were delivered, neatly placed without inconvenience, on our property in just the right time prior to work commencement. Richard and the “The Deck Wizard” team commenced construction on the date agreed. The weather was pretty cold, windy and frequently raining, but the team pressed on regardless, and without any disruption or inconvenience at all to our household. The job was completed in the time anticipated.

    We cannot fault the complete professionalism and amazing effective communication of Richard and The “The Deck Wizard” team. We are thrilled with our new deck/balcony which has certainly added value and a great aesthetic to our property. We have already engaged Richard and the team for our next project knowing we will be extremely happy with the workmanship and result. In short, we can’t recommend highly enough Richard and the “The Deck Wizard” team.

    22nd Sept 2021

Testimonials from 2020

  • - Mr J, Ngunnawal

    If you need a new deck, then I strongly recommend that you contact Richard and the team at The Deck Wizard! Our experience was an overwhelmingly positive one from the initial quote through to final construction. Richard truly listened to our requirements, and kept us informed every step of the way. Most impressive was his team's speedy and efficient approach to construction and their attention to detail. The price was fantastic too!

    The final result is beautiful, and has transformed our backyard. More importantly, our new deck has increased the amount of space available to us and will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our lives. I've been so impressed with the outcome, that I've recommended the Deck Wizard to all of my friends! 

    Call Richard today - you won't be disappointed!

    - 15 July 2020


Testimonials from 2019

  • - Mrs A, Pearce

    "We are thrilled with our new deck built by Richard and Rob from The Deck Wizard and we highly recommend them for any deck, pergola or carpentry work. Their quotes were transparent and detailed, and they were always very easy to deal with at all stages of our project. Their attention to detail and workmanship was excellent, and they were well organised and efficient throughout the whole build. They also made a real effort to keep the work from being too intrusive whilst they were here... If only all tradesman could be this good!!"

    - 14 July 2019

  • - Mrs T, Amaroo

    "I would highly recommend The Deck Wizard. Richard responded very quickly to my initial contact, turned up at the time we had organised and provided me with a very reasonable quote. When I accepted the quote, Richard was able to provide a tentative date for the job and kept me updated regarding a start date. Richard and his team showed up on the appointed date and the work was completed very efficiently. The replacement pergola looks fabulous, and I sure that the quality products he used will last for years. So impressed with the way Richard treats his clients - I highly recommend The Deck Wizard!!"

    - 20 August 2019

Testimonials from 2018

  • Mr P, Issacs

    "We are delighted to provide a testimonial for The Deck Wizard and the owner, Richard Kent.

    We engaged The Deck Wizard over the period of nearly a year to conduct a series of projects on our home, mainly to restore or replace external elements of the house that had weathered.  This included house fascia, pergolas, decking and front steps.

    We are very pleased with all aspects of the work undertaken. The quality of the materials and workmanship is excellent.  Richard and his team were always very polite and fitted in around the operations of a busy household, our comings and goings, bad weather and unexpected events.  Richard always provided early notice of his plans and he was easy to talk to about the work.

    Whilst some of the work was intrusive, Richard suggested approaches to the work that minimised our inconvenience whilst allowing him to work smoothly and effectively.  The work was always completed promptly and we have had to no reason to call him back for rework.

    We would unreservedly recommend Richard and The Deck Wizard."

    - 28 June 2019

  • - Mr L, Gungahlin

    "We couldn't be happier with the deck Richard and his team built. It's fantastic sitting out on summer nights enjoying a drink and sitting on a good looking, quality-built deck. Right from the beginning Richard was easy to talk to about different design options, timely with the quote and then quick, reliable and professional with the build - making sure every detail was correct. Thanks The Deck Wizard."

    - 7 March 2019

Testimonials from 2017

  • - Mr D, Lawson

    "Richard was very helpful in providing advice on the final design of our deck in the courtyard of our new townhouse. Originally we planned a minimalist deck to cover an area filled with mulch and a small garden. Richard suggested a better design to cover the whole courtyard to the sliding door to our lounge room. Now the decking, along with garden beds is an extension to our lounge room and provides a very nice outdoor alfresco area.

    Richard also delivered by building our decking and garden one week before we moved in, which was our fault for not confirming the order to the last minute. Nonetheless, Richard and his crew worked all week to finish our deck so that we could move in on that weekend.

    They are tradesmen that deliver and professional advice that improved on our original design to make a real difference to our new home. I highly recommend Richard and the Deck Wizard crew. They are fantastic."

    - 22 November 2017

  • - Mrs J, Yarralumla

    "Richard replaced our deck of approximately 6m x 3m and re-newed some pieces of the pergola. The work was completed on time and to our satisfaction.

