Decking in Knox

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We complete all kinds of Deck builders Knox from large to small.Carports as well.

At Deckon Builders we build in your areas ,so call us now for the best quoting service in town. 0397203328.

Contact Deckon Builders now  for a free, no obligation quote either by phone,
0448785558, or via the contact form below.

 

 

Deckings built in Heathmont.

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 CHOOSING TIMBER:  Decking Timber needs to rate highly on exterior durability, bridging strength and hardness. Decking can be purchased in several different profiles and sizes.
DURABILITY: Class 1 timbers are very durable: expected life heartwood above ground 50 years. Class 2 timbers are durable: expected life of heartwood above ground 30 years. Class 3 and 4 timbers have less durability and are not recommended for decking. Treated pine is very durable. Decking is classified as a grade 3 hazard, and correctly treated pine for this application will be treated to H3 according to the Australian Standard AS1604; expected life above ground 15-25 years. Life expectancy is dependent on the level of moisture content of less than 20% will last longer than indicated, whilst ‘wet’ decks with a typical moisture content of greater than 20% will have shortened service lives. The main enemy of timber decks is fungi (decay). Fungi will only attack and consume timber with a moisture content that is consistently high.

BRIDGING STRENGTH: Timbers vary in strength and stiffness and are classified into eight Strength Groups. The stronger the timber the wider the permitted centre –to centre joist spacing.

HARDNESS: This is a measure of resistance to indentation and, for decks, resistance to wear. The Janka scale measures hardness. For decks, harder is better.


PROFILES AND SIZES :Reeded or smooth. Install reeded side down so as to provide ventilation over joist and extended deck life. Sizes 70 x 19, 70 x 22, 70 x 35, 90 x 19, 90 x 22 and 90×35, 140 x 19 ,140×22,140×35.

 

 

Decking project built in Ringwood North around an in-ground pool on a step block.

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Decking in Ringwood North -Glass Rails.

This decking came together very well and is a complement to the house to say the least.It was completed with Merbu decking 140 mm wide.

All constructed on a treated pine sub floor with only 2 steel posts holding the 30 sqm decking up. Due to my skill as an engineering genius , we were able to complete this project with strength and ease.The owners were really happy with the project also.See the pics below for more details.Call now for a free Quote on 0397203328 for all your building requirements.

Bazoo Bar Croydon.

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This project has just been completed and is ready for the canvas cover . The beams are all made from 10 mm laminated timber 360 mm x 80 mm curved beams and covered in a Quetek sealer to protect it from the weather conditions. The steel construction is all raw based look and is coated in a clear coat spray paint to protect it from rust. The project will be completed towards the end of the year.All beams were lifted into place with a 7 tonne Slew crane, with a 22 mtr boom on it. The whole project is bolted down to 1 mtr x 1 mtr x 1 mtr mass concrete blocks .

 

 

 

 

Decks in Knox

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Decking in Rowville.

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This Decking has just been completed in 140mm Merbu ,over existing old concrete pavers.

Angela was very happy with the finished product as has made her life so much easier to walk around without tripping over.

If you like this kind of product , please feel free to call us on 97203328 to obtain a free quotation.

 

Decking sizes

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Many first time deck designers make the mistake of creating deck designs that are too large to fit the scale of their house and exceed their budget.  Most professional deck builders use a few rules to help scale the deck to accurately fit the house.

1)  A deck shouldn’t be built larger than 20% the square footage of the house it is attached to. 

2)  No single section of the deck should be larger than the largest room in the house.

Using these rules, get yourself a notebook of ¼” graph paper and a ruler and start sketching out your ideas. Consider designing a multilevel deck with a few separate areas to break up a large boring rectangle.  Try to let deck areas flow together in a natural and simple way.

