Qwickbuild Enables Specification of Compliant Decking Over Membrane
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.
Broad guidelines in 3604 E2/AS1 cover some of the basic points, however it’s most important you have an understanding of thetypical deck over waterproof membrane issuesand that you can confidently specify a solution that addresses these.
A membrane decking surface needs the following attributes in order to significantly reduce the risk of potential headaches:
▪ sufficient airflow underneath the tiles or decking boards
▪ on demand access to gutters and downpipes for removal or debris
▪ stable, durable low height dimensionally stable structural materials that are unaffected by moisture
▪ the ability for the decking boards or tile surface to be uplifted and reinstated without damage or costly re-installation when inspection of the membrane is required
▪ a lightweight solution that requires no re-engineering to carry potential heavy materials such as structural tiles.
Qwickbuild by Outdure fulfills these requirements, providing quality moisture resistant materials and speedy project completion, plus the assurance your deck will stay straight and level.
Find out more information about decking over membrane here.
Winter may well and truly be here, but it’s the perfect time to start thinking of upgrading your outdoor decking area to a space ideal for entertaining all year round. With some clever design elements and low-maintenance materials.
While creating an outdoor deck isn’t as daunting a prospect as renovating an entire home, it’s still a big task, even for seasoned builders. Provided you’ve got easy-to-install materials, it’s possible to get an outdoor entertaining area done in a weekend.
When it comes to outdoor decking projects, Shelley Craft is no stranger to what is involved. With a long history of hosting some of Australia’s most popular DIY Television shows, from The Great Outdoors to Domestic Blitz and more recently The Block, Shelley knew what she was in for when it came to building her house and ensuring it achieved a great outdoor space that all Australian’s love!