One of our recent clients required a composite decking and balustrade system over a new decking sub-frame structure to integrate with two spa pools, a large seating area, and a large expanse of lawn. They owned an existing traditional timber deck and balustrade but this had become tired and dated over the years despite regular maintenance and treatment. One of the main drivers for our client’s renovation was the amount of space they had available to extend their outdoor living areas and the potential to spend more time entertaining family and friends.
At Consultation, our experts advised that two QWICKBUILD frames would make for much easier installation over timber piles given the complexity of the project in hand. QWICKBUILD is an extremely versatile decking sub-frame structure which spans five metres without supports and offers 100 per cent moisture resistance for vastly superior durability and dimensional stability. They also recommended RESORTDECK composite decking as the perfect solution for the most natural aesthetics, greatest durability, and because of the incorporated spa pool areas, the greatest slip resistance. Furthermore, we were able to save costs for our client by modifying part of the existing timber frame and strengthening it by adjusting the joist centres to the best positions. Therefore, this part of sub-frame could still be used for the new composite decking area and frameless glass balustrade installation. Our frameless mini-post balustrade system was chosen as the most economical solution for ensuring unobstructed views which was high on the design’s priorities.
Installation involved dismantling of the existing wooden balustrade and deck and manufacturing our QWICKBUILD decking sub-frame structure as made-to-measure sections prior to being on site, saving time and money on installation for the client. This along with the increased stability and durability over the coming years has made QWICKBUILD a winning solution for our client.
The first decking system to eliminate screws for fastening the boards to the frame, when used with RESORTDECK composite decking, QWICKBUILD has proven popular with architects, specifiers, and home DIY enthusiasts alike.
For more details on QWICKBUILD and RESORTDECK call us on 01254 825594.
Published: 31st October 2016