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    Default Ground level deck

    Hi all
    We have an area out in back yard well away from house that we want to use as an outdoor area. We are thinking of either concrete or paving.
    But I am also toying with the idea of a timber deck. How high would the minimum a deck would have to be off the ground?
    Is there anyway a timber deck can be built straight on the ground at all?
    Or should I just go back to the concrete idea?

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    You can have it very low but you need to use the correct timber,H4 treated pine can be in the ground
    For other grades google treated pine grades and you will get the information you need
    I built a low deck on treated pine sleepers as bearers

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    you build a frame and put the decking timbers on top of that.

    depending on the size - this will determine the frame size... what area are you looking to cover? any pics of the area?
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    Be aware of the ground conditions being well drained. Also care with decking type as wide hardwood could well be susceptible to cupping.

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    Very low deck vs pavers?
    Pavers any day.
    There are way more issues than H4 can resolve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavoSyd View Post
    you build a frame and put the decking timbers on top of that.

    depending on the size - this will determine the frame size... what area are you looking to cover? any pics of the area?
    It will be approximately 7m x 5m

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    I reckon Hardiedeck may be a good low deck option... if you want to try something a little different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBBob View Post
    I reckon Hardiedeck may be a good low deck option... if you want to try something a little different.
    Yeah, looks like it only needs 50mm ground clearance

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