When a homeowner wants to put a deck at the back of their property, they may consider various options. A wooden deck will offer the homeowner some advantages and disadvantages. Recycled Plastic Decking is a new option that is showing to be a very popular choice for many residences.
Next, I added a 2 x 12 plank vertically at each end of the beams to connect them all together and also hold them apart in the six-foot, four inch width that I needed. Hand rail posts made of four by fours will reduce the width to an even six foot wide when installed. Before you start installing any decking, install two pieces of lumber, one by three inches wide or larger in an X pattern under the bottom of the beams. Crisscross them in the center by nailing the ends and the center point to the underside of the beams. These pieces will prevent the beams from “rolling over” as time passes and will hold them nice and straight vertically. These pieces must be pressure treated.
These sundecks wonderful pieces of garden furniture have really stood the test of time. More recently, they have been developed more for style, strength, and comfort. The prices range from affordable at less than $100 up to, and above, $600. This would help to explain then the wide choice of styles that are on the market today.
Sure, some people will say that wood decking can be treated to prevent fungi-caused rot. It works sometimes. But most of the time, fungi wins. It is just a natural process that is very hard to prevent. With vinyl decking, though, you will not worry about fungi-caused rotting. Vinyl decking is completely synthetic. No fungi will thrive on it.
Jarah is classified as a kind of hardwood that is termite and decay resistant. This kind of wood hardens with age in a way that normal woodworking tools would no longer be effective. This is why Jarah is ideal for outdoor applications such as decks and pergola. It can also be used for constructing hot tubs or spas because it is resistant to rot. It has a rich dark reddish-brown color and beautiful grains that don’t easily diminish over time.
1) Level the ground and outline the area to be decked with string and wooden pegs. Lay black plastic sheeting covered in gravel to prevent weeds growing under the decking.
3) Lay the decking boards on the frame, at right angles to the beams, so you can work out the best way to use the boards with minimal cutting. Cut boards to the lengths required. Place the first board flush with the edge of the joist at the front of the deck and fix using two 50mm screws. Fix the remaining boards in the same way, leaving a 3mm gap between each one.