Founder Darrel Grace is a veteran of 26 years within the New Zealand building industry and has extensive experience and knowledge of the building trades both here and internationally, having worked as far afield as London, Japan, Australia and the USA.
For years, Darrel was frustrated and annoyed watching quality hardwood decking deteriorating prematurely, due to the traditional drill, nail and punch techniques of deck-building. Timber expands and contracts naturally – this causes nails and screws to pop and causes the timber to split. Darrel also noticed that the rusting of the nails marred decking timber and the uneven gaps between the decking diminished the look of the quality hardwood.
When Darrel decided he wanted to build his own deck at his Titirangi home, he decided he wanted nothing less than a flawless deck and so he set about designing the Shadow Hidden Deck Fastener. This desire for a perfect deck finish became an all-consuming passion for him, and three years on, Darrel has designed and created the ultimate solution for creating the perfect Kiwi deck. Through Darrel’s sheer determination and hard work he is now delighted to be able to offer New Zealanders a revolutionary improvement to the way their decks can be finished flawlessly.
Since introducing Shadowdeck™ to the New Zealand market – Darrel has thrilled with the massive, positive response to his product and has been overwhelmed with demand by Kiwis wanting the perfect deck.
When Darrel has down-time from helping Kiwis with their decks, you can find him sitting on his deck in Titirangi enjoying the sound of the Tuis and Wood Pigeons while enjoying with friends and family.