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Patio extension with low-level deck

maccifo
Budding Contributor
maccifo
maccifo
Budding Contributor

Attaching a low-level deck to an existing patio helped to increase the size of this outdoor entertaining area.

 

 

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The project

 

I built a low-level deck as an extension to our patio. The dimensions are approximately 6m x 1.15m. The height of the deck is around 400–500mm and I made sure to create a small gap between the tiled patio and deck for airflow.

 

I built three frames using 90 x 45cm treated Pine so that I can move them around myself.

 

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I installed threaded rods into the bricks to attach the frames to the patio, placing a fixing into the edge of the patio at least every metre.

 

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The end result.

 

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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.

 

Experienced Bunnings Workshop member Adam Woodhams has created a comprehensive guide to building your own low-level deck which should provide an excellent reference for getting started. 

 

More inspiration for your deck

 

Whether you are building a new deck or rejuvenating an existing one, get inspired by the clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community in our Top 10 most popular deck projects.

 

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