Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    northern NSW
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default deck bearers with no space

    Hi all
    I am building a deck which is at floor level which is only 200mm above the footing beam. The houose is on a pad which slopes off fairly steeply (900mm in 4 metres) away from the house.

    I can't use a ledger attached to the house because the ledger would be only a few mm above soil level, and if I dig away the soil to give the the required clearance, the footing beam would be almost undermined.

    We also live in a termite area.

    I understand that if i separate the deck from the house by 40 mm, I can use systems other than a ledger to mount the joists.

    The second and third bearer line will be well above groundlevel, so it's only the house end that is a problem.

    One idea is to sit a bearer directly on the surface with plastic beneath it to reduce termite issues. Perhaps with a layer of termite gravel beneath.

    Another possibility is to use a steel I beam as bearer with an ant cap on top; the beam sitting on some concrete pads.

    Any ideas or sources of info?
    cheers
    Richard

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    720
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Could you make a sort of strip fotting along the house end and build off that?

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Tooradin, Vic.
    Age
    42
    Posts
    1,932
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I had the same problem. I dyna bolted a ledger beam to the wall at joist height, and then used pryda joist hangers to attach the joists to that first beam. The joists are then sitting on top of the bearers the second, third and fourth rows out.

    Hope this helps.

    Yonnee.
    Too many projects, so little time, even less money!
    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. It's free and only takes 37 seconds! Doing work around the home? Wander over to our sister site, Renovate Forum, for all your renovation queries.

Similar Threads

  1. Help with planning deck
    By Spelunx in forum FLOORING, DECKING, STUMPS, etc.
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 6th Dec 2006, 10:37 PM
  2. (Another) Low clearance deck in perth. [Long...]
    By mickfromperth in forum FLOORING, DECKING, STUMPS, etc.
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15th Nov 2006, 07:50 PM
  3. bearers and joist for deck.
    By mickfromperth in forum FLOORING, DECKING, STUMPS, etc.
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 20th Aug 2006, 06:46 PM
  4. Sleeper deck
    By mrsxtro in forum FLOORING, DECKING, STUMPS, etc.
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20th Jun 2006, 05:08 PM
  5. best for aged deck timber
    By marineman in forum TIMBER
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10th Jan 2005, 08:25 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •