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Decking Support Advice Needed for Deck Spanning Gap Between Boundary and Hedge

Postby matpj » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:21 am

Hi folks,

I'm about to start a project to put a deck down to span an area between the edge of our patio and the hedge boundary of our garden.
The distance between is approx 1.3m
The ground slopes away from the patio and at its furthest point is probably a max of 40cm drop

I was thinking of having the decking rest on the patio with an overlap

I would then sink some posts by the hedge to attach the joists to.

Would this be the right way to go, or is it a bad idea to have the decking resting on the patio surface with only one end bolted to posts?
and are there any things I need to be wary of. I am planning on using postcrete and dig 700mm holes (if I can go that deep)

end result decked area would be 4.5m x 1.8m

Thanks in advance,

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Postby dalai » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:52 pm

check Planning Permission first but to be safe I would have concrete footing at both ends, depends on use. With a span of 1.8m use 2x6 joists with max 24" OC.
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