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Low-level deck over brick pavers

Junior Contributor
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Labour alone was quoted at $12,000 for this backyard low-level deck project, but using modular decking frames on top of the existing brick pavers saved time and money. 





The project


With plans to build a 6m x 7m low-level deck in his backyard, Bunnings Workshop member hadi reached out to the community for help to decide if he needed to dig up the existing pavers in the space or if he could lay the timber on top. He had a 14cm height to work with from the top of the pavers to the bottom of the sliding back door.


Although he's "quite handy" and had already replaced the carpet in his house with vinyl, this was his first deck build and he didn't have a lot of time to dig up brick pavers that were "solid like concrete" while working full time and preparing for the arrival of his first child.


After plenty of helpful advice and suggestions from community members who have built decks before, hadi decided to use Good Times modular decking frames and Merbau FJ decking boardsremoving bricks only where the 50mm seat posts would sit.




Before and after






How to build a low-level deck


Building a deck close to the ground can pose a number of potential problems. Fortunately, experienced Bunnings Workshop member Adam Woodhams has put together a comprehensive guide to building your own low-level deck


Other low-level deck projects


Workshop member Stuardo built his deck at ground level over existing pavers using the Good Times modular decking frames from Bunnings.




Starting out with a "very uneven paving surface", Abhijit also got helpful assistance from the Bunnings Workshop community for his decking project. He's now planning another one.




Workshop member Harv also received expert advice for his low-level deck project




Building a deck at his daughter's unit on an uneven base of concrete and old pavers, MGusto took inspiration from other Workshop projects and achieved a great result using a pedestal system



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