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How to build a timber deck

BIM_Engineer
Former Community Member

How to build a timber deck

A few members have asked specific questions about Timber Decks

I hope these additional resources and tools provide useful information in your endeavour

I can provide the following

  • A 3D Model that you can edit/modify as you wish in Sketchup (Free software)
  • A PDF of attached image with hyperlinks to the Bunnings price list and to other useful online resources to help you Design, Engineer & Construct (DEC) you project
  • Google sheets, for quantifying & pricing the timber deck
  • Project planning Apps & Tools

Please post back or leave a PM if you require more specific project tools

 

 Engineering Decking.jpg

 

Others (To follow) In the Timber Deck Series 

DIY Sceening your Deck

DIY Roofing & Ceiling Your Deck

DIY  Indoor/Outdoor Living (Partial Enclosures)

Please let me know if there is anything else you may want added

Happy 2018

Cheers

Chris

 

BIM_Engineer
Former Community Member

Check your Balconies & Raised decks a Timely Reminder

 As a Structural engineer and repair contractor. If anyone needs assistance or preliminary advice on structural matters please take photos, upload them and ask for help. “Better safe than sorry”
Balcony checklists here
About Balconies Decks & Balustrades
Balconies and Decks A Guide To Maintenance
Building authorities requires balconies and raised decks to be designed by a structural engineer
they can also offer advice on noncompliance & repairs, etc. hth
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Manomic
Newbie

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Hi
Can you please help with concept designs, engineering and approximate costs for enclosing my rear porch which is similar to your design above?
Mick

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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Hi Mick (@Manomic)

 

Welcome to Workshop. It's great to have you join us. I trust you will receive lots of helpful advice and inspiration for this project and many others in future from our community members. 

 

I am aware that @BIM_Engineer is on holidays at the moment so might be a little slow to respond. In the meantime, you might like to provide more information in order for him to assist you more comprehensively. 

 

I would start with dimensions of your porch and a few photos. Please let me know if you need a hand uploading some images. 

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason 

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muzzd
Budding Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

patio.JPG

I would love to get some design ideas & costs for diy enclosing my patio,
there's no immediate rush
Thank you

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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

@muzzd,

 

Welcome to Workshop. Great to have you join us. This looks like a fantastic project. I trust that @BIM_Engineer will be able to assist once he is back from holidays. In the meantime, other members might also be able to suggest some ideas for you. I know Workshop member @kel has done something similar. 

 

You might also like to tell us a little more about your own ideas and requirements. How do you want to use the space? 

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

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muzzd
Budding Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Hi Jason
I intend on extending the family room (photo LHS) with glass as it's north oriented, and do the adjacent patio enclosure in stages as DIY,
.keen to see what alternatives the Bim_Engineer has to offer, thank you
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Isobel
Trusted Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Some bifold or French doors at the end of your new room would work really well @muzzd, leading out to the deck and garden.

 

Bifold.jpgBifold2.jpgFrenchDoors.jpg

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muzzd
Budding Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Thank you, I have a quote for Bi folds Doors they were $2000 to $2500 per door leaf
unfortunately we have a tight budget and are keen to save money where we can, just looking for ideas, details and costs at this early stage as we have moved past collecting internet photos
I have sent Bim Engineer a Message requesting more specific information

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BIM_Engineer
Former Community Member

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

@JasonWhat I intended to put up before I went on holidays has now changed a little due to requests unfortunately these will now require more resources and time to complete.

I will  include Design details for DIY Bi-Fold louvre Doors
OT Please understand the content i put up is free to Battlers & Punters and as much as I like helping communities on the internet, everything has to be prioritised
Cheers

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