With Easter only a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking and preparing for your DIY projects over the extra-long weekend. Building a new deck is often high on the agenda over the Easter period as the weather is usually still balmy and dry – perfect conditions for building a deck!
Whether you are an experienced tradie or a first-time DIYer, building with a new system can be daunting. One of the most commonly asked questions we have here at No Nail Decking is regarding the installation process of Nail-Free Decking and if the product is really DIY-friendly and simple. We can assure you that this is a simple system for building a deck that not only looks elegant and contemporary; but is also a safe alternative to traditional exposed nail decks. Nail-free decking is also child-safe and low-maintenance, which meets the needs of both families and busy people.
One of the biggest considerations to take into account when building a nail-free deck or nailed deck is that you must cut and measure properly and ensure that the boards are kept parallel in the laying process. With the nail-free system, the clip actually sets the 4mm gap for you, so there’s no need to use a spacer to set any gaps between boards.
For the installation process on how to build a nail-free deck in four easy-to-follow steps, simply click here.
To prepare for a standard 6×4 deck* build; below is a step-by-step list courtesy of builder, Larry Turnley:
*Please note that this is based on two people building the deck and is a guide only.
Good luck if this is an Easter 2013 DIY project or something that you are considering for the future! For any building questions regarding the nail-free deck system, please feel free to contact the No Nail Decking team on 1300 733 559.