Patio Deck Kit FAQ

Patio Deck Kit & Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum and maximum top of joist/bottom of joist heights for the complete range of KlevaKlip Deck Building Products?

 How to achieve Min & Max Top/Bottom of Joist heights PDF


How can I purchase the Patio Deck Kit and Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster?

The Patio Deck Kit  and Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster have now been released into the Australian market around. It will take time for the Timber Merchants and Hardware stores to become aware of the product and to receive stocks. If they don't have stock, they can order the product in from our distributors and have stock within a few days.

Alternatively, if you need product quickly, you are welcome to purchase is via our Online Store


What is the Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster?

The Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster is an optional add-on, and only works in conjunction with the Patio Deck Kit which just clips onto the underside of the Nylon Base Plate.


How is the Patio Deck Kit and Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster packaged?

Patio Deck Kit -contains 9 x Aluminium Joists @ 1,000mm (39.6 inches) long, 36 Nylon Base Clips and 9 end-caps to provide the finishing touch.

Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster- contains 36 Base Pieces and 36 Top Pieces.

Note: For every box of the Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster you will need one box of the Patio Deck Kit.


What coverage does one Patio Deck Kit /Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster provide?

Australia/NZ: approx. 3.8 sq metres with joists @ 450 mm centres

USA: approx. 35 sq feet with joists @ 16 inch centres

These are approximate coverage only and depends on your exact deck area dimensions. If you require exact coverage work out the number of aluminium joists required, then you need to work out the number of "joists spacings" along your deck and remember to add one for the initial joist.

IF IN DOUBT - DRAW A SMALL DIAGRAM  AS SHOWN BELOW WITH THE DIMENSIONS OF YOUR DECK.

IN THIS EXAMPLE YOU HAVE 12 ALUMINIUM JOISTS @ 4.5 metres long = 54 metres. EVERY BOX OF PATIO DECK KIT CONTAINS 9 x 1 meter Length ALUMINIUM JOISTS

SO YOU WILL REQUIRE  6 X BOXES PATIO DECK KIT and 6 X BOXES OPTIONAL PATIO DECK KIT HEIGHT ADJUSTER (if adjustment is required)

 


What is the actual top-of joist height of the Patio Deck Kit?

35mm fixed ( 1.4 inches)  Snap-Loc clip adds 4mm = total 39 mm


What height does the Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster add?

Gives a minimum height increase of 12mm (approx. equal to a 1:100 “fall” over a 1 metre length), resulting in a “top of joist” height of 46mm, and allows the Patio Deck Kit aluminium joist to be adjusted in small increments to a maximum top of joist height of 68mm. This is perfect for either raising your whole deck, or for taking the “fall” out of your concrete slab.


How do I assemble the Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster?

 Watch our Assembly Overview Video


What are the dimensions of the aluminium joists?

 1000 mm Long x 30 mm Height x 40 mm Width  x 2 mm in thickness  


When clipping the Nylon Base clips including the Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster to the aluminium joists what is the spacing ?

Approximately every 330mm (13 inches) 


What height are the Nylon Base Clips?

Nylon Base clips provide 4mm clearance over your concrete /tiled area.  


What is the maximum distance between the joists?

Maximum Australia/NZ 450mm or 16 inches for USA  


What are the Approved Adhesives for adhering the Nylon Base clips to concrete/tiled surfaces?

Soudal T-Rex Power Flexi or Fast Grab SMX adhesive.  


What types of decking boards go best with the Patio deck Kit?

When building decks low over concrete, it is important to use the most stable decking products – the new generation “capped” composite decking boards are ideal for use in this type of situation as the capping greatly increases moisture resistance.

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, especially if you were considering using wider (eg 140mm) decking boards.


Are there any specific ways to fix decking boards to the aluminium joists?

Fixing to aluminium joists is substantially the same as fixing to steel joists. 

For composite boards, install as per manufacturer regulations for installation with steel joists.

Note – a great way to fasten (ModWood and Trex) boards down is to use the KlevaKlip Snap-Loc concealed fixing system. The clips can be adhered to the Aluminium joists using Soudal “T-Rex” adhesives, so no screws or nails at all are needed for your deck – then just walk the boards in. The easiest way you will ever lay a deck!

For further Installation details please check out the link below:

 Watch our Patio Deck Kit Install Video

Should you decide to use timber decking, pre-drill and countersink the timber before fixing with galvanised steel “tek screws” (use Stainless steel in high corrosion areas). It's a good idea to discuss suitability and installation with your decking supplier. 


What are the Approved Adhesives for adhering the Snap-LOC clips to the aluminium joists?

Soudal T-Rex Power Flexi or Fast Grab SMX adhesive.  Please note it is essential to prime the top of the aluminium joists with Soudal Surface Activator. Wait 10 minutes before applying approximately 6mm bead of Soudal adhesive to the middle of the aluminium joists.


What type of screws do I use when fastening timber decking boards to the top of the aluminium joists?

Pre-drill before using Galvanised "tek" screws 10 G 30-40 mm. (use stainless steel in high corrosion areas)


What size gap do I need between the boards?

For both Timber and Composite Decking a minimum gap of 5-6 mm is required to assist ventilation.


What are the Cyclone or Tornado areas fixing requirements?

In these areas, as a minimum you need to secure every second base clip to your concrete with an 8 mm (5/16 inch) masonry bolt, plus all aluminium joists should be secured to the base clips via 8 gauge self-drilling tek screw on each side of the joist


What size galvanised masonry bolt or screw anchor should be used to hold down the nylon base clips if required?

8mm (5/16) masonry bolt or screw anchor


What are the box dimensions and weighs of the Patio Deck Kit and the Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster?

Patio Deck Kit - Dimensions Length 106 cm x 14 cm Width x 10 cm Height- Weight 7.5 kgs

Optional Patio Deck Kit Height Adjuster - Dimensions Length 47cm x  14cm Width x 11cm Height- Weight 2 kgs