The Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual
7th Edition 2014
With all new tables plus deck constructions in bush fire localities
by Allan Staines
This book is another in Allan Staines popular range of building books. His graphic and technical skills based on practical experience and the most recent technology will make this book a must for the professional and the ‘Do-it-Yourselfer”
Includes industry tables for:
Designers and Architects
Easy to follow Step-by-step building instructions
Tradesman’s methods and hints
This all Australian manual is packed with ideas and know how and will suit the Builder, Architect or Home DIY’er. It provides many fresh ideas in colour and easy to follow step-by-step instructions cover every procedure. From Designing and drawing an acceptable plan for Councils to constructing the post-supports, attaching decks or pergolas to the house, methods of handrailing and lots more.
All using proper trade procedures. The easy to follow tables included have been prepared by the Timber Associations – TDA in Sydney and Timber Queensland in Brisbane. These cover footing sizes, posts, bearers, joists, deck fastening, handrailing, pergola bearers, rafters and battens. The manual is an indispensable tool in the hands of Designers and Architects.
The book is roughly divided into two sections, the first on decks and the second on pergolas. Each section starts with designing and estimating, looking at the different basic designs, the requirements for Council approval, basic terminology and timber qualities such as stress rating and treatment levels. After the preferred design for the deck or pergola has been chosen, there are step-by-step details of its construction, including handrails, balustrades and steps.
At the end of Australian Decks and Pergolas, there are a number of tables, covering post and stirrup footing sizes, deck bearer and stair stringer sizes, roof beam and rafter span tables, design loads of various fastening brackets, cyclonic strength ratings for various components and other information essential to the successful design of a deck or pergola.
The Australian Decks and Pergolas Construction Manual is an invaluable reference for any homeowner intending to build, or hire someone to build, a deck or pergola