First step; deck design - Building a wooden terrace
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.
joists that receives the floor (see STEPS PROJECT).
put on paper, the plan of the terrace and ideas have enriched our thinking
on our outdoor ipe decking design.
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).
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.