It never ceases to amaze me how many builders don’t fit flashing’s where veranda’s are attached to two storey buildings. This will allow water seepage to the lower level living areas, in driving rain. Many underestimate the driving force of rain in severe storms, regardless of the veranda depth!
Rotting timber of a deck and stairs from exposure to the elements. This is why it is not advisable to construct a deck without a roof above it. It is not possible to relax on a deck that is exposed to rain and the summer sun, apart from the fact that exposed timber rots very […]
Building a deck
If you are adding a deck to your house, you will first need to find out the key facts about the property (zoning, overlays, lot size and if the property is included in a neighbourhood plan) and then use the following information to find out if your deck needs planning approval.
A ‘deck’ is […]
Very common problem. No flashing where this verandah is attached to the house. This will allow water entry in driving rain to the sub-floor living area and cause damage to the internal linings.
Here are a few example photos of a Queenslander in the Bulimba area with a verandah built with the same method of construction to a deck that collapsed in recent years at Ascot, north of Brisbane. The floor joists are checked into the perimeter bearer and only secured with nails. A bolted cleat would be […]