Lying composite decking in your garden will help you effortlessly pull the outdoors in, giving you a perfect outdoor room where you can spend those sunny summer days sitting in the heat, stargazing in the winter, preparing a bbq in the spring, or simply as a garden feature to make your neighbors envious all year long.
The variety of styles, sizes, and patterns available for garden decking is only exceeded by the number of reasons to include it. If you take the basic steps described below, laying your composite on grass or soil would be easy.
- The first step is to prepare your equipment.
It involves gathering the required equipment for constructing composite decking on grass or dirt. If you don’t have all of the necessary equipment, you can borrow them from a friend or purchase them at a local hardware store.
You will benefit much from acquiring them and you will be able to access the tools at a later date. Measuring tape, pencil several pegs, a spade, a drilling machine, a saw, and a string are all necessary equipment required in decking
- The second step is to prepare the place.
Measuring the precise area that your decking would cover was part of the planning process. With the help of the measuring tape, you can complete the task. You should start putting pegs on the sides until you’ve determined the length and width of the area where you’ll be putting the decking.
Once you’ve marked the sides with pegs, you should start clearing grass away with a spade. You don’t want the decking to be built directly on the field with grass growing underneath it. Then, fill the area with gravel and place the frame on top of it. The frame on which your composite decks will be assembled will be built on top of this gravel.
- The third and final step is Installing the Boards
If you’ve already laid down gravel on the area where you’ll be installing the decking, this is a simple task. This is important to note that composite decking boards cannot be used on the field or in the gravel. This is due to the composite decking’s weight, which will cause the boards to crash onto the ground.
As a result, you can put the boards on a wooden plank or a concrete block. Then you can start gluing the boards together to provide a frame for the composite decking to be installed on.
To ensure that the boards last as long as possible, it is recommended that you use treated 24 different types of wood. Once you’ve secured the outer boards, you can begin adding more boards to the inside of the frame to ensure a sturdy foundation. Then, within the frame, position the joists and ensure that they are spaced at a minimum of 16 inches apart.
- Step 4: Assemble the Decking
After constructing the foundation, the next step is to arrange your composite decking on the joists If the decking is not attached to the building, you can begin at one end and work your way to the other. If you’re building grooved decks, you can use clips and screws instead of screws to secure the composite decks to the joists.
It’s important to keep in mind that there should be at least 5mm of room between the decks on both sides. This is to allow for the expansion of the composite decks as the temperature changes.
- Finish the decking in step five.
Finishing the decking entails covering the sides with trim boards or painting the edges with a contrasting color of paint. After that, cleaning and removing any remaining materials should be done to clean up the area.
Installing composite decking on grass is simple and can be completed by a do-it-yourselfer. This is as simple as clearing the area, laying the boards on the ground, and installing the decking on the frame in the process