Concrete block decking piers.

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Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Post by jungle jas » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:45 am

Kris, you may be able to get your hands on some concrete godfathers more easily, as every builders merchant stock them. I have used them to great effect in the past. Just bolt your joist into the top hole. icon_thumright However, regardless of what you use at some stage you will have to take your shirt off and get some blisters on your hands. :lol: icon_sunny
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Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:57 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote: The concrete piers are around 30cm across so the same size are when you pour contrete in holes for posts so I would have thought gave the same stability?
No, because with posts you dig down thru the softer top soil etc into something more substantial.
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fieldfest wrote:when I make decking a paving slab / breeze block is sufficient to spread the load.
decking.jpg
If its higher I put a 4" fence post on top and attach to a joist

you can kind of see in this video at about 2m57s

Love the timelapse. Forgot about this.


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Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:59 pm

jungle jas wrote:Kris, you may be able to get your hands on some concrete godfathers more easily, as every builders merchant stock them. I have used them to great effect in the past. Just bolt your joist into the top hole. icon_thumright However, regardless of what you use at some stage you will have to take your shirt off and get some blisters on your hands. :lol: icon_sunny

I seem to be doing just donkey work in the garden so far. Clearing, digging, moving tonnes of gravel, sand and sleeprer. :lol: I have my fair share of blisters and topless photos.. :lol: :lol:


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Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Post by jungle jas » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:20 pm

I'm sure it will all be worth it. icon_thumright Unless you move in a couple of years time. :roll: icon_thumright
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Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:37 pm

I'm going to use posts and concrete them into the ground.


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Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Post by jungle jas » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:58 pm

Kris, how far in the air are you lifting the decking/walkway?
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Re: Concrete block decking piers.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:43 pm

jungle jas wrote:Kris, how far in the air are you lifting the decking/walkway?
Below the level needed for planning permission.


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