Easier decking?

25 Apr 2010
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United Kingdom
I'm going to be laying decking - likely to be good quality softwood but also considering composite. The nominal size is 3m*4m but I'll let my decking and wood choice decide exact dimensions.

One long side is anchored to a wall.

I want the decking to be as close the ground as possible.

I don't want to lay a concrete base - garden drainage is awful so I don't want to add that much impermeable area + the costs are mounting for the garden as a whole.

So...it looks like wooden posts concreted in the ground is the recommended method but I it and wonder if an easier/faster method might be to dig holes down to firm ground, fill with tamped hardcore and then top with cement or a small cement paving slab.

I can then accurately cut short posts to sit on the slabs and support the beams.

What are your thoughts please?

Just to add - I've just had a quick Google and this look handy
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