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 Post subject: Decking advice.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:57 pm 
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I am in need of advice from someone with experience of building decking.
My main question is what is the best method for making a solid base ?
I’m looking at either using concrete slabs or cementing 4” x 4” posts into the ground to raise the deck slightly.
Any advice on the pro’s & cons of the methods I suggested or any other suggestions would be great.
Thanks in advance.
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 Post subject: Re: Decking advice.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:36 am 
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Keep your weight on the balls of your feet and punch from the shoulder.


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 Post subject: Re: Decking advice.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:42 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
Keep your weight on the balls of your feet and punch from the shoulder.


:lol: :lol: I was expecting that. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Decking advice.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:28 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
Keep your weight on the balls of your feet and punch from the shoulder.

:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Decking advice.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:44 am 
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Well laid slabs better but more time and cost.
Concrete posts quicker, especially if you have diff levels


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 Post subject: Re: Decking advice.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:07 am 
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use slabs as bases for the posts easier to remove and cheap and quick to put down, concreting in posts or making pads is something I'd use for dwellings not decking.


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 Post subject: Re: Decking advice.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:05 pm 
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Make the frame out of 4x2 at least, best to use 6x2, with 400mm centres.

Posts should be 4x4 concreted into ground, one every 1/1.5m2 or so.

I'm a landscaper by trade...


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 Post subject: Re: Decking advice.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:08 am 
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Surely it depends on where it's going?
Soil, rock slopes, flat etc etc

Our garden is full of rocks/boulders and on a significant slope so it's all shuttered and concreted in adjustable foundation stones.


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Thanks for all the advice.


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