    We were impressed by the team's attention to detail and seeming mastery of deck building techniques to produce a first class result. The team are friendly and we communicated with ease and would highly recommend The Deck Wizard."

    - 23 October 2017

  • - Mr C, Flynn

    "Richard’s great strengths are the capacity to listen to what the customer wants and to convert ideas into a practicable design, and then to convert the design into a quality product.  As others have found, the Deck Wizard team are punctual, efficient, neat and tidy and a pleasure to deal with.  Apart from our complete satisfaction with our new pergola and deck we have received several very favourable comments from friends and neighbours on the quality of the finished product.  We would recommend the Deck Wizard to anyone."

    - 4 October 2017

  • - Mr S, Forrest

    "I used Richard and his team 7 years ago to build a deck. One house move, and 7 years later I decided to use Deck Wizard again to replace a pergola. It was an easy decision. The prompt, engaged level of service combined with the efficient, high quality and courteous work standard makes Richard and his team stand out from their competitors."

    - 28 September 2017

  • - Mr I, Holt

    "We recently engaged The Deck Wizard (Richard Kent) to demolish an existing deck and re-build a new deck and add a roof.  The whole job was completed within a few days with no fuss, no mess and no problems.  The standard of workmanship, finishes and attention to detail are outstanding.  We are delighted with our deck and give The Deck Wizard our highest recommendation."

    - 19 September 2017

  • - Mrs N, Spence

    "We are thrilled with our new deck and pergola, along with the new sliding door out to our new outdoor area. Rich was so helpful, patient and accommodating during the design and construction processes. He and his crew were minimally invasive, friendly and most importantly, experts in their trade. We can't wait to get them back for another project we have planned."

    - 15 September 2017

  • - Mrs B, Melba

    "The Deck Wizard has just completed replacing the boards on two outdoor decks for us, and we are absolutely thrilled with the result. We were unsure whether to refurbish or replace the existing boards, and Richard spent some time discussing the options with us. We received a quote from him that evening, which proved typical of the prompt, efficient and friendly manner with which he conducts his business.  We are very happy to recommend The Deck Wizard to future customers."

    - 13 May 2017

  • - Mr D, Cook

    "Dear Richard - thanks very much to you and the team for the excellent job you did in replacing and upgrading our old balcony deck. We were impressed from the outset by your quick and courteous responses to our initial enquiries, later by your willingness to discuss and accept design changes, and finally by the speed and quality of your work onsite. Despite the extra cost, we are also very happy we chose the all-Merbau upgrade with 'chunkier' features. It has really made a difference to the final look. We have no hesitation in recommending you to others."

    - 1 May 2017

  • - Mr B, Bonython

    "Thanks to Richard and his team from The Deck Wizard, we now have a new and very stylish balcony. We really appreciated their attention to detail, professionalism and friendly manner. In our experience, tradepersons have been unreliable, Richard and his team however were very reliable, arriving exactly when we had agreed, from the quotation stage through to the completed job. We would highly recommended The Deck Wizard to anyone looking to build or rebuild a deck, balcony, pergola etc."

    - 15 April 2017

Testimonials from 2016

  • - Mr A, Wanniassa

    "Dealing with Richard and his team was a delight. They were helpful, professional, careful, on time and on budget. I would choose them again in a heartbeat."

    - 28  November 2016

  • - Mrs G, Cook

    "My experience of dealing with The Deck Wizard has been a smooth and efficient one: from the quotation to the finished deck and pergola. Richard and the team were hard-working, attentive and pleasant to deal with. I'm very happy to highly recommend them."

    - 20 March 2016

  • - Mrs T, Macgregor 

    "The new deck and pergola look amazing. You've taken the 'I want height' to a whole new level. It is just awesome. You and Rob have done a fabulous job. Always on time, or earlier, clean and tidy. Polite and you avoided upsetting my neighbours by speaking with them about their views being impacted which was very considerate and very much appreciated. Thanks Again."

    - 10 May 2016

  • - Mr E, Macgregor

    "I recently asked The Deck Wizard to replace my gutters and cap the wooden fascia. The gutters were 1970's vintage and had been leaking for some time which had started to rot the fascia in some places. The work was carried out without delay and we were really happy with the quality of the job. They paid great attention to detail, and nicely sealed it. It looks great. Furthermore, the staff were very friendly which made this a very good experience. I strongly recommend The Deck Wizard."

    - 29 April 2016

  • - Mr E, Macgregor

    "I recently asked The Deck Wizard to replace my gutters and cap the wooden fascia. The gutters were 1970's vintage and had been leaking for some time which had started to rot the fascia in some places. The work was carried out without delay and we were really happy with the quality of the job. They paid great attention to detail, and nicely sealed it. It looks great. Furthermore, the staff were very friendly which made this a very good experience. I strongly recommend The Deck Wizard."

