Sunshine Coast Deck Specialist

About Us

Cole Richardson-Owner, Sunshine Coast Deck Specialists

Cole Richardson, the owner of Sunshine Coast Deck Specialists, began his career in carpentry back in 2005. After completing his apprenticeship, he founded Ricmar Projects, a carpentry business that has completed various construction projects in Queensland, including carpentry works for hospitals, schools, and mining accommodation.
In addition to running his own business, Cole also took on a supervisory role with one of Queensland’s top residential builders. This experience provided him with invaluable insights into project management and the processes required for successful residential builds.

Today, Cole and his team at Sunshine Coast Deck Specialists are dedicated to delivering high-quality outdoor construction services. We specialize in the design, construction, and maintenance of decks, patios, and carports for residential and commercial properties throughout Southeast Queensland. We’re fully licensed and insured, and we’re committed to upholding current Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) methods and procedures

Our Process

Working together with Sunshine Coast Deck Specialists provides clarity and confidence from initial contact to completion in 6 simple steps.


Use our clever estimator tool to get an estimate for your project

Get in touch

After utilizing our intelligent estimating tool to receive an indicative price. You will have an option to book an appointment at a time that suits you.
Phone: 0416 373 934

Dream, Discuss, Design

We will then visit your property and listen to your ideas, discuss your needs and explore the different materials available, considering the design elements that align with your style and budget

  • Discuss your needs and what you wish to achieve
  • Share ideas on the potential of your outdoor living space
  • Measure your outdoor area and draw an accurate sketch of your deck/patio project
  • Show you photos of previous projects and samples of materials and colours
  • Advise you on council regulations (Boundary setback’s etc.) and building codes.

Design approvals/Council permits, and Quotation approval

Following presentation of the design, discussion on time frames and council fees, a fixed price quotation and design documents are now prepared ready for your approval.

After your approval.

 1) A Master Builders contract is prepared for signing, 

2) An invoice for the deposit will be prepared. 

3) QBCC Insurance will be paid.

4) Materials will be ordered.


Payments can be made via Bank transfer or credit card. 

With almost 20 years’ experience, Sunshine Coast Deck Specialists makes it simple. We work with you and take care of your project, including and necessary documents, plans, council approvals/permits and insurances.

Your payments are scheduled into stages. (as per the contract)

  • 5-10% for the deposit 
  • Progress payments in line with completed construction stages
  • 5% Practical completion

Construction Commences

Sit back and watch your new project come to life.

Our 25-year deck guarantee and 15-year patio guarantee (T’s&C’s apply) provide you with peace of mind with regards to quality and workmanship.

All associated waste will be removed. 

Final inspection

On completion, together with you, we will perform a final handover inspection. 

On projects that require council approval, our private certifier will inspect your property and provide you with a certificate (Form 21). 

This inspection gives you the added piece of mind that the project has been completed to all applicable building codes and standards.

Sunshine Coast Deck Specialists will give you a helpful maintenance manual with information that will keep your project looking at its best for many years to come.


Your new outdoor living space is now complete and ready for you to enjoy! 

It doesn’t stop there, we will provide a complimentary 12-month maintenance check, 

for your piece of mind