Hello Workshop community, (first post,great resource) happy new year.
And with it another project...
I am wanting to deck the side area of the house as pictured, it is a low step 160mm, but the decking board will sit under the slider frame (replacing the tiles) so there is about 20mm additional height, will easily accommodate a 140 x 45mm ledger board (if that is what I go with).
@Neo19 used L Brackets for joist support (which would work great on the slab) but will not work over the shingled section of the area, would have to go with posts I guess or a combination.
Really, my main concern is securing a ledger board to the brickwork, it seems the logical solution to span that 5600mm edge along the house.
Points of concern:
The necessity of spacing of the board to brick
Termites etc, never had them on the property, we have existing "bridges" attached to the house.
Hardware: Ankascrews or Dynabolts??
I would prefer a flush finish on the board (Can countersink if necessary)
The design below is almost exactly what I want to do
Except I would construct 4 individual frames
So i have some decisions to make, any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks for reading and taking the time everyone.
Looking forward to seeing this one @Brendon_B
140x45 ledger attached to brickwork. Make sure your anchors are galvanised and remember the spacing. They don't need to finish flush/countersink as they'll be covered by the decking boards. What's your concern about the necessity of the spacing?
You shouldn't have to worry about termites as H3 treated pine (ledgers/joists) are treated for termites.