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  • Timber Decking: The Professionals' Manual 2nd edition

  • 2nd
  • Patrick Hislop

  • TRADA Technology Ltd
  • October 2006
  • 978-1-900510-52-3
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Both commercial and domestic timber decks have become popular, creating outdoor living space around private houses, pubs, restaurants and office developments.

Timber decking provides best practice design and practical guidance to ensure deck longevity and desired performance.

It is is recommended by the Timber Decking Association.

Fully illustrated with colour photographs and technical drawings.

Contents 1 Use of timber for decking
1.1 Advantages of using wood
1.2 Perceived disadvantages
1.3 Functional requirements
1.4 Good practice and expertise
2 Pre-planning
2.1 Appearance considerations
2.2 Statutory requirements
3 Performance
3.1 Durability
3.2 Appearance
3.3 Strength
3.4 Stability
3.5 Resistance to wear and impact
3.6 Slip resistance
4 Substructure
4.1 Preparing the site
4.2 Substructure support
4.3 Deck substructure
4.4 Adding decks over existing structures
5 Deck boards
5.1 Board dimensions
5.2 Board profiles and spacing
5.3 Fixing and fixings
5.4 Fixing boards to a steel structure
6 Superstructure
6.1 Design detailing
6.2 Superstructure fixings
7 Construction
7.1 Storage of materials
7.2 Constructing the deck
7.3 Temporary protection
8 Finishing and maintenance
8.1 Finishes for new decks
8.2 Maintenance
References
British Standards
Regulations
TRADA Technology publications
Timber Decking Association publications
Wood Protection Association publications
Appendix I Timbers for decking
AI.1 Sustainability and certification
AI.2 Cost and availability
AI.3 Softwoods
AI.4 Hardwoods included in BS 5268-2 56
Appendix II Span tables
AII.1 Design loads
AII.2 Deck board span tables for double span
support condition
AII.3 Joist span tables
AII.4 Beam span tables
Contents 1 Use of timber for decking 1.1 Advantages of using wood 1.2 Perceived disadvantages 1.3 Functional requirements 1.4 Good practice and expertise 2 Pre-planning 2.1 Appearance considerations 2.2 Statutory requirements 3 Performance 3.1 Durability 3.2 Appearance 3.3 Strength 3.4 Stability 3.5 Resistance to wear and impact 3.6 Slip resistance ...
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