The owner of this elevated deck and verandah had a real problem! A building surveyor had completed an inspection which resulted in the entire structure being deemed unsafe.
The home was a rental under lease to a reliable tenant, who used the deck to gain access to the front door via a set of timber steps. The structure was over 28 years old when Timber Decking Now (Melbourne Deck Builders) were asked to quote a fixed price for its replacement.
To add a twist to the negotiations, the properties owner was living in London UK! Therefore, after initially dealing with the owners agent in Melbourne, we were put in direct touch with the owner in London. The lady owner trusted our judgement and soon placed an order with Timber Decking Now for the decks replacement.
Timber Decking Now (Melbourne Deck Builders) organised plans, permits, demolition bins and demolition / construction crew. We were in direct contact with the tenant and organised ourselves around her requirements.
Special consideration had to factored in due to the decks clearance height. At 3.2M, lateral bracing, in addition to the diagonal bracing was specified to account for possible splaying of the 125mm cypress pine posts. The specified decking was 90mm treated pine to be sealed with an appropriate decking finish. The original handrails were to be duplicated, however, this requirement under current regulations meant they would not comply in part.
The inside face of certain sections were lined with a tight mesh to deter children climbing over the rails. From beginning to end the entire process took about three weeks. The end result was a stronger, better constructed and ascetically pleasing structure that if maintained properly would be good for another 30+ years.
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With 14 years experience in the Deck Building trade (in Melbourne), DEC/AID can help make your Outdoor Decking dreams a reality. Contact Us for a no obligation, free on-site quote.
Ph Matt on 0418 584 291.