This home in Yeronga was in desperate need of a deck renovation.
Having been uncovered for many years the decking boards had rotted through in places and nearly all the joists were deteriorating. The balustrading had to be completely removed from the deck and disposed of.
The scope of work included:
- Removal of the existing deck back to the house.
- Rebuild and extend the corner of the deck to cover the rainwater tank.
- Build a new skillion roof to cover the new deck area.
- Insulate the existing and new roof area but still maintain the exposed beams and joists look.
- Replicate the existing deck to tie into the rest of the house.
This deck was uncovered and had not seen a lot of maintenance so the decking and joists were rotting making it too unsafe to even use.
We started by carefully deconstructing the deck back to the house retaining what was still re-usable.
We installed new hardwood bearers, joists and decking and extended the corner of the deck to cover the rainwater tank.
Intermediate posts were removed to open up the floor area and a steel beam was installed to carry the roof and roof extension.
White sarking and insulation was installed under the roofing iron to prevent condensation dripping onto the deck. This also makes it cool underneath on hot days and looks great too.
The original fretworks and balustrade have all been replicated using new timber and gum leaf feature panels sourced from local suppliers.
New roller blinds have been installed to ward off the late afternoon sun.
All roof rainwater is now directed to the existing rainwater tank.
With the painting complete and the decking timber receiving a three coat Sikkens system to protect it from the weather, this deck is ready to be enjoyed for years to come.