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Decking and stairs

A deck can create a whole new area for relaxation and entertainment. a well planned and well made deck can add an entire room to your home – an outdoor entertainment area, somewhere for the kids to play or a place to relax and unwind al fresco. Whatever look you want to create, a timber deck will always look the part. decks less than one metre above the ground do not normally require a building consent or need to have a balustrade fitted. However some local authorities require consent for any decks attached to a house.

This guide shows you how to build a timber deck and handrail with a maximum finished deck height above ground of not more than 990 mm.

How to build guide – exterior decking and stairs (.pdf)


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