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Decking Spacing DIYnot Forums

Hi, My friend has just put some decking down and left a 7mm gap between the boards. He is now worried that with shrinkage these will become excessive.

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Spacing between decking boards - Renovate Forum

If the decking is tight or has too small a gap and the timber gets very wet and swells something has to give. I've seen decking so well attached to joists and bearers that the swelling after much rain combined with very very wet soil has lifted the posts out of the ground as the timber twists and turns to try to move.

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What spacing between boards on a deck? - Sawmill Creek

I've built 3 decks with cedar - the first two, I left a small gap between the board I built a small jig to space them and align the screws on each board . The third deck I butted them together. The ones with the spaces now have clearly larger gaps from the boards shrinking.

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Whats the Correct Gap Space Between Boards

Youre planning to build your deck, you ask your buddies and read the thousands of deck blogs and everyone seems to give you VERY different answers about what is the proper gap spacing you should be using for all your boards.

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TREX Decking Installation Guidelines - Fox Home Center

If using 2x8 framing, use 2 screws every 18". If using 2x10 framing use 3 screws every 18". ALWAYS remember to gap fascia properly. NOTE: This does not apply if using standard decking boards for fascia. If using decking as fascia use 3 screws every 12".

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Decking expansion gaps Screwfix Community Forum

don't know about decking but with wood flooring if wood is wood the expansion gap is there because you can't be sure that it has been at the highest temperature and the highest humidity of it's lifetime.

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Decking Spacing Gap - green composite decking

Composite Decking: The Proper Gap Spacing For Your Deck Congratulations You've made the decision to build a new deck or repair/replace an old one, and you've decided to use hidden deck fasteners for a flawless

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Decking Spacing DIYnot Forums

I laid decking one June, with 5mm spacing and the timber was in the garden in shelter for a couple of weeks first The joints opened up to about 10mm by the following year and have never got any narrower - even in winter.

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How to Build a Deck: Composite Decking and Deck Railings

How to Build a Deck: Composite Decking and Railings. Start by determining the number of posts you need and the post spacing. You should have posts by the house, at outer corners and at the top of the stairs. The hidden clips set a drainage gap between the boards. Step 1. Starting near the house side of the deck, use screws to secure the

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Color Coded Decking Board Gap Spacers In 5 Sizes DeckWise

WiseGuides Decking Board Gap Spacers. Creating Perfect Deck Board Gap Spacing. Watch how you can create beautiful, uniform deck board gap spacing with our WiseGuides board spacing tool that works flawlessly with the Hardwood Wrench or any other board straightening tool.

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