Decking is a decking profile in hardwood with improved performance and longer
life particularly in weather-exposed conditions. The decking itself is manufactured
from high quality durability class 1 (outside above ground classification)
It is recommended that Lifeplus® Decking is used in accordance with
the Lifeplus® Decking Guide www.lifeplus.net.au.
It contains information about:
- decking design: floor plans, timber selection, deck heights,
positioning of post, bearer and handrails, joists, bracing, decking, termite
protection and span tables.
- pre-construction: under deck conditions, on-site storage,
sealing, finishes and fixings.
- construction: set out, footings, posts and ledger/pole plates,
bearers, joists, bracing, decking, finishing, handrails.
as a mix of spotted gum and red ironbark
wide x 21mm thick
quantity the Lifeplus® Decking Guide www.lifeplus.net.au recommends
the following formula:
Decking profile is an exposed surface sanded during machining to remove
loose splinters, leaving the natural form of the sawn surface. This
profile enhances slip resistance.
Tapered sides allow any debris between the boards to fall through.
This feature reduces the chances of damp debris holding moisture between
the boards and makes cleaning easier.
Ventilation is also improved with the larger gap at the joist level.
A warp-reducing groove and ripple on the underside reduces in-service
distortion and increases ventilation between the deck and joist. This
feature minimises the chance of rotting of the joist and underside
of the decking.
The LifePlus® Decking profile is currently the
subject of a granted Registered Design and Innovation Patent in Australia.
The profile is also the subject of granted and pending Registered
Designs in a number of overseas markets and an international PCT (Patent
Cooperation Treaty) application.
to H3 level
bolts, screws, nails, brackets, framing anchors and other hardware
in fully weather exposed conditions should be hot-dipped galvanised
or stainless steel (depending on conditions) to ensure long term performance
of the fasteners.
kiln dried with a 15% maximum moisture content.