I built a low-level deck over a paved area to bring the walking surface to door sill level.
I concreted the stirrups in rather than resting on the paving. I used three 140 x 45mm bearers and fifteen 90 x 45mm joists for the framework, and built the deck using 86 x 19mm Spotted Gum boards with 5mm spacing. I was going to use 146 x 19mm boards but got feedback that they tend to cup even with XL head 12g screws.
How to build a low-level deck
A low-level deck can pose a range of potential design and installation problems, with particular challenges around ventilation, drainage, termites and rotting. But it doesn't have to be a difficult project once you take the time to understand the basics of how they are put together.
A low-level deck can add an attractive feature to your backyard and dramatically increase space for outdoor entertaining and relaxation. Check out these inspiring low-level deck builds by Bunnings Workshop members.