Putting a deck in your garden will make it look smarter, neater – and make it easier to care for. It will also give you loads of new space for a dining area, space for seating or for kids to play.
Cut And Place The Joists Create the frame by cutting joists to the required size. The frame will be filled with floor joists; which should be 400mm apart at the centres. Mark their positions on the frame; and cut the floor joists to size. Place the side and floor joists in position in the garden.
Finishing Use extra deck boards to face the exposed cut ends. Seal any cut ends of joists or boards with wood preservative to avoid rot.