Foundation of a wooden terrace
In that area Prepare the subsurface you could find out what preparatory work is necessary on the different substrates of a wooden terrace. At this point we would like to explain to you the principle according to which the support points of the substructure are set.
Support points of a substructure
The distances and number of support points are defined by the span of the level above. The larger the span of the respective upper level, the fewer support points are required.
With a large span of the substructure, the number of support points is reduced. The use of counter battens as a second substructure level then brings additional savings.
for a 400 x 400cm terrace
with counter battens vs. without counter battens
5 x 3 pieces = 15 pieces
5 x 9 = 45 pieces
When does a counter batten make sense?
A counter batten can save many support points. However, the use of counter battens is only worthwhile if the creation of the support points involves a relatively large amount of work and costs.
We recommend counter battens if...
- an assembly height of more than 30 cm is to be achieved.
- concrete foundations have to be poured as support points or post shoes are used.
With all other types of construction, the support points are mostly pedestals or terrace pads, which are very easy to lay and relatively inexpensive. In this case, counter battens make no sense.
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Table of Contents
Building instructions wooden terrace
Prepare the subsurface
meadow or earth
stone or concrete
roof or balcony
Lay out the foundation
Establish height compensation
Lay the substructure
Select saw blade
Screw the decking boards together
Building instructions terrace screws
Assembly instruction clips
Fade wooden terrace
Decking boards crooked