It was hard to describe this project in CHIRNSIDE PARK at the time! Was it a "repair" Was it an "addition" or was it a "delayed completion?"
Regardless of how it was described at the time, there was work to be done!
The upper level deck was completed and occupied! It was supported by timber posts encased in brickwork on the lower third. The bottom level deck did not exist at all.....Yet some one had begun the basic frame work....but quickly realised they were out of their depth and therefore abandoned any further efforts. It was time to bring in the professionals to fix this embarrassing problem.
We have seen this embarrassment many times. Well meaning home owners attempting what seems on the face of it "a handyman project"... has now become a "face saving" exercise!
Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now removed the initial works and then proceeded to install a treated pine subfloor, handrails and an access set of steps.
88mm TREATED PINE decking was chosen as a budget, yet durable finish. The deck works in themselves were straight forward and completed the owners original desire to have access to the very large rear yard from the lower deck via a previously unusable glass sliding door from a rear living room.
Back in 2007 Timber Decking Now received a call from a young professional couple living in leafy BLACKBURN, an outer Eastern Suburb of MELBOURNE.
The initial call was to construct a relatively small MERBAU timber deck to replace a broken concrete pad outside a recently renovated living room.
Having won and completed the Merbau deck, the delighted owner then asked Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now to construct the lovely outdoor gazebo style structure shown in the photos. The gazebo was to compliment the brand new in ground pool and surrounds, plus a permanent outdoor BBQ and entertainment zone.
The structure features a hip roof, "Colourbond" roofing and fully lined with pine tongue & groove lining boards. The installation of the lining boards was the most time consuming factor in this project. Two full days were spent getting every aspect geometrically perfect. The photos show the gazebo at virtual completion except for the exterior lining of the Merbau privacy screen and the final finish on the complicated ceiling.
Needless to say, the owners we're ecstatic with the result, which far exceeded their expectations.
Their choice of colours and style flowed seamlessly from boundary to boundary.
From our point of view, the gazebo perfectly complimented the resort style environment the owners had created in what was previously a very uninspiring rear garden area.
On a mild October morning back in 2005 Melbourne Deck Builders, Timber Decking Now, began the construction of this Merbau deck in Rowville.
The brief was straight forward and basic. The owners wanted a low profile deck to place their outdoor furniture and a large umbrella on, so as to enjoy a little alfresco dining and drinks with family and friends. Secondly they wanted to keep the vista "open" and not feel confined by traditional handrails.
After removing a totally dis functional landing, the deck was mapped out on the lawn using a line marker spray can and tape measure. Then, a stump hole pattern was marked out and the holes dug into the clay based conditions.
The subfloor did not have a great deal or clearance underneath, therefore, the entire subfloor was constructed with H3 & H4 RH Treated Pine. Secondly, the plinth rails were generously gapped to allow a good cross flow of air.
The handrail posts form part of the subfloor structure by passing through into a mass concrete pad, which offers excellent strength and rigidity.
Finally, SUS 316 Marine Grade wire was custom fabricated to size and installed as specified.
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