How To Build Floating Deck Frames
Floating decks are decks that appear to float off the ground. They are not attached to any fixed structure and can be laid directly onto the ground or onto a bed of gravel. However, to prolong the life of the timber, it’s recommended that you place the floating deck frame atop some kind of support such as concrete blocks. For a solid and durable floating deck though, many people prefer a concrete slab for a proper foundation.
For safety reasons, a floating decking frame is usually no more than two feet off the ground, and at this height it means that railings are not deemed necessary. There are numerous advantages to choosing a floating frame for decks, specifically that a building permit is not usually required. Constructing a traditional deck which is attached to the house is generally seen as a modification, which may require planning permission from your local council. With a floating deck, you generally will not need permission as it stands independent from the main residence.
Construction of a Floating Decking Frame
The construction of a floating deck frame is relatively straightforward. A traditional deck will require a foundation with anchoring points, posts, and railings, while a floating deck only requires a level area of ground, a floating frame for decks and deck boards which are secured on top. A floating deck can really transform your outdoor area, as it’s a cost-effective way to provide a finished entertainment area with a table and chairs, modular artificial turf or a nice sunbathing spot.
Floating decks also allow you to zone your outdoor space into sitting areas and sections for plants. Some people choose to include seating areas which are fixed onto the deck frame, which are especially good for small gardens where space is at a premium.
Floating Deck Frame – For Effortlessly Stylish Decks
Although many DIY websites claim you can put together your own floating deck in a matter of hours, to create a deck which will bring you pleasure for years to come, you should call in the experts. As well as providing a custom-sized floating deck frame, we can also do the installation and fitting for you. The key advantage to this is that we take the guesswork out of the construction.
You will be sure to get a deck worthy of envy from your friends and neighbors, and more importantly one which is safely constructed with the best environmentally friendly materials. We understand that not everyone is keen on doing DIY or has the necessary skills to do it well. We are experts in providing state-of-the-art decking for commercial as well as domestic use. Take a look at our project gallery to see work that we have completed. We can provide design work and advice if you would like to build your own deck, and we are just as happy to take the project from start to finish ourselves.
When you buy a floating decking frame from us, you are buying from a 100% Australian company. get in touch today for a no-obligation quote from the decking experts.