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The different stages of the construction of an ipe hardwood deck on concrete footings


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First step; deck design - Building a wooden terrace


It is ultimately the wood we chose to keep architectural unity with our wooden house. We are very focused on building speeds so we chose for a terrace on concrete blocks which are fixed on a structure of beams.


Supporting joists that receives the floor (see STEPS PROJECT).

We put on paper, the plan of the terrace and ideas have enriched our thinking on our outdoor ipe decking design.


The constructive system, Starting with a plan in mind. To build a deck, several solutions exist for both elements structural finishes for the floor. Among the various possibilities (all concrete, stone, wood ... everything) we focused on a mixed construction system (for concrete foundation pads) which leaves a large wood (wood joists, wood blade).


The important thing was to limit the use of concrete blocks on the implementation of foundation as few as possible. For this we went on a support structure beam section large enough (197mm x 72mm joists of) to increase the span length by minimizing the number of blocks.

deck framing

deck levelling


the frame is fixed to the deck joists through iron shoes leaving 50 cm spacing between the beams of which come to fixing the decking by means of clips (to prevent the screws apparent).


Foundations from paper to the field. Once the plan is approved and the design must roll up their sleeves and to work. We must take action, locate the precise location of concrete blocks that will support the structure of the deck and mark the contours of the patio. For this we can help pickets (iron, wood ...) and string (or cord). This allows for a clearer picture on the rendering the paper deck size, or change the original plan a confrontation with reality spaces. The implementation is the first act concrete construction of the terrace and will determine the rest of the site.


Once the deck and concrete footings are put in place, we must measure approximately the height between the ground and the floor level for assembly of joists. Solid foundation, it is important


Once the concrete blocks were placed, they are leveled and have dried for at least 1 week, prepare the installation of the support structure joists. First, some beams were placed on concrete pads to show levels according to the lower part of the woodwork.

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Hardydeck The different stages of the construction of a wooden terrace on concrete footings

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