When we sit and enjoy the social garden activities an attractive new deck offers, we are typically unaware of the decking sub-structure if it is doing its job properly.

 

Getting your decking secure and level is often dependent on the time and care taken to prepare the ground and frame to give the decking a firm and long lasting footing. Take a look at the adjacent photos to see what I mean. The decking substructure is invisible of course once it's covered in planks but mistakes made at this fundamental stage of the project can be time consuming and expensive to rectify later.  Further, an insecure footing could put the user at risk of injury should something come adrift, particularly true of overhead structures like pergolas. 

 

I build decking and pergolas for my clients with the same care and attention to detail as I build my own.  I take a pride in making your garden makeover very special.

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Decking frame - D&P Ltd

Decking frame - D&P Ltd

Featuring hardcore base, diagonal leg bracing, leg pads and perimeter fixing. Each module in this example had to be constructed in-situ because the site tapers and is considerably narrower at the end nearest the camera.

supporting a balustrade - D&P Ltd

supporting a balustrade - D&P Ltd

Shape-former D&P Ltd

Shape-former D&P Ltd

This deck features a sweeping curve in one of the corners between three modules. To ensure a firm 'no wobble' fixing, the marine ply and block infill addition to the joist provides a firm anchor for the decorative skin.

Decking Frame Construction - D&P Ltd

Decking Frame Construction - D&P Ltd

Featuring concreted posts, access to services inspection cover and weed suppressing membrane.

Decking Frame Construction -D&P Ltd

Decking Frame Construction -D&P Ltd

Featuring hardcore base, diagonal leg bracing, leg pads and perimeter fixing. Each module in this example had to be constructed in-situ because the site tapers and is considerably wider at the end nearest the camera.

Decking Frame Construction - D&P ltd

Decking Frame Construction - D&P ltd

Featuring concreted posts and adjustment for the fence-line. This deck linked two pedestrian doorways each at a different level, highlighting the need for an accurate survey.

Decking Frame Construction - D&P Ltd

Decking Frame Construction - D&P Ltd

Featuring hardcore base, diagonal leg bracing, leg pads and perimeter fixing. Each module in this example had to be constructed in-situ because the site tapers and is considerably wider at the end nearest the camera.

modular decking frame -D&P Ltd

modular decking frame -D&P Ltd

page 3 - decking sub-structure

 A firm footing...