Hot tub decking is exactly the same as all other decking – the difference is in the construction of the timber deck. As hot tubs have become increasingly popular to install in gardens across the country, decking has become the platform of choice. There are many considerations before undertaking a project such as this.
A hot tub on decking can weigh a great deal when full – several tonnes in fact. It is therefore vital to ensure that the structure can take the weight. Timber decks with this requirement are usually purpose designed with the involvement of a structural engineer. Appropriate stress graded timber should also be used within the structure.
We would always recommend speaking to a specialist TDCA company, should you wish to place a hot tub on decking. They will have a professional approach and be able to ensure that the structure is safe and long-lasting. Whilst it might cost a little more to get a specialist company involved, the pitfalls of not doing so could be very costly indeed and quite possibly dangerous.