Sometimes it is difficult to look at a deck plan on paper and understand exactly how it will look and feel in real space. You may need to layout the design at the location to be able to get comfortable with its shape and proportion. Use a tape measurer and a garden hose or some spray paint to layout the design’s outline or footprint. Does it feel larger or smaller than you anticipated? You may want to arrange some furniture within the outline to help you visualize how the space will be used. Will you have enough space to move around the deck freely or will it be too cramped? You may need to make some changes to the plan in order to adjust to your findings.

 

Decking in Ringwood.

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Choosing the right type of decking for your design is a very important decision.  Some people prefer the look and feel of real wood like cedar, redwood or exotic hardwoods over man made materials.  Other people are fans of low maintenance materials that offer a variety of colors and textures. Composite materials such as modwood, and , PVC decking such as trex, , and Aluminum deck flooring such as lock dry each offer their own advantages.  Researching decking is the key to making the right decision for you and your lifestyle.

 

 

 

Decking in Bayswater

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Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge (Cladium mariscus), rushes, or heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates. Thatch is still employed by builders in developing countries, usually with low-cost, local vegetation. By contrast in some developed countries it is now the choice of affluent people who desire a rustic look for their home, would like a more ecologically friendly roof, or who have purchased an originally thatched abode.

Thatching methods have traditionally been passed down from generation to generation, and numerous descriptions of the materials and methods used in Europe over the past three centuries survive in archives and early publications.

In some equatorial countries, thatch is the prevalent local material for roofs, and often walls. There are diverse building techniques from the ancient Hawaiian hale shelter made from the local ti leaves (Cordyline fruticosa), lauhala (Pandanus tectorius) [1] or pili grass (Heteropogon contortus).


Palm leaves are also often used. For example, in Na Bure Fiji, thatchers combine fan palm leave roofs with layered reed walls. Feathered palm leaf roofs are used in Dominica.[2] Alang-alang (Imperata cylindrica) thatched roofs are used in Hawaii and Bali. Sugar cane leaf roofs are used in Kikuyu tribal homes in Kenya.[3][4]

Thatched farmhouse in Stade.

Wild vegetation such as water reed (Phragmites australis), bulrush/cat tail (Typha spp.), broom (Cytisus scoparius), heather (Calluna vulgaris), and rushes (Juncus spp. and Schoenoplectus lacustris) was probably used to cover shelters and primitive dwellings in Europe in the late Palaeolithic period, but so far no direct archaeological evidence for this has been recovered. People probably began to use straw in the Neolithic period when they first grew cereals—but once again, no direct archaeological evidence of straw for thatching in Europe prior to the early medieval period survives.[5][page needed]

Many indigenous peoples, such as the Maya, the Inka, and the Triple Alliance (Aztec), lived in thatched buildings. After the collapse of most extant American societies due to diseases introduced from Europe, the first Americans encountered by Europeans lived in structures roofed with bark or skin set in panels that could be added or removed for ventilation, heating, and cooling. Evidence of the many complex buildings with fiber-based roofing material was not rediscovered until the early 2000s. French and British settlers built temporary thatched dwellings with local vegetation as soon as they arrived in New France and New England, but covered more permanent homes with wooden shingles.

In most of Europe, thatch remained the only roofing material available to the bulk of the population in the countryside, in many towns and villages, until the late 1800s.[6] Commercial production of Welsh slate began in 1820, and the mobility provided by canals and then railways made other materials readily available. Still, the number of thatched properties actually increased in the UK during the mid-1800s as agriculture expanded, but then declined again at the end of the 19th century because of agricultural recession and rural depopulation. Gradually, thatch became a mark of poverty, and the number of thatched properties gradually declined, as did the number of professional thatchers. Thatch has become much more popular in the UK over the past 30 years, and is now a symbol of wealth rather than poverty. There are approximately 1,000 full-time thatchers at work in the UK, and thatching is becoming popular again because of the renewed interest in preserving historic buildings and using more sustainable building materials.

If you are keen for this kind of work , Contact Deckon Builders on 0397203328 and we will endeavour to help your needs.

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