Wooden Decks

By: Carpenters Corporation Pty (Ltd)  11-07-2012
Keywords: wooden decks, timber decking, Deck Construction

A wooden deck is an investment which should enhance your property and lifestyle but must be functional and well constructed. We have seen too many decks under designed and sagging, making the purchaser’s investment a liability. All our decks are built to stringent NBSA regulations and all elevated decks are endorsed by a structural engineer. The structure (underside) of the deck can be hardwood or Tanalized@ SA Pine. The choice is one of costs, visibility and aesthetics. The support posts can range from simple turned Tanapoles to double timber to brick & plaster to ornate precast pillars.
The wide range of timbers available to the market allows you to create exactly the colour, feel and atmosphere you wish to achieve. Master Decks has access to materials ranging from the exotics to the sustainable, form polymer to timber fibre & polymer composites.


Before you start drafting your deck plans, you should already have finalized your design. If you haven't, go to the design tips section to learn more.

Get  some graph paper (preferably with 1/4" squares), a T square or ruler, an eraser and a pencil and a good working space like a drafting table. There are three views you should draw - Plan View, Elevation View and Details View.

Plan View shows the wood deck from a top down view. An Elevation View shows the deck in relation to the side of the house and the slope of the land. Once you show the elevation, you may decide to create different levels so your deck is less visible to neighbors.

Details View shows details of any area of the deck that a more complex or that can't be shown from the other two views.

Railings, stairs, ledger boards attachments and even joist framing typically require detailed views in deck plans. Your wood deck plans will be far more useful to you if you take the time to think about these details now rather than on the site when you are building your deck.

Joist spacings will usually be 16" o.c (on center) but can vary depending on the deck material and length of the joists between beams. Be sure to look at the 

Beams must be indicated on your plan as well as the position of the posts that support the beam. The and the  can assist you in determing the details for your deck. And decking material you choose will have maximum spans so check the  too.

A typical wood deck plan should have about 5 or 6 unique sections to it

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