Wood or timber “decking” can be used in a number of ways: as part of garden landscaping, to extend living areas of houses, and as an alternative to stone based features such as patios.
Decks are made from treated lumber, composite lumber, composite material, Aluminum, Western red cedar, teak, mahogany, and other hardwoods and recycled planks made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polystyrene (PS) and PET plastic as well as mixed plastics and wood fiber (often called “composite” lumber).
Artificial decking products are often called “wood-plastic composites”. These days, WPC’s have more widely known by different brands like Trex, Azek, Ecornboard etc.
Layout and Footing
Measuring and Marking
Setting & Cutting
Installing beams & joists
Staining & Finishing
Check building codes and permits required!
Establish a budget – DIY or Contractor?
Choose your decking materials – Wood, Composites
Have the essential tools
Plan - Measure - Level! Get these 3 right and everything after is simple and straightforward.PRO-TIPS FROM ARCRO CONSTRUCTION
Its very subjective but if your planned deck is near over hanging trees or heavily shaded then go with a composite such as TrexPRO TIP - SOLAS CARPENTRY
Make a simple jig with some off-cuts for spacing the balustersPRO TIP - YONKERS WOOD INC