The photos of this seemingly simple deck show the construction nearing completion. Melbourne Deck Builders, TIMBER DECKING NOW still to complete the handrails with SS WIRE inserts, some trim on the verandah INFILLS and row of plinth railing on the bottom edge of the setting area.
The SECRET to this deck was hidden from the eye. It what is underneath that made this project so unusual.
Below this deck was formerly a 2.8M high concrete retaining wall, which separated the house some 4 metres away like an open concrete bunker. There was a room at the lower level with a sliding door exiting into this concrete pit, with one end open to the side path of the property.
The owners wanted to build the deck over the open pit and then add a Timber Verandah over the deck.
The only way to attack this project was to build the deck first and thereby create a safe working platform to construct the Verandah!
This turned out to be the easy part. It was relatively simple to dynabolt a 290 x 45mm H3 F7 treated pine ledger to the three walls and then instal a series of 240 x 45mm joists, supported by a double 240 x 45mm central bearer with a centre and end post fixed onto the thick concrete base with 100 x 100 bolt-on's.
The verandah ledger had to be fixed above the existing windows which were taller than standard. The owner was concerned about the height allowing allowing wind blown rain to penetrate well into the deck area, so TIMBER DECKING NOW fixed the potential problem with a large infill to reduce the clearance and thereby offer protection from the wind, rain and hot Summer sun.
Although the photos do not show the completed project. The addition of the timber trimming to the verandah infill, the completed handrails with SS wire inserts and finally the paint job, produced a dramatic result.
Lastly, the owners created a "fern garden" and very private retreat for the recreation room which formerly offered nothing more than a concrete box wasteland under the new deck.
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