All New Building Decks
Fore Pros by Pros
by Editors of Fine Homebuilding

215 x 275mm

Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.


ISBN 978-1-63186-328-8

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Extract from back cover of book:

All New Building Decks provides the advice you need to design and build a deck for any home. In this completely new edition from the editors of Fine Homebuilding, our pros take you through every step of the process, from picking out the proper materials, through sizing your footings and making your ledger secure, to finishing up with custom railings and stairs. In this collection, you’ll find the advice you need to build a deck in any tricky real-world situation. With the site-tested tips and techniques that Fine Homebuilding is known for, All New Building Decks will help you build the safe, secure, and beautiful deck you’ve always dreamed of.

- Choose the best materials for your deck
- Frame a deck like a pro
- Build a deck that stands up to the elements
- Buy or build the perfect railings for your deck
- Design your deck to take advantage of the space and view

Note: Some American building methods may not be compatible with Australian Standards.

Photos: Colour



Part 1 - Tools and Materials
A Plank for Every Deck
A Buyer's Guide to Deck Hardware
Choosing the Best Deck Finish

Part 2 - Deck Design and Planning
Design a Better Deck
Improve Your Deck’s View
Designing a Small but Elegant Deck
Designing a Porch with a Rooftop Deck
Bending Decking for Decorative Inlays
Bright Ideas for a Well-Lit Deck
A Homeowner’s Guide to Deck Permits

Part 3 - Deck Framing
Deck Loads
Frost Heave
Sizing Deck Footings
Deck Footings Done Right
Framing a Grade-Level Deck
Framing a Deck with Steel
Top 10 Deck-Building Mistakes
Make an Old Deck Safe

Part 4 - Decking
Decks That Stand Up to Wildfire
Site-Built Deck Drainage
Decking over a Roof
Deck Refinishing

Part 5 - Railings and Stairs
Manufactured Railing Systems
Railing Retrofit
2 Ideas for Custom Railings
Mounting Deck Stairs

Part 6 - Complete Deck Guides
A Low, Curvy Deck
A Raised Deck with a Custom Railing
A Grade-Level Deck with a Decorative Border