No one living in Victoria will ever forget the tragedy of "Black Saturday". In the days leading up to this tragic event, the daily temperatures soured over 40 degrees. In was in these conditions that TIMBER DECKING NOW fulfilled a desperate clients need to "repair & alter" a rear ELEVATED DECK up in the Dandenong Ranges. It seems that the client was "desperate" on the grounds that he "could not get anyone to go to his home and quote the job!"
Upon arrival and inspection, the clients "desperation" was soon justified. Portions of the supporting bearers were rotted out! This fact was due to the damp conditions, lack of sunlight and heavy shade, plus the timber used in the original construction (OB hardwood) had no protective finishes or weatherproof capping installed.
The entire deck was to be "re skinned" and repaired, along with a small "bay" extension towards one end. The owner also specified a small gable roof over the extension to protect a sliding door access point from the living area.
Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now, chose to commence work on this project at "sunrise" (with the owners consent.) The heat of the day and the decks orientation to the East meant that the construction team were exposed the full impact of the Sun, when it climbed over the trees to the rear of the property. By 11.30 am the temperature has risen past 35C!
Work was ceased in the following hour on a day to day basis until the project was completed on the Friday, one day before the tragic events on Saturday!
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