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Treated pine sleepers for deck frame?

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Treated pine sleepers for deck frame?

Hi there

Just thinking about using treated pine sleepers for a floating deck frame. Can I have some expert advice?

I have extra lengths of 200x 75 X 3.0m sleepers

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Re: Treated pine sleepers for deck frame?

Hi @bobyjose,

 

Welcome to Workshop. Sorry that you haven't yet received a response to your first post. Let me tag some of our most active community members who might be able to assist you with some advice, such as @Adam_W@gippslandhome@Brad and @Tara86.    

 

Thanks for joining in the discussion, we are looking forward to seeing how your decking project progresses.

 

Jason

 

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Re: Treated pine sleepers for deck frame?

Hi @bobyjose I am sorry I haven't replied to your post yet.

 

Could I please have a little bit more explanation.

 

When you refer to a floated treated pine sleeper deck are you just laying the sleepers straight on the ground.

 

What methods were you planning on using?

 

This will assist the community members to give you the right advice.

 

Thank you @Jason for tagging us in

 

Kind regards Rob 👍

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Re: Treated pine sleepers for deck frame?

At the moment I am thinking of laying sleepers on the floor as there isn't enough clearance between the door step and decking boards or I will have to remove bit of dirt - it will affect the drainage if I do so. 

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Re: Treated pine sleepers for deck frame?

Hi @bobyjose 

 

Is it possible to get a couple of pictures of the area you are talking about.

 

Just something to keep in mind with treated pine in general including sleepers is that in time they will shrink and warp in size.

Although they are a great option for longetivety, they will shrink quite a bit.

 

If you are able to share some pictures and a bit more detail that would be great.

 

Kind regards Rob 👍

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