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    May be go with the crowd and use concrete post if...

    May be go with the crowd and use concrete post if they are so prevalent over there. The local trade would be used to them. Sometimes it may be wiser just for peace of mind.
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    Sure. But that is not a technical issue. There...

    Sure. But that is not a technical issue. There are many ways to build a deck, as it is clear from this thread. All perfectly legal and acceptable.
    So if you struck a dude that is so narrow minded...
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    Change surveyor.

    Change surveyor.
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    Opt ... from memory you do restumping right? How...

    Opt ... from memory you do restumping right? How many decks have you built? Do you use concrete stumps for 2 meter high decks? Come on man, I know you don't like me but since I have nothing against...
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    Ha ha, nothing wrong. I think what is wrong is...

    Ha ha, nothing wrong. I think what is wrong is the original question. "What is best or what is industry standard"
    Considering the run of the mill deck is between one to two meters high, I wouldn't...
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    Concrete stumps life is probably 100 years and...

    Concrete stumps life is probably 100 years and counting, a deck life is 20 years (?). Not much sense using concrete sumps and then treated pine bearers and joist.
    But you can use them, sure.
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    Ok, so you are talking a deck ... that narrows it...

    Ok, so you are talking a deck ... that narrows it down.

    If you get a builder that wants to put timber post in concrete, run away fast.

    Concrete post for a deck? Probably not cost effective and...
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    Depends what you are building. Stumps in dirt...

    Depends what you are building. Stumps in dirt wouldn't be allowed in termite area but may be in Tassie (?) Stirrups in concrete for a deck but not for a house. timber post in concrete unless under...
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