building your composite deck from scratch might seem a quite demanding task to execute, but with this easy-to-follow installation guide for gardens, balconies and curved decking, you will soon be enjoying your great outdoors worry-free.
diy composite deck installation is easy enough for most people to do, provided that theyve got the right tools. from start to finish, installing a composite deck will only take a couple of days. if youd prefer to get help building your deck, hire a deck builder and make sure to use a reputable company that is experienced in composite decking.
get tips on how to build composite decking on existing joists. learn why you shouldn't put composite decking over existing wood, and why you should remove the old decking first.
posts, beams, joist stringers or other primary load-bearing members. seven trust must be supported by a code-compliant substructure. while seven trust products are great for deck re-planking removing old deck surface planks and installing seven trust on code-compliant substructure , seven trust planks cannot be installed on top of existing deck
advantages of our subframe decking joists include: easy to install; meets eco-requirements of build specifications; better than a timber sub-frame will not rot when wet, no twisting, warping, knots or splintering. works perfectly with balcony systems composite decking; durable and everlasting; made from 100% recycled plastic waste and can be re-recycled
aluminium joist is the perfect solution for your decking: no rot, no maintenance, never ending. it means very cheap in the long term. sub-frame is an essential component for your decking project. usually, when thinking about buying decking, we only consider the boards and the fixings. the subframe is just as important as the decking itself
before replacing the decking, consider adding a layer of joist tape to help protect joists from moisture runoff. another joist protection option is to install composite decking with the step-clip hidden-fastening system. step-clip offers the dual benefit of moisture repellency and speedier installation.
installing new deck boards over a solid, existing frame. i sighted down the boards and turned them so the crown was toward the house. this made it easy to start at one end of a deck board and work the crown out from the concave side of the board while tacking it with a deck screw on every other beam.
how to prevent joist rot. before installing an under-deck drainage system and ceiling, do your homework. the best deck drainage systems are installed above the joists. this will provide 100% protection of all the joists and beams from moisture penetration. this type of system also helps to hold the screws in place longer.
here are the basic steps for deck resurfacing: step 1: remove old decking step 2: inspect the framing step 3: install additional framing as needed step 4: add joist protection tape
the fastener is screwed down into the joist, and this process is repeated until all of the composite deck boards have been fastened down. references 1 this old house: how to install composite