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Deck over brick patio

Reaching out to network. I have a brick patio 7000L x 4500mm W
Looking to install a deck over the top. Has anyone rendered a brick patio? Or would my option be better to pull out everything and install deck with footings concreted. Probably the most costly exercise. Can I get away with just rendering the bricks and laying a raised Steel subframe then install deck.  

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Re: deck over brick patio

Welcome to the Workshop community @deanclarke12. Many thanks for your question, I'd be happy to assist.

 

Would a compromise between the two be removing enough bricks to dig and install a footer in specific locations? I'm not sure there is a need to remove all of them to do so. Do you have any specific concerns with installing the deck directly onto the brick? Has there already been a subsidence of them? You could use pavers to spread the weight over several bricks, in each location, if you are concerned about individual bricks bearing weight.

 

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Re: deck over brick patio

Hi Mitchell that’s actually a good idea. I will look into that. I’m not concerned about weight. Ideally I’d like to just render over the brick with concrete and then have a steel sub frame with small spacers to keep the frame off the ground. 
looking for the most cost effective way to install.  I welcome any more suggestions or experience.

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Re: deck over brick patio

@deanclarke12,

 

Is there any particular reason why you need to render over the brick? Is it because you'll see it on the sides of the deck?

 

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For water in the future that would wash away sand foundation. 

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