Help - Decking step

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Help - Decking step

Post by naddy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:22 pm

Needs some help please guys. Trying to sort some decking for outside my shed.

I've built the frame but there is a massive step to the ground, so I need to put a step or steps.

I was going to build a step frame out of 2x6 and attach to the main frame but there will be a gap if over 10cm to the floor on one side. Ground slopes up, left to right

Need some advice please.

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Re: Help - Decking step

Post by ayjay » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:32 pm

Not sure what you mean by a step frame, but if you make two strings and fit battens under where the treads will be for a good fix, you just need to shorten/lengthen the strings to fit.

I'd aim for the rise to be correct at the centre of the tread (unless you anticipate always turning left or right at the bottom) and think about excavating a bit at the bottom to level it up a bit anyway.
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Re: Help - Decking step

Post by naddy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:58 pm

By step frame I was just going to build a 2x6 rectangle the size of the doors and have it stick out a bit and as a step.

Like this

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Do you mean these when you say string?

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Re: Help - Decking step

Post by ayjay » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:33 pm

Yes that's a "string".

I'd not realised that your step was going to be so wide.

Working with the pic above, I think you have to choose between using another small frame with a 100mm rise underneath the appropriate end of the two frames or digging out the base so that it's level.

With that width I'd make the rises fit to the lower end and have a smaller rise at the end where the ground is high, (rather than an oversize rise at the low end).
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Re: Help - Decking step

Post by naddy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:49 pm

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