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Hardwood Deck and Pergola

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ivan Tucker Apr 4. 2 Replies

Hello guys,I'v been asked by a client to design a deck with probably a matching pergola above, as a side area to an existing patio on which to situate a hot-tub.Because of the water, i had thought…Continue

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Contractor To Lay Decking in Surrey

Started Jul 19, 2016 0 Replies

Hi,I have just designed a couple of gardens in Surrey and both have decks. We are looking at Millboard but are open to other suggestions, which must NOT cost more than Millboard. One is around 30m2,…Continue

Optimum gap for decking boards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ivan Tucker Nov 3, 2014. 2 Replies

Ok, at the risk of monopolising forums at the moment (apologies) I'm going to ask a question related to my other current forum discussion: what is the best gap between decking boards - and are there…Continue

Revisions to deck post-tender

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dean Dunn Jun 11, 2016. 11 Replies

I have designed a large raised larch deck - which i've already shown Karl a while ago. We've gone to site and the contractor is suggesting a couple of changes. Whilst i'm happy to help if it either…Continue

 

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Ivan Tucker replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Hardwood Deck and Pergola
"Many thanks Karl, have sent you a PM"
Apr 4
Karl Harrison replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Hardwood Deck and Pergola
"Hi Ivan Iroko, all day long, looks great, affordable and achievable... 21 x 144 for the decking and 90 x 90 for the posts, the beams for the pergola could be 150 x 46 and the rafters/joists could be 100 x 46... ? Looking forward to your…"
Apr 4
Ivan Tucker posted a discussion

Hardwood Deck and Pergola

Hello guys,I'v been asked by a client to design a deck with probably a matching pergola above, as a side area to an existing patio on which to situate a hot-tub.Because of the water, i had thought about Millboard but with no possibility of matching wood to the pergola, have ruled this out. That leaves hardwood and i was therefore thinking of Ipe. If it was you, and you had to find one wood suitable for both a deck and building a quality pergola, what would your choice be and what supplier would…See More
Apr 4
Ivan Tucker posted a discussion

Contractor To Lay Decking in Surrey

Hi,I have just designed a couple of gardens in Surrey and both have decks. We are looking at Millboard but are open to other suggestions, which must NOT cost more than Millboard. One is around 30m2, the other garden has an upper and lower deck, about 30m2 each. One is urgent as it is for a client who is fast losing mobility. Both are relatively simple rectangular shapes, no curved edges, but i expect a top quality finish on each. If you are a contractor, or know of one, with a proven track…See More
Jul 19, 2016
Dean Dunn replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Revisions to deck post-tender
"Good discussion points. Personally I found UK contractors so bad I ended up building my own deck. Price was not an issue,  With the UK weather I don't know why anyone would want to concrete posts directly into the ground, except of course…"
Jun 11, 2016
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Nov 24, 2014
Ivan Tucker replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Optimum gap for decking boards
"Hello Karl, and thanks for your helpful comments. The reason for the English larch was really just a cost decision - the project was over budget, and I had to find every saving I could whilst keeping the overall design intact. At the time, English…"
Nov 3, 2014
Karl Harrison replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Optimum gap for decking boards
"Ivan, you are always welcome to post anytime, no matter how often. It is easy for suppliers to offer advice on gapping and you can read as many books as you dare but I recon in reality for the absolute best gap is determined by a combination of the…"
Nov 3, 2014
Ivan Tucker posted a discussion

Optimum gap for decking boards

Ok, at the risk of monopolising forums at the moment (apologies) I'm going to ask a question related to my other current forum discussion: what is the best gap between decking boards - and are there even tables for this relative to species and board width? I ask because i've been looking into this and found a lot of interesting discussion in the internet. This, although not UK based, was interesting and I think got to the nub of the problem:…See More
Nov 3, 2014
Karl Harrison replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Revisions to deck post-tender
"unfortunately I could not find the TRADA tables online but tables quoted in manufacturers leaflets (Q-Deck) confirm that 4 x 2’s at 600 cts will span 1.75m using C16 timber and 6 x 2’s will span up to 3.2 metres if used at 400 cts. …"
Nov 3, 2014
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Revisions to deck post-tender

I have designed a large raised larch deck - which i've already shown Karl a while ago. We've gone to site and the contractor is suggesting a couple of changes. Whilst i'm happy to help if it either saves money for the client or makes the build easier for the contractor (or both) i'm not prepared to compromise the strength or longevity of the deck. With that in mind, would members please comment on the following:I spec'd the deck with 100x100mm posts at maximum 1.2m centres, with notched tops to…See More
Nov 3, 2014
Clive Holman replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Revisions to deck post-tender
"Thank you for the responses and comments.  Very useful to focus the mind and find my way around.  Unfortunately I could not find the TRADA tables online but tables quoted in manufacturers leaflets (Q-Deck) confirm that 4 x 2’s at 600…"
Nov 3, 2014
Ivan Tucker replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Revisions to deck post-tender
"Many thanks Clive. Yes the cut ends are addressed in the spec which is a companion to the drawings - I am using the SGD Heather Specification and it addresses a lot of treatment issues. I may have to have a look at putting all the spec detail on…"
Nov 2, 2014
Karl Harrison replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Revisions to deck post-tender
"Great comments Clive, you answered my query with respect to the 100mm joists, any dimension can be used in this instance although I always refer to the Span tables. I usually stick with the bigger the better and for the cost savings from 150 to 100…"
Nov 2, 2014
Clive Holman replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Revisions to deck post-tender
"Hello Ivan I’m a bit of a novice with decks but a nice design. I am just in the process of researching details for decks to cost out some ideas for a customer and the issues are very relevant.  Unfortunately I don’t have the guides…"
Nov 2, 2014
Ivan Tucker replied to Ivan Tucker's discussion Revisions to deck post-tender
"Thanks Karl"
Oct 31, 2014

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At 18:59 on April 28, 2014, Karl Harrison said…

Welcome Ivan

 
 
 

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