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Deck renewal or replacement

stevenandlizzy
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Deck renewal or replacement

I was wondering whether I should replace or repair my deck. 

Most of the deck is covered and is ok but the part that is exposed to the elements has weathered somewhat. 

I’m also not sure what wood the deck is made of too.  

Here are a few photos. Any help/advice will be gratefully received. 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Deck renewal or replacement

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @stevenandlizzy. It's great to have you join us and many thanks for your question.

 

The only reason you would replace the entire deck is if the underlying structure of posts, bearers and joists are compromised. If you notice any significant rot or severe cracking, then you should have a qualified professional inspect the structure.

 

You have some rot in at least one of the decking boards. This rot shows that more areas are likely affected. You must replace any rotted boards before you continue restoring your deck.

 

You should find these step-by-step guides helpful:

 

 

 

 

Please let me know if you need further help or have questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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stevenandlizzy
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Re: Deck renewal or replacement

That’s great. Very helpful thanks!!

 

Just wondered if you can tell what type of wood this is too?

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MitchellMc
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Re: Deck renewal or replacement

Hi @stevenandlizzy,

 

From the number of knots that are present, I am relatively certain it is Treated Pine. It appears to have been stained a darker colour. Once you have repaired and then sanded the entire deck, you can apply a decking oil which contains a stain.

 

Mitchell

 

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