DIY Forum

 

Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Fri May 24, 2019 8:18 pm


Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:37 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:44 pm
Posts: 131
Location: West Yorkshire
Has thanked: 69 times
Been thanked: 2 times
Hi All
I am planning on building a decking (approx 3x4M) in the back yard accessed from patio doors. Currently I have an ad hoc step to get down into the garden(no steps there when I bought the house) so plan to step down onto the patio. I was thinking I could build it over what is already there (flags,grass) I will add a picture of the area(currently too big to load)

I have not built one before has anyone got any handy hints/tips before I start ?

If I use wooden boards do they become slippy after a while(I have never had a wooden decking) ?


Attachments:
File comment: View of area for decking
EEAD1D7D-699B-47E5-A334-33EB93B0C143.jpeg
EEAD1D7D-699B-47E5-A334-33EB93B0C143.jpeg [ 44.27 KiB | Viewed 406 times ]

_________________
Power to the little people


Last edited by ahll on Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Delicious
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:58 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Posts: 8775
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 659 times
Been thanked: 1875 times
Yes, don't do it, decks are a pain. They require continual maintenance and they are a slip hazard when wet. A few years down the line you have a massive bonfire to get rid of them. Far better to bite the bullet and get the patio levels sorted and slabbed professionally.

DWD

_________________
Painting with BIN



For this message the author dewaltdisney has received gratitude : ahll
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:16 am 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:51 pm
Posts: 8272
Has thanked: 416 times
Been thanked: 1565 times
ahll wrote:
I was thinking I could build it over what is already there (flags,grass) I will add a picture of the area(currently too big to load)


That will probably raise it to being too close to the dpc in the house wall, it needs to be 150mm below that.

_________________
One day it will all be firewood.



For this message the author ayjay has received gratitude : ahll
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:51 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:44 pm
Posts: 131
Location: West Yorkshire
Has thanked: 69 times
Been thanked: 2 times
dewaltdisney wrote:
Yes, don't do it, decks are a pain. They require continual maintenance and they are a slip hazard when wet. A few years down the line you have a massive bonfire to get rid of them. Far better to bite the bullet and get the patio levels sorted and slabbed professionally.

DWD

_________________
Power to the little people


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:28 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:49 pm
Posts: 24480
Location: hants/dorset border
Has thanked: 1561 times
Been thanked: 3914 times
Disagree with DWD, Maintenance on my deck at a previous property consisted of cleaning every spring, re-staining every 3/4 years or so.

Agree with Ayjay about the height issue though.

_________________
Verwood Handyman

Verwood Handyman


___________________________________________________________________

If you feel you have benefited from the Free advice given on the Forum, Please consider making a donation to UHM's Nominated charity, read all about it and donate here :

http://www.donnasdreamhouse.co.uk/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

 

 




Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO