These photos are part of a complex pool deck reconstruction around an "in ground" pool in Suburban Melbourne (Eastern Suburbs) during 2012.
The concrete pool was installed on a sloping site that protruded out of the ground on its East elevation.
The owners wanted unobtrusive access to the back of their property, where they intended to have professional landscapers complete a delightful lawned area with rock retaining walls for entertaining.
The deck has being "tiered" full length with a wide central step, giving easy access to the lawned area.
This magnificent composite deck was constructed during 2012 in Melbourne's outer Eastern suburbs.
The clients original pool area was a very unattractive and dated entertainment area which consisted of 2.4M high screens, painted blue in colour.
The original decking was a combination of slate & 90mm Merbau decking. The subfloor under the Merbau was very rotted in places where there was a lack of ventilation and the structure being in contact with the ground beneath.
The 90mm Merbau was "screwed down with SS deck screws, which mostly either sheared off or stopped upon removal. Behind the screen to the rear was an area that had being used as a rubbish dump for all manner of garden waste including, tree limbs, stumps, grass cuttings, plastic plant pots, blackberries and building rubble.
Timber Decking Now (Melbourne Deck Builders) had a brief to replace all the Merbau decking and rotted subfloor, extend the existing deck to the rear, tier the rear of the deck in wide terrace seating and steps, demolish the existing screens, and BBQ floor and facade, and finally lay over 200sq/M of new COMPOSITE decking with "picture framing & breaker boards".
This project was very complicated. It had to account for rises and falls in the existing slate pool deck, allow access to filter boxes, screen out the pool pumping and filtration equipment, realign and level the remaining subfloor, excavate clearances under the new subfloor areas and retain an existing Palm tree by building the deck extension around it, plus allowing for future growth and swaying.
Timber Decking Now (Melbourne Deck Builders) completed the project over a five week period with no inconvenience to the owner in any way.
The project was completed on time and under budget.
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