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Decking Plan Advice for First Time Decker

Postby Gaz2020 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:18 pm


Below is my design and plan for my decking, I am not a DIY novice but this is my first foray into decking.

Any decking experts out there that can have a glance over and see if it looks ok please.


The the 6x2's will be attached with Joist Hangers where appropriate. The 4x2 Noggins will be toe screwed/nailed.

Posts are dug and buried to 700mm.

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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:48 pm

Hi gaz2020,
Your plan looks too complex. I'm assuming your decking planks will run left to right.
Get rid of the green ones and replace them with one of the purple ones taken off the uprights. The relocated purple ones can be supported by joists running between the upright posts.
Unless you particularly need buried posts I would suggest you partly bury a 100mm concrete block laid flat under each post. This avoids a lot of digging and rotten timber in the longer term.
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