Saturday, 14 July 2012

All Decked Out

Yay, the back deck is finally finished.  It was a major job for Ben which took a few months to finish, especially since he was only working on it over the weekends.
It's a huge deck, almost 8m x 8m.  He used steel posts and joists as he finds it so much easier to work with metal instead of wood.  For the actual decking we decided to use Ekodeck, which is composite wood made of bamboo and recycled plastic.  It doesn't need staining or decking oils at all.  The price was the same as Ironbark anyway.

Camellias planted against the fence

Ben also used the 'Camo' secret nailing system, which screws the decking in from the sides of each panel.  This basically means you that you don't see the screws on the top of each panel.  Looks much better.