May 29, 2017 . Begin by building a base for the decking to sit on using 2in x 4in treated timbers. Cut each joist to the right size and screw together with galvanized screws to make a frame. This sits on the ground providing a level surface for the planks to fix to and stops them being in contact with the ground and becoming..
Here's an easy way to lay deck flooring on your cement slab patio in just one day. It dresses up an otherwise drab patio, and it's so nice for bare feet!Should Decking Ridges Face Up or Down? - Softwoods
Sep 21, 2015 . Decking timber usually have ridges that run along the length of the board. Also called grooves or reeds, these ridges on the board may face up to provide functionality and aesthetics. Or they may be installed facing down, the orientation recommended by manufacturers as the correct way to install them
May 31, 2017 . A timber deck can offer you a seamless link between your home and your garden, as well as, be the perfect outdoor space for you and your family to relax and ..
After fixing 4-5 timber decking boards I measured to make sure things were still all square. If there was any creep I adjusted the gap of the next board slightly to get things looking good again. At one end of the deck I had decided to affix some short lengths of decking with screws. This would provide an access point to get at..
May 18, 2014 . A decking project is very heavy on materials. To give you an idea, the main frame for the 4.5m x 3.3m deck we built for this particular feature has 400mm gaps (centres) to take the decking boards. This took 48 linear metres of wood to build. We had to use 175mm x 50mm section timber to take the deck up to..
SUPPORT POST, Vertical timber support which sits in a footing. BEAM, The main horizontal timbers which support the joists. These are usually attached to either side of the support posts. WEED BARRIER SHEET, A non-degradable material (often plastic) laid on the oversite. STRUCTURAL FITTING/BOLT, A long bolt used..
FAQ - Installing Hardwood Decking. Building a low-level patio deck is a quick and easy way to add a beautiful hardwood living space to your garden. It is ideal when the height of the interior of the floor is close to the surface of the garden. Being low to the ground, a platform deck does not require railings or stairs. It has an..
Use the jigsaw to cut around obstructions such as posts. A power miter saw can also be very helpful during installation. For a power miter or compound power miter saw a fine finish alternate top bevel blade is also recommended. When working with products be sure to wear proper clothing and safety equipment..
Jun 24, 2014 . These incredibly beautiful natural characteristics and variations of hardwood decking are an important part of what makes such popular decking species as Ipe, Garapa, Machiche and others so unique and inviting. The best way to install tropical hardwood decking is to "blend" the decking boards and install..
Jul 15, 2013 . A raised timber deck can offer the perfect outdoor space, providing a seemless link between the home and garden and helping to bring the outside in. . For this step-by-step, we've used pre-finished decking boards, which typically won't need re-treating for at least two years after installation. Before you..
Any standing puddle of water can cause surface decking to cup. Installing hardwood decking above a concrete pad is NOT recommended. Hardwood decking should never be installed directly over concrete due to moisture retention. Any hardwood decking installed over a new or aged concrete pad will cause the deck..
We describe how to lay out and fasten deck boards to the deck floor joist structure and how to decide on the appropriate deck board gap. Choices of deck . Some professionals have also had success using only an adhesive to fasten high-priced and dimensionally stable tropical hardwood decking to the joists. For that..