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How to build a timber deck

BIM_Engineer
Valued Contributor

How to build a timber deck

A few members have asked specific questions about Timber Decks

I hope these additional resources and tools provide useful information in your endeavour

I can provide the following

  • A 3D Model that you can edit/modify as you wish in Sketchup (Free software)
  • A PDF of attached image with hyperlinks to the Bunnings price list and to other useful online resources to help you Design, Engineer & Construct (DEC) you project
  • Google sheets, for quantifying & pricing the timber deck
  • Project planning Apps & Tools

Please post back or leave a PM if you require more specific project tools

 

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Others (To follow) In the Timber Deck Series 

DIY Sceening your Deck

DIY Roofing & Ceiling Your Deck

DIY  Indoor/Outdoor Living (Partial Enclosures)

Please let me know if there is anything else you may want added

Happy 2018

Cheers

Chris

 

Manomic
Newbie

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Hi
Can you please help with concept designs, engineering and approximate costs for enclosing my rear porch which is similar to your design above?
Mick

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Hi Mick (@Manomic)

 

Welcome to Workshop. It's great to have you join us. I trust you will receive lots of helpful advice and inspiration for this project and many others in future from our community members. 

 

I am aware that @BIM_Engineer is on holidays at the moment so might be a little slow to respond. In the meantime, you might like to provide more information in order for him to assist you more comprehensively. 

 

I would start with dimensions of your porch and a few photos. Please let me know if you need a hand uploading some images. 

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason 

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muzzd
New Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

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I would love to get some design ideas & costs for diy enclosing my patio,
there's no immediate rush
Thank you

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

@muzzd,

 

Welcome to Workshop. Great to have you join us. This looks like a fantastic project. I trust that @BIM_Engineer will be able to assist once he is back from holidays. In the meantime, other members might also be able to suggest some ideas for you. I know Workshop member @kel has done something similar. 

 

You might also like to tell us a little more about your own ideas and requirements. How do you want to use the space? 

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

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muzzd
New Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Hi Jason
I intend on extending the family room (photo LHS) with glass as it's north oriented, and do the adjacent patio enclosure in stages as DIY,
.keen to see what alternatives the Bim_Engineer has to offer, thank you
Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Some bifold or French doors at the end of your new room would work really well @muzzd, leading out to the deck and garden.

 

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muzzd
New Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Thank you, I have a quote for Bi folds Doors they were $2000 to $2500 per door leaf
unfortunately we have a tight budget and are keen to save money where we can, just looking for ideas, details and costs at this early stage as we have moved past collecting internet photos
I have sent Bim Engineer a Message requesting more specific information

BIM_Engineer
Valued Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

@JasonWhat I intended to put up before I went on holidays has now changed a little due to requests unfortunately these will now require more resources and time to complete.

I will  include Design details for DIY Bi-Fold louvre Doors
OT Please understand the content i put up is free to Battlers & Punters and as much as I like helping communities on the internet, everything has to be prioritised
Cheers

marc_s
New Contributor

Re: DIY Timber Deck Series

Hi Chris,

 

Hoping you can help with a deck design.

 

I'm working from The Australian Decks and Pergolas Construction Manual sold in bunnings, but for the life of me can't make sense of the span tables. Or at least the design I'm coming up with doesn't seem right.

 

The deck is planned to be 3300 x 4100, Bearers running along the length, joists mounted ontop. The deck is only 500mm of the ground, and doesn't require a DA.

 

Bearers - 2/90x45 MGP10

Joists - 90 x 45 MGP10

Posts - DINGO 100 x 100 x 900m 6mm Reinforced Concrete Stump (as per the bunnings DIY video series.

 

The span tables seem to suggest a joist every approx. 1000mm, but every picture I see of a deck seems to have joists at 450mm.

 

Have attached the drawings fyi (and can provide the span tables in the back if it makes any difference! Any assistance from anyone would be greatly appreciated!!!

 

Note: the width of the deck has extended some I’ve drawn this. It’s now going to be 3300 wide. 

 

Cheers,

 

Marc

 

Bearers_diagram

 

Joists_diagram

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