    - 29 April 2016

  • - Miss F, Kaleen

    "We wanted to thank you for the brilliant job you did on our Pergola We absolutely love it! We wouldnt hesitate to recommend you to anyone as we were so impressed with your professionalism and willingness to go out of the way to make sure we got the product we wanted."

    - 24 April 2016

  • - Mr A, Holder

    "Having dealt with many trades people I was not expecting a quick reply to my online enquiry and was quite shocked when Richard called me within a few hours asking to come round that day to look at the area and discuss the job. He then arrived on time and discussed everything in detail with me. I was surprised as he spent so much time explaining the various options and aspects of the work. He then kept up this professional approach by sending me a full written quote within a few days.  I decided on the Deck Wizard based on Richards professional approach and my visits to two previous clients to ask how they had found dealing with the Deck Wizard. We agreed a lead time for the deck construction and as agreed Richard arrived on time and completed the deck as agreed within budget. I will add that I did a lot of research on decks and agreed the exact specifications with Richard so all parties were happy at the end. I can honestly say we love our deck. We had been messed around (sadly) by other tradespeople so to have the Deck Wizard do exactly what we wanted on time and on budget was truly fantastic."

    - 4 April 2016

  • - Mrs O, Fisher

    "It was a pleasure to have dealt with The Deck Wizard to undertake building replacement  gates (courtyard and driveway) for our property. Richard maintained regular communication, and was consistently professional, reliable and organised in all aspects of his work - the finished gates reflect his craftsmanship. We would have no hesitation recommending The Deck Wizard to anyone."

    - 12 January 2016

Testimonials from 2015

  • - Mrs A, Giralang

    "Richard and his team from The Deck Wizard did an absolutely fabulous job on our new deck! From the very beginning, when we were after a quote, Richard was professional and obviously knew his stuff. We had a slightly unusual deck in mind and Richard answered all of our questions quickly, no matter how silly, and put our mind at ease when were were planning our new deck out. Richard was upfront with the costs and was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process. The actual build time of the deck was extremely quick and we were very impressed once done. We use our new deck every day and we absolutely love it, we couldn't be happier with the final product. We would have no hesitation in using Richard and his team again and we will be highly recommending his services to anyone who asks."

    - 10 December 2015

  • - Mr A, Narrabundah

    "We chose the Deck Wizard a couple of years ago to replace a handrail on our back deck and did a great job. When it came time to extend and renovate our front deck Richard was the only person we considered to do the work. The new and extended deck is outstanding and has transformed our house and given us more living space. If you just want a carpenter look elsewhere. If you want a craftsman who truly cares about the job look no further than the Deck Wizard."

    - 26 November 2015

  • - Mrs K, Scullin

    "I came home from work today and could not believe how the finished deck looked. We are just beaming at how great it all looks. I wanted to thank you and the team for the work you did for us. From the first you knew exactly what we wanted and your suggestions - which would never have occurred to us but are so elegant now we see them - have just been such a value-add to our own basic design process. You and the team were so efficient, courteous and approachable - we had complete confidence and didn't have to do anything but sit back and marvel at what you accomplished each day on our build. The only way to describe it is total professionalism and obvious experience. The build is sturdy, and the finish is done with care for detail. You have transformed our home's street appearance, given us new entertaining and living spaces and without a doubt increased the value of the property. We are genuinely so impressed and happy with it all and would not hesitate to recommend you or work with you again.

    Please feel free to use any of these comments - including name and suburb - for testimonial purposes."

    - 10 October 2015

  • - Mr M, Harrison

    "What sets The Deck Wizard apart from the competition is not just the quality of the work, but the level of service. I'm sure there are other companies that can build a good deck, but you will not find anyone else that can provide the level of professional, responsive and friendly service that Richard at The Deck Wizard provides. The personal service and professional advice we received was truly outstanding, and Richard went above and beyond to fit into our ever changing schedule!
    On top of the excellent, responsive service we got a first class quality deck, delivered on time and on budget. I could not recommend The Deck Wizard more highly, and would be happy for Richard to pass you my contact details so I can say more nice things about him!"

    - 30 July 2015

  • - Mrs H, Flynn

    "Richard arrived when he said hewould, both for quotes and for scheduled work, and he and his team were soprofessional, polite and efficient. I was delighted with the finished job, it'sbeen beautifully done and the end result is great - an addition to mylifestyle. Incidentally, apart from the very reasonable pricing, one of thereasons I chose the "Deck Wizard" was because Richard explained exactlywhat the job entailed and how he would do it - something which other firmsfailed to do. I cannot recommend "The Deck Wizard" more highly inevery aspect of their work, from the quotation to the finished (superb) endproduct. Thank you, Richard."

