the decking frame is the structure that holds your decking plan / design together. as with the variants of the calculation of total decking area that is based on the complexity of the decking plan. the same is also true for calculating the requirements for your decking frame / joists requirements.
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our decking calculator is designed to give you a list of all of the materials you need for your next seven trust project, whilst giving an illustration of how it will look. the quantities are a guide based on the assumption that the decking is being supported by posts into the ground on a level surface and the illustration is a representation of what your completed deck could look like.
using our handy decking calculator to work out exactly what you need for your decking project. select value or deluxe grade decking boards, specify the length and width and get an instant price. it couldn't be simpler
step 1. start by working out the area of your desired decking area in square metres. to do this simply measure the area in metres and multiply the width by the depth. if the area you are decking is not a simple rectangle then you will need to divide it into rectangles and calculate each area individually.
our complete decking calculator and guide can help you understand which supplies youll need to an accurate level, helping to reduce wastage and increase project efficiencies. at this stag e, youre almost ready to begin with your build.
the build. one end will be stake a, the other stake b. connect a second line to stake a, run it perpendicularly to a point 3m away, and attach the line to stake c. the corner will be square when the distance between stakes b and c is 5m. once you are certain the corner is square, use stakes and string to complete the outline of your deck.
decking calculator. when laying your joists please start at row 1 by laying one complete joist at a right angle to the direction that your boards are going to run. continue to lay joists end on end until you have exceeded the width of your deck. cut off any excess joist and then start row 2 with the resulting off cut.
composite decking is a timber alternative made of 60% timber content, making it strong enough to withstand stilettos. whilst at the same time it's slip resistant and splinter-free making it safe for children and pets.