Decking Repair

A pine decking built in 1995  was in need of repairs…

Old pine decking needs repair

Old pine decking needs repair

Decking Repair

Old pine decking needs repairs ….or replacing

…and some of those places to be repaired  were  unseen  ie:  below deck.

In the end it was decided to remove all the old  pine ‘softwood’ deck and replace with a more durable ‘ hardwood’ deck in a wider board ie: Merbau.(140×19)

Pulling up the old deck revealed some undesirable building practices eg:  blocks of wood on the end of joists to carry the last piece of decking ,propped up by bricks.

Some joists not fixed adequately  to the bearers and bearers over spanned.

Decking repair

Blocks of wood on the end of joists to carry the last piece of decking

Decking repair

Old timber blocks  supporting  edge fascia deck boards

New merbau decking

New edge beam to support deck and fascia boards

Decking frame work

Decking Repair

 

New merbau decking

New merbau decking

Old pine decking

Old decking steps and handrails

New merbau decking steps and handrails

New merbau decking steps and handrails

Old pine decking

Old decking steps and handrails

New merbau decking steps and handrails

New merbau decking steps and handrails

Old decking steps and handrails

Old decking steps and handrails

Decking Steps and Handrails

New Decking Steps and Handrails

Old Decking Steps and Handrails

Old Decking Steps and Handrails

Decking Repair

New Decking Steps and Handrails

New Decking Steps and Handrails

Decking Repair

This was the last "piece" to be taken out on the job. We jokingly suggested it be left in as a hidden treasure, hidden under the smallest handrail and would be come a talking point if one talked or mentioned it at all.. Images of yee olde pubs and words like 'artisan' , rustic and authenticity came to mind....albeit briefly :-)

This was the last “piece” to be taken out on the job. We jokingly suggested it be left in as a hidden treasure, hidden under the smallest handrail and would become a talking point if one talked or mentioned it at all.. Images of yee olde pubs and collectables and words like artisan , rustic and authenticity came to mind….albeit briefly 🙂