I'm planning to build a 40SqM deck on the rear of my house and I've been doing quite a bit of reading recently about the best way to fix hardwood decking boards to the joists.
Nails seem popular (cheapest), screws less popular too (more expensive I suspect).
Recently I have read about the many types of invisible fasteners which seem popular in the US but not so in Australia.
My question is ....Why ? are they a bad idea, too expensive, not suitable for Australia ?
I like the finish the invisible fasteners provide, but am skeptical, because you guys don't seem to mention them. I have read about Dektights ? but not much else.
So can you guys (& girls) give me some information on the merits or otherwise, of any invisble deck fasteners available in Australia.