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Aug 9, 2012 12:44:00 AM
Extending your outdoor living space with a deck can be an exciting venture. Unfortunately, with the excitement comes some complicated decisions that must be made before you begin. Questions like these need answers:
should your deck be a DIY project or should you hire a professional?
what is the budget for your deck project?
what are the dimensions of your proposed deck frame design?
what deck and frame material should you use?
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Aug 9, 2012 12:27:00 AM
Many homeowners opt for hardwood timber decking boards when they are making plans for a new deck for their home. However, there are many options for creating a beautiful deck for your home, including plastic decking, which is quickly coming to the forefront as the best choice among homeowners and builders alike.
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Jul 26, 2012 12:57:00 AM
With over 30,000 tradesmen required for the Christchurch rebuild, what does this mean to you as an architect, engineer, drafty or builder? Budget blow outs and time delays?
Is the knowledge of a monumental labour shortage influencing how you specify products and systems for your projects in Christchurch?
Our guess is the imbalance of supply and demand will force tradesmen's hourly rates to increase and make it hard to get the skilled tradesmen you need to achieve a quality finish, without further delays in project timelines.So, how can you minimize the impact to you and your clients projects budget, timeframes?
Jun 8, 2012 3:00:00 PM
Wow doesn't a wide board decking board look great. More and more architects, builders and homeowners are opting for wideboard decking boards over their narrow 90mm cousins.
So it is ok to do a straight swap from a 90mm to 140mm hardwood timber decking board? Before you race out and order your decking timber:
May 30, 2012 1:16:00 AM
E2/AS1 – External Moisture is the acceptable solution that covers external membranes for certain buildings. However, details provided in the code are very basic and lack information on key elements to ensure the membrane and the decking surface perform as they should.
From a real world experience, there are typical mistakes apparent in nearly all deck over membrane issues. The issues have generally arisen from improvised design solutions by specifiers and builders.
May 28, 2012 1:39:00 AM
A lack of specific details in the building code for specifying decking or tiles on deck jacks over membrane leaves you in a position of potential risk and liability.
Surprisingly, even after all these years of discussion and legal finger pointing regarding membrane decks, there are still a number of issues that are not specifically addressed in the building code. Ultimately, this means that your design solution has to be more rock solid than ever and not an improvised design solution created by you or the builder based on interpretations of 3604 E2/AS1.
May 24, 2012 1:40:00 PM
Its a simple concept. Use better quality materials and slash the labour content
Traditionally, deck frame construction has been an archaic process, builders spending days on site, dependent on weather, assembling an assortment of different length materials, often heavy, wet, chemically treated timbers, massive wastage and using all different types of fasteners to put it together.
The traditional way to build deck sub-frames is as much to restrain the movement in the materials, as it is to do its job as a deck frame. This is due to the fact the timber absorbs so much moisture, and then its very hard to stop from moving and keeping straight and true when it drys out. OUTDURE® has made a significant breakthrough, replacing traditional materials with a small selection of multi use, moisture resistant components creating a completely flexible, cost competitive deck frame system called QWICKBUILD®.
Apr 25, 2012 1:48:00 AM
- a lightweight decking subframe could be supplied as components, kitset or pre manufactured to size and delivered to site just like aluminum joinery?
- a deck frame was light enough for 2-4 people to lift off a truck and position into place?
- decking boards could to be installed using no screws or nails?
- A 25m2 deck installation including sub frame and decking board could be completed within 5 hours?
Nov 1, 2011 4:14:00 PM
The world's first screw and nail free, timber alternative, pre made kit set deck subframe system.
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