New Deck Area at Bottom of Garden - Looking for Advice Please


Postby Taz69 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:52 pm

Hi all,

We are trying to create a nice deck area at the bottom of our garden to enjoy the evenings.

The dimensions are as follows:

4.8M length , Deckboards are 27mm x 145mm
3.6M wide, Front to Back
Boards running left to right, 4.8M length.

The garden has a slight slope from front to back, no more than 3" or 4" thats with a 3.6m length on the front edge straight on the ground and the 3" at the rear by the rear fence.

Its pretty level from left to right, I had thought it was more of a slope from front to back so I originally thought about 47mm x 150mm however can I get away with 47mm x 100mm instead?

What I am wondering is whats the best way of supporting the joists? Do I need posts or can I use slabs etc?

Thanks in advance.

Mark
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:23 pm

dig out and lay concrete pads for the posts, fix the decking together and prop it till its level then attach the posts to the decking this will give you a solid base
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