This property in Glen Forest is situated on a 35 degree slope. The original house deck was way too small to entertain friends but the proximity of three large gum trees made it seem impossible to make the deck any larger. On top of that the slope of the land placed the highest aspect of the deck at 3.6 m of the ground.
The first step was to design a way that an extensive deck could incorporate the trees and the slope and still be structurally sound. We assisted with the design and arranged the engineer’s consultation and drawing up of the Shire plans.
The old deck was removed and replaced with a 100sq/m deck that wrapped around the three large gum trees. Allowances were made for clearance around the frame work for future tree growth too. A covered pitched roof was added with a bamboo privacy screen and gate to accommodate a large hardwood table. The balustrade was completed with stainless steel cable with a stained handrail. This particular decking option was completed in 140mm wide Kapur secured with stainless steel screws. A cold beer in the tree tops… Not bad to come home to!