Timber decking refers to the construction of outdoor platforms or floors using wooden materials, typically designed for use in outdoor spaces such as gardens, patios, or pool areas. It provides an attractive and functional surface for outdoor activities, relaxation, and entertainment.
The construction of timber decking involves the use of wooden planks or boards, which are typically made from hardwoods or softwoods. Hardwood species like cedar, redwood, or teak are commonly used due to their natural resistance to rot, decay, and insect infestation. Softwood species such as pine or spruce are also popular choices and are often pressure-treated to enhance their durability and resistance to moisture.
The process of building a timber deck starts with the installation of a substructure or frame. This frame consists of beams, joists, and support posts that provide stability and support for the decking boards. The substructure is usually built on top of a solid, level foundation, such as concrete footings or piers.