DIY Deck Renovation
A timber deck adds value to a home if it’s in good nick, and also provides an extra living space.
This deck was reaching its use-by date and needed renovating to make it both safe and inviting.
First, the deck was cleared of furniture, then the boards removed and the old lattice taken down.
The bearers and joists were mostly sound but showing their age, so they were reinforced with treated pine.
Blackbutt boards, 120mm wide, were laid and also used to trim the deck. To replace the lattice, a bespoke screen was built using recycled hardwood sleepers.
The deck and screen were stained the same colour and a comfortable new outdoor setting added.
Screen the sides of a deck for privacy and use clear bistro blinds to keep the weather at bay without blocking views.
Decks are exposed to sun and rain, which takes its toll on both timber and hardware, but there are ways to prolong the life of your deck.
Secure timber boards with stainless steel or galvanised screws or nails, and ACQ fasteners for treated decking.
Lay the deck
Protect hardwood and treated timber joists with a flexible PVC covering.