75mm ring shanks although I did say sometimes and depends how wet the boards are.ldoodle said:I did mine with a Paslode, using ring-shanked. Not had any lifting problems in 5 1/2 years of the decking being laid.
Did you use plain nails or RS nails? Just interested.
Decking should be sloped not level, around 10mm drop per metre in the direction of the grooves in the boards is enough to prevent standing water.I've only fitted the 'standard' decking system which I get from my local saw mill.
Never been asked for hardwood but would imagine its expensive.
As for labour, why not have a go yourself? It's not hard to do.
4"x2" framework fixed at 400mm/16" centres with noggins fixed inbetween the centres at 1m,2m and so on and that is it.
Find your levels,if grass, dig about 8" out and fill with concrete so you can bed a concrete block on it, do this every 1.2m /4ft,and then you can continue level till you end up with blocks dotted all over.
Sit the framework on and fix some angle brackets on the inside and bolt to the block and 4x2
I personally screw the deck boards, found they can lift sometimes using a paslode nail gun.
Maintenance wise can be a chore if you have a lot line myself but a pressure wash and scrub with cleaner every year does the trick. Then seal it with a good decking sealer
So have a go mate
Forgot to add before but go to your local steel fabricator for the angle brackets, the ones I get are 3"x3" and are pre drilled ready for coach screws
What, so a 2" drop over 5m ?NorvernRob said:Decking should be sloped not level, around 10mm drop per metre in the direction of the grooves in the boards is enough to prevent standing water.