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karim
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Low level decking

Hello Beautiful people

Inspired by many contributors and comforted by experts, I am going to start my backyard decking project. 

 

Have placed an order for H3 pine 90 x 45 for the base and 90 x 19 marbau on top. Part of the deck will be on concrete and part over the soil.

 

keeping gap 600mm between the joist and using H4 90 x90 as post. 

 

karim_0-1613461185090.jpeg

 

Jason
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Re: Low level decking

Looking forward to seeing how your project progresses @karim. Please take plenty of photos as you go along. As you've seen, low-level decking projects are incredibly popular with our members. 

 

Please give us a shout if you need a hand with anything. We're here to help.

 

Jason

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Low level decking

That sounds like a brilliant project @karim! I'm keen to follow along and provide assistance when you need it.

 

Please let me know if you get stuck.

 

Mitchell

 

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karim
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Re: Low level decking

Deck 3.jpg

 

Had a very productive weekend. All the posts were installed.

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MitchellMc
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Wow, you certainly have had a productive weekend @karim! At this rate, you'll be finished by next week.

 

Was it smooth sailing the whole way or did you run into any difficulties? 

 

I'm really enjoying your progress shots, keep them coming.

 

Mitchell

 

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karim
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Re: Low level decking

Hi @MitchellMc, things are going ok so far. Had some hiccups with the pole. Couple of the poles was higher than others and had to trim. Leveling the base was the biggest challenge due to some parts over concrete and some over the soft surface.

Used 

 

I ordered Merbau from bunnings and send different sizes of timber. Any suggestion on how to lay??

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MitchellMc
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Re: Low level decking

Hi @karim,

 

When laying decking of different lengths, you'll want to organically stagger them, so no joins end up next to each other. This can involve setting up piles of similar lengths and then taking a board from a different pile each time you lay one. Using this method will also help you reduce wastage on your boards.

 

You should find this step-by-step guide useful: How To Lay Decking.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

 

 

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karim
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Re: Low level decking

Completed pic. Awaiting prep, clean and oil. 

 

deck complete.jfif

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MitchellMc
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Re: Low level decking

Amazing work, @karim! Who would have thought it's only taken a few weeks to create this fabulous looking deck in your backyard? I trust you're extremely pleased with your efforts, and rightly so.

 

For the coating process, you should find these step-by-step guides useful:

 

 

 

 

To really put the finishing touch on your deck and add the wow factor, you might also like to check out: How To Install Deck Lights.

 

I can't wait to see your deck coated and to hear about you sitting back and admiring your efforts.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions, and many thanks for the update.

 

Mitchell

 

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