NSW Native Timber Industry - Domestic Decks
This application guide provides information on the specification, design, and construction of timber decks used for domestic purposes.
This includes decks associated with Class 1 and 10 buildings as defined in the Building Code of Australia.
Q-Deck, Planning & design
Although planning a deck is a fairly simple exercise, it's sometimes difficult to visualise what it will actually look
like at the back of your house. This booklet includes ideas and assists in creating deck designs and plans and makes building a deck a systematic task.
How to make a deck, safety first, select metal fixings, 10 top tips, building your deck, care and maintenance, fitting balustrades, build steps and stairs, build deck over existing patio,
low level deck and elevated deck – post and beam construction.
Life Plus - Decking Guide
Covered verandahs and decks are a recognised and valued feature of Australian architecture, providing protection for external
walls from the weather in particular the heat of the sun. Decks enhance our modern lifestyle.
Timber Queensland - Technical Data Sheets (PDF)
Here is a list of technical data sheets including "Residential Timber Decks",
"Residential Timber decks close to or on the ground" and "Timber Decks Commercial, Industrial".
- TQL 1 Timber Panelling
- TQL 2 Finishes for Exterior Timber
- TQL 3 Treated Pine Cladding
- TQL 4 Residential Timber Decks
- TQL 5 Cypress & Hardwood Claddin
- TQL 6 Recommendations for the use of Treated Pine Outdoors
- TQL 7 Timber Decks Commercial, Industrial & Marine
- TQL 8 Timber Garden Walls
- TQL 9 Timber Retaining Walls for Residential Applications
- TQL 10 Recommendations for the use of Seasoned Softwood Framing
- TQL 11 Tongue & Groove Timber Flooring - General Information
- TQL 12 Protecting Buildings from Subterranean Termites
- TQL 13 Residential Timber decks close to or on the ground
- TQL 14 Sub-floor Ventilation
- TQL 15 Specifying Timber
- TQL 16 Species, Properties and Uses
- TQL 17 Timber Floors Pre-Installation Assessment
- TQL 18 Timber Floors Over Concrete Slabs
- TQL 19 Pergolas and Carports
- TQL 20 Residential Timber Fences
Decks By Design - How do I build a deck?
Decks provide an outdoor living and entertaining area for all to enjoy.
This DIY guide lists deck-building materials, the tools needed, metal hardware and deck design basics.
Coloured graphics clarify the construction progress.
TDA - Timber decking, a builders guide
How to build a deck - PDF. The complexity of build varies depending on the site, height from the ground and load-bearing requirement.
There are four basic types of domestic timber decks: ground level, raised decks, high level and roof top.
TDA - Metal fixings
This publication contains the different types of metal fixings, the suitable materials for outdoor use and explains how to use them correctly.
In this publication, "metal fixings" means nails, screws, concealed clips bolts and pre-formed connectors.
PlaceMakers - Building a timber deck, how to guide
With only a few tools, a measure of patience and the right knowledge, a competent handy-person can achieve a
result to be proud of. This booklet contains instructions and information to help you build your own timber deck.
Timeless Timber - How to build a deck
Building a deck and fitting timber balustrade. Easy step by step guide. Check with your local Planning Office as to whether planning permission
is required for your proposed deck. Planning, building, care and maintenance.
Lang's On-line Projects Sheets
DIY guidances for Timber Deck, Garden Shed, Pool Fence, Timber Panelling, Timber Fence, Timber Cladding, Work Bench, Sound Proofing Fence,
Playhouse, Timber Utilisation Act, Pergola, Barbque Table, Timber Storage Shed.
Bunnings - How to build your own Deck
Adding a deck to your home is an attractive way to utilise space around your home. Although building a deck may not be the easiest project,
it will give you years of enjoyment. Always consult Bunnings Team Member if you are unsure about anything.
Mitre 10 - Build a deck
An easy-to-follow guide to achieving a perfect result. Outlines all the tools you will need for the job. Includes a materials checklist.
It is worth your time to read all steps thoroughly first to be sure you understand what is required.
WICKES Timber Decking - Deck plans
Timber decks provide firm and even areas for tables and chairs. This is a guideline for building a deck, creating railings and stairs, pergola design,
complete project shopping list, basic tools required and safety equipment.
Bushfire CRC - ‘Under-Flame’ Fire Tests on Timber Decks
This report forms part of the work undertaken for the Bushfire CRC to reduce the risk of building loss and injuries to occupants due to bushfires.
It investigates the performance of some typical Australian timber decking.
Study of the ember attack on small scale timber deck-joist connections Measuring Ember Attack on Timber Deck-Joist
Connections using the Mass Loss Cone Calorimeter and Methenamine as the Ignition Source.