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Old 28-09-2003, 04:12 PM
Zipadee Doodar
 
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Default minimum thickness of deck joists?

I inted to lay decking over a tatty concrete area at side of house. What is
the minimum depth of joist to use? I want to keep the increase in floor
height to a minimum. Would I get away with something like 2 x 2 inch joists
laid on thin roof slates to raise and level them over the concrete like
this....

====================== deck board
[ ] 16in [ ] 16in [ ] 2 inch joists
== == == slate / tile leveller
/////////////////////////////////////////////////// concrete base

or is this a recipe for a quick (though short) descent?

TIA
ZD




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Old 28-09-2003, 07:22 PM
JennyC
 
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"Zipadee Doodar" wrote in message
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I inted to lay decking over a tatty concrete area at side of house.

What is
the minimum depth of joist to use? I want to keep the increase in

floor
height to a minimum. Would I get away with something like 2 x 2 inch

joists
laid on thin roof slates to raise and level them over the concrete

like
this....

====================== deck board
[ ] 16in [ ] 16in [ ] 2 inch joists
== == == slate / tile

leveller
/////////////////////////////////////////////////// concrete

base

or is this a recipe for a quick (though short) descent?

TIA
ZD


Info & diagrams etc at ;
http://www.deckingweb.co.uk/deckingw.htm
http://www.pavingexpert.com/featur05.htm

Jenny


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Old 28-09-2003, 09:03 PM
Sad Sid
 
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Default minimum thickness of deck joists?


"Zipadee Doodar" wrote in message
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I inted to lay decking over a tatty concrete area at side of house. What

is
the minimum depth of joist to use?


If you are laying on concrete all you need is sufficient depth to allow air
circulation and water drainage.

Would I get away with something like 2 x 2 inch joists
laid on thin roof slates to raise and level them over the concrete


The slates will almost certainly fail. Use pads of mortar - it's very easy
to mix in a wheelbarrow.


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Old 29-09-2003, 12:27 AM
Janet Baraclough
 
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I inted to lay decking over a tatty concrete area at side of house.


Go to the weekly abc for newcomers post, follow the links to the FAQs,
and thence to cormaic's landscaping website.

Janet.


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Old 29-09-2003, 12:38 AM
Janet Baraclough
 
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I inted to lay decking over a tatty concrete area at side of house.


Go to the weekly abc for newcomers post, follow the links to the FAQs,
and thence to cormaic's landscaping website.

Janet.




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