It’s easy to build a timber deck. Throw some bits of timber on the ground and nail some deck boards to it – job done. Don’t worry about how many joists you use or how you fix everything together.
What – has TDCA lost the plot, endorsing such tardy practices? No, we haven’t and we’re not. Unbelievably these are some of the shortcuts and mistakes we see when we’re called in to investigate deck failures.
Most recently we experienced a worried homeowner who noticed some of their deck boards were bowing and moving around. Additionally, the balustrade was wobbling. Considering the deck was about 4 foot off the ground, on a sloping site and with integrated seating, any structural failures would be deemed a safety hazard and could result in personal injury.