Outdoor Living  |  Decks, patios & alfresco areas


  • Decks & patios of all sizes

  • Alfresco areas

  • Outdoor entertainment areas

Outdoor living & entertaining is a part of the Australian culture. Our Queensland climate encourages the use of outdoor spaces by bringing the outdoors in.

Decks, patios, outdoor entertainment areas and alfresco areas have become an extension of the living space, with a great importance on design and functionality. A timber deck is especially beautiful and timeless!  Toby Drew Homes, based on the Brisbane Northside, can ensure a design for your outdoor living space that reflects not only your needs but also your budget.

As an experienced builder, we understand the emotional attachment that you may have with your home. With this in mind, we will work closely with you to understand your personal style and meet your expectations along with ensuring an end result you will be thrilled with.


With a focus on minimising disruption to your lifestyle, we will keep the work site as clean as possible. These projects can even be completed should you choose to go away on holidays  -  we can keep you up-to-date with the progress as little or as often as you request.

THE PROCESS  |  From commencement to completion

With Toby Drew Homes, you are not just a number on a contract. Your project will be overseen by our qualified builder, Toby Drew, from commencement to completion  -  this means he knows what is happening, can answer your questions and has the authority to solve problems and make things happen.


Our experience guarantees we can find a solution to produce the outcome you are wanting to achieve plus we will come to your home to discuss your requirements with you.


There are 2 quotation options available :

Option 1  -  Prepare ‘Preliminary’ quotation to supply you with -


  • Drafting

  • Engineering

  • Energy Efficiency Report

  • Certifier’s comments

  • Soil testing

  • Testing for asbestos (if applicable)

  • Testing for lead based paint (if applicable)

  • Scope of Works  (based on working to a budget and working the details to suit this)

Please refer to our T&Cs.


Option 2  -  Go over your own plans and information you have already gathered (as above) and provide you with a quotation.

We will prepare a 'Fixed Price' Contract. This Contract will detail which items are included and their budgeted amount.


Once the Contract has been signed, we will carry out the following :

  • Issue the deposit invoice via ‘Xero’ online accounting

  • Load your job into the ‘Buildertrend’ schedule software

  • Provide you with a -

       -  project commencement date

       -  ‘Buildertrend’ login

       -  link to our recommended suppliers


  • Pay QBCC Insurance


  • Obtain Council approvals  -  this can take between 2 - 4 weeks and we will keep you informed of it's progress

Contract, plans & approvals

Brisbane northside builders Toby Drew homes create outdoor living spaces, alfresco areas and entertaining areas including new timber decks and patios.

Work commences

Before construction works commence, initial preparation of the site takes place :


  • the site is fenced and an exclusion zone is formed

  • silt barriers are installed where required

  • safety signs are place out the front of the property

You can be involved with all aspects throughout the works  -  as little or as much as you would like to be!

You get to choose tiles, wall colours, bathroom fittings, kitchen layout, kitchen appliances, light fittings etc -  plus all of the little things that put your stamp on the project.

There may be some disruption to your daily routine. We will do our best to minimize the inconvenience as much as possible. We absolutely respect your home and your privacy throughout the works and will try to limit the intrusion as much as possible.

Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.  You can also read what we have been up to on our Blog page.