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D.I.Y. deck built from scratch

Jason
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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

Hi @maysie49,

 

Welcome to Workshop. I trust that you will receive lots of fantastic advice and inspiration for your projects from our community. 

 

I would recommend you hit the Start a discussion button and create a new topic about modular decking as a new post is more likely to be seen by more members. You might like to also include photos of your space or any plans you might have sketched so we can see what you are working with and might have planned. 

 

Thanks for joining the discussion.

 

Jason

 

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mags33
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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

Hi @Tara86, the deck looks great, did you have to put plans into council? We are about to do one and not sure where to start.

 

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Jason
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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

Thanks for joining in the discussion @mags33. I'm sure if you call your council they will be able to assist in regards to local planning requirements.

 

I would also encourage you to hit the Start a discussion button and share your plans with the Workshop community. We have lots of helpful, knowledgable and experienced members who would be happy to provide some assistance with the project to get you started. 

 

Welcome to Workshop. Please let me know if you need any help getting the most from the site.

 

Jason

 

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Tara86
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Re: Proud of my partner and I completing our first deck from scratch! Not perfect but safe & sol

Hi @mags33 definitely best to check with your council first. We spoke to ours and found out that it was a lot easier for us if it’s not attached to the house and no Pergola. We will need to apply for permits if we decide to put a Pergola up. Good Luck!!

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gce20159
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Re: D.I.Y. deck built from scratch

May I ask you Tara what it cost to build this size deck.

regards

glennis

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Jason
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Re: D.I.Y. deck built from scratch

Hi Glennis (@gce20159)

 

Welcome to the Workshop community. We're pleased you could join us and look forward to reading all about your own projects and plans.

 

@Tara86 had replied above that the deck cost around $5500-$6000. This included joists, bearers, posts, cement and screws. The deck is 2m x 4.2m and Tara used Merbau of 140mm width.

 

Hope that helps. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand with anything.

 

Jason

 

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vanderneut
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Re: D.I.Y. deck built from scratch

Looks pretty perfect to me. Nice job!

 

Are you going to finish off the sides and add any railings?

 

Erik

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Tara86
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Re: D.I.Y. deck built from scratch

@vanderneut Thanks heaps! We have since built side steps and landscaped in between the deck and side fencing. I’ve been meaning to add the photos. 

We are going to add railings and cover the exposed part under the deck but had a few other jobs we’ve had to put our money towards first. 

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Jason
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Re: D.I.Y. deck built from scratch

It would be great to see some updated photos @Tara86. Sounds like you've been busy!

 

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Tara86
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Re: D.I.Y. deck built from scratch

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Sorry @Jason been a crazy month!! This is what we have done to the side. Hoping to extend the deck in the small corner in the next couple of months! 

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