Keep it at your side as you plan design and complete your own. Lay out footings and attach the ledger board use batterboards and mason s string lines to lay out footing locations for a deck that is 24 feet long and 14 feet wide.
If you re considering building your own raised deck it s best to do your research to formulate a plan to build your deck and get years of enjoyment from it.
How to build a raised decking area. Install the ledger first and slip proper flashing to stop rot. This is how i build my decking area over an existing patio. Basic steps for building a raised deck the tl dr version foundation.
To secure the boards that will form the tread drill one screw into the second groove and one directly down and into the riser below. Outline the size and shape of your decking. I actually pulled up the existing slabs and used the concrete underneath as the level surface to build on.
Attach a 2 x 12 inch ledger board to the house to establish the deck position. This deck structure is designed to be enclosed as a four season porch in the near future. Then secure in place with 64mm deck screws into the second groove on each side.
For more detailed information we recommend consulting the installation guides provided by the manufacturer of your decking materials. Hammer a peg at each corner and run a builder s line between each peg. Here s how to build a raised deck step by step including attaching it to a wall building the deck frame laying decking boards attaching decking handrails and balustrades and building deck steps.
To create a framework cut the 100mm x 50mm tanalised timber to the required length then join using exterior wood screws. Prepare a level weed free area for the deck. How to build decking on a solid surface.
Skip to raised decking guide. Clear away the turf so you re working with the bare soil. Check the ground is even.
Dig the holes for your posts make sure to go beyond the frost line. Clear away plants rocks and weeds and dig down to a depth of roughly 50 mm. Watch our step by step video showing how to build a raised deck with expert advice and top tips to help you complete the job with confidence.
It was a little uneven in places but this was easily sorted with a hammer and chisel. Check the frame is square by measuring from corner to corner. Place pegs at the four corners of your deck and run a builder s line between each peg to mark out the size and shape.
Hold the board flush with the top of the step stringer and predrill your holes. So here we go. Here s a handbook that outlines the best ways to build a high quality elevated deck.