Patio Deck Kit
Patio Deck Kit Plus Optional Height Adjuster
Provisional Patent App no. 2019903092
FOR SUPER-LOW DECKS OVER CONCRETE
(1 3/8 inches) to the top of the aluminium joist – he lowest height of any off-the-shelf decking sub-structure system on the market.
Now available as an optional add-on Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster
Or simply just want the joist height a little higher
Patio Deck "Kit" (PDK)
Designed for those areas where there is an extremely minimal step-down from the house or apartment block to your patio area, this product consists of an engineered extruded aluminium joist and nylon base clips, providing a fixed height pf 35mm (1 3/8 inches) top of aluminium joist height.– meaning that a typical decking board arrangement can still be installed at less than 60mm (2 1/4 inches) over your concrete slab or tiled area.With the major components being aluminium and nylon, there is no problems with rust, rot, or “moisture-wicking” from a timber batten into your decking boards, thus ensuring longevity of your decking boards.
If you have a waterproof membrane the nylon base clips can be fixed to your concrete or tiles using Soudal adhesives, eliminating the need for penetration of the base surface – tests have demonstrated that the adhesion and longevity of use is more than adequate in all but the most stringent of situations (eg cyclone or tornado areas).
For concrete or tiled surfaces the nylon base clip can be fixed using 8 mm masonry anchors, or a combination of 8 mm masonry anchors fixed at both joist ends and shared joins. For the remaining nylon base clips in between both joist ends, can be fixed to the concrete or tiles using Soudal Adhesives. Each box of Patio Deck Kit contains 9 x aluminium joists @ 1000mm, 32 base clips, 9 x end caps and covers approximately 3.8 Sq meters @ 450mm centres
(Optional) Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster (PKA)
Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster is an optional extra – this product allows the PDK assembly to be adjusted in small increments to a maximum top of joist height of 65mm (2 9/16 inches).
If you have a waterproof membrane the Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster can be fixed to your concrete or tiles using Soudal adhesives, eliminating the need for penetration of the base surface – tests have demonstrated that the adhesion and longevity of use is more than adequate in all but the most stringent of situations (eg cyclone or tornado areas).
For concrete or tiled surfaces the Height Adjuster can be fixed using 8 mm masonry anchors, or a combination of 8 mm masonry anchors fixed at both joist ends and shared joins. For the remaining Height Adjusters in between both joist ends, can be fixed to the concrete or tiles using Soudal Adhesives. Each Box of Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjusters contains 36 Adjusters and covers approximately 3.8 sq meters @ 450mm centres
Patio Deck Kit in Action
(Optional) Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster in Action
Patio Deck Kit enables deck height with decking boards as low as 55 mm (2 1/4 inches)
Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster provides an adjustable top of joist height of up to 65 mm (2 9/16 inches)
Engineered aluminium profile for extra joist strength
Wont rust like steel
Wont rot like timber
Zero possibility of moisture transfer that is prevalent through using timber battens/joists on to concrete
Easy to install for the Pro or Handyman.
Easy to cut aluminium joist using a fine tooth aluminium cutting blade.
Provided you have not a membrane to contend with both Patio Deck Kit and Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster can be fixed to the concrete or tiled surface by using a 8mm masonry anchor.
360° View Patio Deck Kit
360° view Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster
"Cost efficiency of using the Patio Deck Kit"
WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF USING THE PATIO DECK KIT ?
On the surface of it, the costs of using this product come across as a little expensive – in the region of $50 - $60 per square metre
– it sounds a lot compared to using straight timber or steel battens which may be half this amount. However, when you consider the Patio
Deck Kit is a full system designed to keep your joists off the concrete, they won’t rot, they won’t rust, and they will outlast the life of your
deck itself, you can start to see the value in this product.
Remember – there is no point in installing expensive timber or composite decking designed to last 20-plus years, only to find that your substructure is
going to cause you problems after 5 – 10 years, especially when such problems may also have a negative influence on the decking boards themselves.
How much is peace of mind worth?
Types of decking boards to use
Whilst it is up to the individual, it should be remembered that ventilation under your decking boards should always be a consideration
in building a deck– even over concrete, and even when your patio area has a cover over it.
When building low over concrete areas, it is best to use the most stable types of decking. The new generation of “capped” composite
decking boards are ideal for use in this situation as the capping gives a good moisture barrier. Even better is the use of these boards when
combined with the KlevaKlip Snap-Loc clips (especially for use with Trex and ModWood decking)
Of the conventional timber types – merbau is an extremely stable decking and is suitable for most situations, however its “bleeding”
characteristics can be problematical. Many of the Australian hardwoods are great timbers, however it is advisable to get an opinion from
the “manufacturer” regarding their suitability in your specific situation.
Quick Install Overview Video on 6 SQM Patio Membrane
Assembly Overview Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster
Patio Deck Kit Shots with & without End Caps
Take your “hard” concrete or tiled patio Area
Add our easy to install joist system- wont rot or rust, whilst still allowing drainage
Transformed into a premium-looking deck area, perfect for relaxation/entertainment.