    - 26 June 2015

  • - Mr R, Holder

    "We needed our deck replaced, and expected the usual run-around. However we were impressed with Richard’s service, professional approach and punctuality. He listened to what we wanted, and faithfully met our design preferences. The work was done on time and the yard was left neat. Rather than getting a new deck we got an amazing outdoor space that redefines the back of the house and is a delight to use."

    - 25 March 2015

  • - Mr S, Swinger Hill

    "Richard and his team at Deck Wizard did a brilliant job rebuilding our balcony. From start to finish, Richard was a pleasure to deal with, and his customer focus and professionalism were apparent throughout. Deck Wizard completed the job on time, on budget, and the attention to detail and quality of the work was first rate. What's more, all of this was done for a very competitive price. We are very happy with our new balcony, and would have no hesitation in recommending the Deck Wizard to others."

    - 23 February 2015

  • - Mr B, Weston

    "We are very pleased with the work Richard and the team at the Deck Wizard did to restore our deck. The end product was great and the service before and after the job was completed was excellent."

    - 30 January 2015

Testimonials from 2014

  • - Mr D, Harrison

    "The Deck Wizard did a great job. They where quick to responded when I asked for a quote, and offered clear answers and advice on various options. Richard and the team started when they said they would and returned on consecutive days and stayed till the job was done. I’m very happy with the new deck and I’m out here now enjoying the new space."

    - 12 November 2014

  • - Mr J, Forde

    "We cannot speak highly enough of the team at Deck Wizard. We requested a no obligation free quote to gain an idea of what could be done to create an area where we could maximise our time outside. Richard and his team provided us with many ideas as to what they could do to make this possible and made the process very easy. When they began work, they were dedicated to the job at hand and caused no disturbance what so ever. Richard and Rob maintain a very neat, tidy and safe work area, ensuring they cause no damage to surrounding plants or fences.

    First class job all round, we couldn't be happier with our stunning new deck!"

    - 5 November 2014

  • - Mr J, HIGGINS

    "From the first contact made with Richard it was noted that he was someone who respected the client’s needs and requirements. From receiving his quote, a date was booked into which Richard and his team not only started on time but finished ahead of schedule. The work was done in a totally professional manner with great workmanship, a tidy site was kept at all times and all was cleaned up on completion of job and at all times with total communication along the way.

    A job well done for a great price – would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and his team to others –and will certainly be using his services for a future project."

    - 13 October 2014

  • - Mrs A, Melba

    "We found 'The Deck Wizard' to be an extremely courteous and efficient company. They turned up on time, completed the work quickly, and have made a fantastic job. I would recommend his services 100%"

    - 7 October 2014

  • - Mr M, Hackett

    "Richard did a great job building us two small decks - we are really happy with the results. His excellent work was completed with efficiency. Great communication and timeliness as well. We have no hesitation in recommending Richard the Deck Wizard."

    - 2 September 2014

  • - Mr R, Gleneagles

    "Richard and his team were simply fantastic. Reliable, courteous, punctual and above all, professional.

    They did what they said they would, and stuck to their schedule with discipline which was both impressive and greatly appreciated. Their communication was outstanding throughout, and I always felt like they had everything under complete control.

    Their workmanship was also extremely high. They took care where needed, but were equally efficient in applying their trade and staying on schedule. Upon starting the job, it was immediately obvious to me that Richard and his crew were experienced and highly-skilled in their craft.

    I would unreservedly recommend Richard and The Deck Wizard to anyone needing deck, pergola and carpentry work done. I don't keep many business cards, but I will definitely be keeping theirs. They charge appropriately for the quality of work they produce, and I would argue they are in a league of their own given my previous experiences with tradies over the years. I will be recommending them widely!"

    - 22 May 2014

  • - Mr M, Holt

    "Before we engaged the Deck Wizard to repair/rebuild and extend our existing deck we had several other companies come out and quote for the required work. Richard was head and shoulders above the competition in terms of both his professionalism and the advice offered. The work was completed ahead of schedule and to a very high standard. It is clearly evident that the Deck Wizard take a great deal of professional pride in their workmanship and attention to detail, both of which were first class. I can highly recommend the Deck Wizard for your home improvement projects."

    - 12 April 2014

  • - Mrs P, Yarralumla

    "The new deck is such a source of satisfaction to us, a thing of real beauty. We cannot speak to highly of your courtesy and consideration towards us. You can be sure that we will be singing your praises to anyone who asks about who installed the deck. Once again, our sincere thanks for your cooperation and professional workmanship."

    - 29 January 2014