at wickes we know that when you set out to improve your home what youre really doing is setting out to improve the lives of the people who live there, the people you love. putting up a new shelf, painting a bedroom, laying decking in the garden or building a tree house, whatever your project, these home improvements have the potential for a life-changing impact.
add one to your deck space, and instantly the area becomes accessible on cooler days and evenings, allowing you to toast marshmallows well into the night, as well as keeping you warm and cosy. plus, fire pits look pretty darn stylish too. protect the decking wood by placing the firepit on a large paving slab hearth.
wickes has everything to help you build a quality decking area in your garden. timber decking gives a traditional decking look, or give your garden a more modern look, with our composite decking, which comes in grey, black or brown. complete your garden decking project with our handrails and spindles, available in
if youre laying your deck over lawn, dig out to a depth of 50mm and cover the ground with wickes landscaping fabric. wall plate. if the decking is joining onto a house, the first thing youll need to do is attach a wall plate.
to use them, you usually have to rip a groove on both edges of each decking board. the fasteners attach to the joists with screws and hook into the grooves to hold the boards down.
the framework for a deck should be laid onto concrete foundations rather than directly onto the soil. you can lay down concrete for this but it's easier to use concrete paving slabs. if laying slabs, arrange them in a grid pattern with each slab positioned about 1400mm from the next. these will support the timber joists that hold the boards.
do it right if you are building a timber base frame, make sure that your timber is structurally treated. ensure you leave a 40mm gap beneath fascia boards to allow for proper ventilation. treat all cut ends of timber and drill holes with two coats of preservative. when drilling, its best to mark
if you are adding the lights to the top of a deck, make sure that they are positioned over the centre of a deck board and not directly over any joists. step 4 lay your light fittings out into the position you would like them to be in, keeping in mind that the lights cant be placed more than 1.2m apart.
how to build deck on un level wpc - sale composite decking 12 may 2013 example of how to install a floating deck onto an unlevel steps to build a ground-level deck at the seven trust timber decking wickes.
once youve decided on the size and design of your decking, youll need to work out how many deck boards youre going to need to complete your project. to do this, we offer two easy-to-follow solutions - a decking calculator table or a simple equation. you don't need to do both, just choose your preferred method.
step 2. if laying the deck over lawn, mark out the area then dig out to a depth of 50mm. cover the ground with landscaping fabric and add gravel. for soft ground, place paving stones on top of the gravel; this will support the joists and preserve the timber.
when laying your landscape fabric it's best to overlap the fabric to ensure it covers all of the area under your deck. steps your steps should be supported on solid and level ground.
start here if you're building a roof over a patio or deck. this article discusses strategies for building over an existing slab patio or over a deck, and offers links to articles about the specific tasks such as pouring the footings, raising posts, and so forth.
what you need to know. there must be a joists at the edge of every rectangular area of decking. there must be a joists every 40cm across each rectangular area to safely support the decking boards. raised decking plans will require down joists to support the upper frame.
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if you're laying your deck over lawn, dig out to a depth of 50mm and cover the ground with wickes landscaping fabric. wall plate if the decking is joining onto a house, the first thing youll
home improvement books and tv shows always recommend laying out deck footings with batter boards and string. but i gave that up years ago. its faster and easier to build a layout frame from deck boards or joists. and unlike string, a frame gives you a solid guide to mark footing holes and align post bases.
1. lay out the outer deck frame mark, cut and lay out the outer frame first using 80 x 80mm bearers. ensure the frame rests flat and is totally supported. if you find hollows under the frame or areas where it is held off the ground, adjust the ground level to prevent the deck being springy. as you work, treat every cut end with wickes decking preserver. 2.