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Posted: 16 Mar. 2014,22:01 QUOTE

Hi, has anyone added stone paving onto an elevated wood deck base substructure. I am currently considering a 1m high elevated deck for the side of the house due to the land being low at the side. 12m long & 2.8m wide. Wood deck is considered slippy. I would prefer stone surface but I have the 1m height issue. I would be concerned about slight movement of the deck with a rigid stone surface? I have looked for steel DIY substructure at low price DIY but cannot find?

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Posted: 16 Mar. 2014,23:22 QUOTE

Theres the bradstone patio deck, but I don't think that will stretch to 1m up.

Have you thought about some decking boards with the added grip strips in them?

In my opinion putting any form of stone on top of a decked surface would be a bad idea, not because of movement but because of weight.


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Posted: 17 Mar. 2014,11:18 QUOTE

Stone on top opf wood? Never! Guaranteed to fail.

I like Kieran's idea of using the Bradstone PatioDeck idea because their steel sub-frame carries the paving, so any expansion/contraction of the wooden decking (and there's bound to be some - it's always either to hot or too wet or both!) could be accommodated via a slip plane between the steel and the timber, rather than letting it generate a crack between timber and stone.


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Posted: 18 Mar. 2014,07:51 QUOTE

Or, build a retaining wall to elevate the level, fill with rubble and cap with sub-base or preferably a lean concrete mix.
Will last a lot longer than timber and definitely provide a sound surface for paving.


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