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    Building a new attached elevated deck

    Hi all, We had an extension built a couple of months ago, it’s a modular steel frame extension. I want to build an elevated attached deck(to avoid having to dig holes right next to the foundations), 4.8m wide by 2.8m long. My question is what can I use to attach the ledger on the steel frame...
  2. stratford_noob

    Concrete deck base or subframe?

    Hi, I had taken down my green house and want to put there a deck instead. However the greenhouse had concrete base and because is nicely level, I wanted to leverage that in the deck building. As the deck will be bigger (the pink lines on attached images, I had originally planed to use some some...
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    joists for decking are warped, how to rectify them?

    Hi all, been busy building a decking and I received all the materials for the frame four weeks ago. The joists have been stored outside on their sides on some brick footers. Made some progress at the beginning then had to stand still for a while; thus out of the ten 4.8metres 120*47 joists I...
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    Decking Oil - solvent or water based?

    For softwood decking, reclaimed. Flat side up and will be sanded before application. Top priority is ease of re-treatment as it's in a very exposed location. I've read that solvent based oil is better, as it penetrates further, and if I read correctly, is simpler to re-treat in the future. But...
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    I'm an idiot. Timber decking laid without gaps. Help!

    I know this is bad. Really bad. I'm a grade-A idiot. Hopefully the worst DIY mistake I ever make. I just got done laying 6m x 4.8m of decking onto joists without leaving gaps between. I put three nails in each board - one either side and one in the middle. The nails are ring shank, I think. I...
  6. K

    Raised decking over existing patio, footings?

    Hi guys, Our garden is currently two tiered. Grass furthest from the house then a raised (~500mm) patio made up of 600x600 concrete flags adjacent to the house We need to install a small raised deck roughly 3400x1200x600 (WxDxH) to provide access to the back door. I am struggling for a...
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    What to use under my deck?

    Hello all, I’m having my first attempt at building a raised deck in the garden. It sits between 20-40cm off the ground (sloped garden). My support posts are all in and now I’m laying the weed suppressing fabric. What I want to know is if I can just use any old ballast and sub base that’s lying...
  8. fatmcgav

    Decking plans

    Hey all So the time has come to start planning the decking area that will be built outside of my Garden Room office. We've got a reasonable amount of space to work with, so I'm looking at total dimensions of 5.5m x 4.9m. I'm planning on building an outdoor kitchen on the deck, and possibly a...
  9. M

    bricks for decking frame

    hi all, i will be laying a floating deck for the first time this weekend, and all the wood has been ordered. i will be making the frame out of 2x4, and the deck is going onto an area of grass that has been levelled to my best ability. The decking area is approx 3mx2.8m. i will not be concreting...
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    Decking plan sketched out - look ok?

    Hi, first post here - so please be gentle! I'm an enthusiastic DIY'er and while I've built sheds and other bits, I've not done a deck yet, but I'm a little bit bored (isolation!) and want to have a crack at this myself. I tend to over-engineer solutions, I'd prefer lean that way to be honest...
  11. cwhaley

    Floating Deck - Plan

    After slabbing an area at the bottom of my garden, this area has been vastly improved. The recent week of non-stop rain would have flooded the area in the past, but with the new patio and drainage with soakaway there isn't so much as a puddle. Unfortunately there's an area of about 14 ft by...
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    Fitting rail to existing deck.

    Hi, After some advice or tips on adding a rail to my existing deck. The deck was already here when i bought the house and has a foundation made up of what looks like a mix of breeze block and brick. Its not the best job but seems solid for the most part. They have anchored batten to this...
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    Queries on decking joists

    I'm weighing up a few options on fixings but any advice please on the following queries regarding a raised deck (about 900mm up) using 47 x 150 joists (2.5m long) and ledger (4.8m long) with posts at 1.3m: 1 How to attach the rim joists to the ends of the ledger board as I can't source...
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    Fixings for raised deck

    I'm about to order the timber and fixings for a raised deck base (approx 900mm off ground) and wondered if anyone could confirm/comment on planned fixings as noted below please ? Raised deck 4.8m x 2.6m with ledger along one of the 4.8m sides Ledger 150 x 47 Rim 150 x 47 Joists 150 x 47 at...
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    Decking - ledger board position and fixing problem

    We're just completing a new build extension and planning to build a deck out from it, ie 2.5m out by 5.0m across approx. Deck boards 5.0m to run perpendicular to building so joists 2.5m going out from building. There is a patio doors pvc sill below which there is a gap then the concrete sill -...
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    Another deck thread... but different because it's ground level between 4 walls with hot tub

    I'm sure this has been posted but after searching through all the archives i'm still a little unsure. I'm building a ground level deck 3x6m in a yard surrounded by 4 brick walls, the ground is currently just mud and clay soil under that. I'm just a little unsure of the footings, mainly because...
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    Garden Decking Height

    Hi All I hope someone here can guide me on the below. I have had built decking in my back garden. My garden itself is sloping. As a result of the slope the deck from the back of my house is below 30cm, in height, from the ground whilst the front of the deck is approx 50cm, in height, above the...
  18. Fitter Windows

    How to get my decking looking flawless again?

    Our decking is looking really tired. Half is under cover and doesn't look too bad, but the area that gets rain and leaves from the trees fall onto it looks really worn out and grubby. I was going to jet wash it, but this seemed to be damaging the wood. What is the best way to clean your decking...
  19. callummccormick

    Screwing deck boards in place

    I have built rather a splendid and complex grid of timbers to support my very slightly elevated deck of around 60 sq meters. I take delivery of the deck boards this week. Issue: I know I'm going to make adjustments around a number of 45 degree angles (for instance around the conservatory) and...
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    Looking for best practices for decking, lot of conflicting information out there.

    There is a lot of conflicting methods on building a deck so i’m looking for your idea of best practices. I’m laying a deck that is approx 24m2 over 3 levels, each level is 40cm, 30cm and 15cm above ground respectively. Is the deck best going on 100mm x 100mm decking posts/stakes at 1.2m...
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