So far, so good
Have had Inex boards (in Bal FZ area) on steel joists/bearers down for 7 months replacing old timber and so far, no problems - but read on.
Used Spa n Deck and provided you don't lose wet edge or over-brush adjacent boards it worked well and looks great. We used a pad and a piece of aluminium strip to stop getting colour on adjacent boards. Being translucent, each coat darkens the colour. Most people think it's timber!
Of concern is a slimy, clear material which drops from the deck after rain on to the car parked under the deck and a tiled pat...
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I built an 80 sq m deck with inex decking about 18 months ago. It looks great, but unfortunately l've had 2 incidents recently where the decking just snapped. Not a good look on the shins... The build complied with the specs in every way. Is this a common occurance?
I have not experienced that problem, although the builder did (very wisely) suggest doubling up the joists as the old deck was 'springy'.
It certainly feels a lot better to walk on and considering the additional weight of Inex (40% I recall) it sounds prudent.
Maybe that should be a recommendation of the Inex suppliers.
Thanks JAD, but as l built the deck according to Ubiq specs, I wouldn't expect to have to improve on those specs. That's like saying everyone who builds a house should install double the amount of framing. I can see what you mean, but specs are specs, I'm not a structural engineer to improve them. The fact that the broken planks has happened twice now, just scares me...
Please advise me where did you purchase UBIQ materials I was not able to contact their office in Gladsville and their showroom in Auburn is closed as well
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