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  • Timber decking 3rd edition

  • Patrick Hislop, Peter Kaczmar, Aron Searle

  • Exova BM TRADA
  • October 2018
  • 978-1-909594-75-3
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  • 100
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Timber decking provides best practice and practical guidance to ensure desired performance and deck longevity:

- The definitive professional guide for decking designers and builders
- Completely new section of span tables compliant with Eurocode 5 design code enabling decking specifiers to make the most efficient use of timber
- Includes updated information on commercial decking, handrails and timber species
Timber decking is often the material of choice for outdoor seating areas, and timber walkways and public spaces are also increasingly popular. It provides a natural, durable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to the traditional patio or terrace. Quick and straightforward to build, it requires less groundwork than masonry construction, while also providing a level of versatility that enables deck structures to be created on most sites.

PREVIEW AVAILABLE: https://www.trada.co.uk/media/10877/timber-decking-sample-pages.pdf

The third edition of Timber decking enables professional designers and deck builders to utilise the advantages of timber and avoid potential pitfalls. It addresses design, both of the complete deck and of individual components, covering timber specification and selection, construction and finishing treatments.

Prepared with the assistance of Exova BM TRADA technical consultants and The Timber Decking and Cladding Association, Timber decking now includes additional guidance and examples to help professional decking designers and builders:

- 25 new or updated photographs and drawings
- 18 new pages of span tables* and accompanying notes, in line with Eurocode 5 design code
- a significantly expanded section on slip resistance, including strategies to reduce slip potential
- further material on deck preparation and fixing details
- extended information on preservative treatment and fire retardant finishes
- more information on visual appearance grading, weathering and species including modified woods.

*Span tables prepared by structural engineer and senior lecturer, Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe.
Timber decking provides best practice and practical guidance to ensure desired performance and deck longevity:

- The definitive professional guide for decking designers and builders
- Completely new section of span tables compliant with Eurocode 5 design code enabling decking specifiers to make the most efficient use of timber
- Includes updated information on commercial decking, handrails and timber species
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Contents

1 Use of timber for decking
2 Pre-planning
3 Performance
4 Substructure
5 Deck boards
6 Superstructure
7 Construction
8 Finishing and maintenance
Appendix I Timbers for decking
Appendix II Span tables

PREVIEW: https://www.trada.co.uk/media/10877/timber-decking-sample-pages.pdf