Decking

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    Decking
    Decking fame was built using treated !00mm x50m timber and stainless steel large headed screws. Under the frame I cast four concrete beams.
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    Decking
    The tree an Acer palmatum ‘Senkaki’(Coral Bark Maple) was designed into the decking and planted before the footings were cast.
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    Decking
    The rafters have been set at 300mm centres to give adequate support because the decking was laid at an angle. Laying the decking at 90 degrees would have only needed rafters to be at 400mm centres.
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    Decking
    One month earlier this garden was just a big pile of muddy dirt. Planting now well under way.
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    Decking
    Boards mostly down. Just a few more hundred stainless steel screws to go…every hole first had a pilot hole. Then counter sunk…ALL 1200 OF THEM!
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    Decking
    Looking like a deck now!
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    Decking
    Setting the boards on an angle involved a lot more work. But I think it gives the decking a lot more character:
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    Decking
    Inserting trees of sculpture into the decking will add interest.
  • French Doors
    French Doors
    French doors let plenty of light into this room. Before there was a lovely old box sash window, which had to be sacrificed for the pleasure of the doors. The window was recycled.
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    Decking
    Changes in levels can also add interest to the eye. The top step has boards going in one direction…changing direction on the main deck then back again on the last step.
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    Decking
    LED lights have been let into both steps to give light after dark.
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    Decking
    The deck is now complete… it was sanded all over to smooth out any marks and rough wood from production.
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    Decking
    Sanding finished. The boards were treated with two coats of decking oil. The boards were supplied by Wingham Timber.
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    Decking
    This project is in Whitstable a beautiful seaside town. So I designed this jetty into the decking which I feels works well.
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    Decking
    Decking…Jetty and planting all finished. I feel very happy with the overall design…