Are you ready to create a deck that not only dazzles with its beauty but also stands the test of time? Look no further than Eva-Last bamboo composite decking – the ultimate solution for building a durable and stunning deck.
As experts in bamboo composite building materials, Eva-Last takes the hassle and headache out of deck construction and maintenance. With their step-by-step installation guides and helpful YouTube videos, you’ll have all the resources you need to tackle the project yourself or monitor your contractors with confidence.
Eva-Last offers a comprehensive range of board profiles and accessories that are not only easy to install but also require minimal upkeep. Say goodbye to constant maintenance and hello to a deck that remains beautiful for years to come.
To ensure your deck construction is a resounding success, follow these five simple steps recommended by Eva-Last:
Step 1: Choose the Perfect Decking Material
Before diving into the installation process, carefully consider the specifications of your site and ensure your selected decking material aligns with them. Factors to evaluate include environmental conditions, foot traffic, safety features, maintenance requirements, durability qualities, and warranty options. With Eva-Last’s wide selection of bamboo composite decking ranges, such as Pioneer, Apex, Infinity, and Eva-Tech, you can enjoy the aesthetics of natural timber while benefiting from advanced capabilities and eco-friendly features, all backed by impressive warranties.
Step 2: Establish a Solid Sub-Structure
A stable sub-structure is crucial for a well-built deck. Prepare the surface beneath the deck and ensure your frame, whether made of steel or wood, provides a sturdy foundation. Consult professional advice if needed and consider technical specifications, load-bearing capacities, and building by-laws. Take care to properly space the struts, support all boards along cut edges, use double joists at butt joins, and incorporate noggins where breaker boards are used. Eva-Last provides detailed sub-structure installation guidelines on their website for each composite decking product.
Step 3: Calculate Expansion and Contraction Gaps
Bamboo composites, like natural materials, expand and contract due to environmental conditions and temperature fluctuations. To accommodate these changes, it’s essential to calculate the expansion and contraction gaps accurately. Refer to the installation guide for calculations and take into account temperature variations. Lighter-coloured decks are recommended for high-temperature areas, and shorter board lengths and breaker boards can help minimise gaps.
Step 4: Start Installation from the Outside
When installing your deck, begin from the outside edge and work towards the building. Consider adding extra blocking for additional support on the edges. Use a square-edged profile board as the first starter board, ensuring the recommended overhang for fastening. Face-fasten the square-edged board with colour-matched Hulk fasteners, following specific instructions for each range of bamboo composite decking. For subsequent rows, switch to hidden fasteners for a seamless look. Cut the last board closest to the building to size and secure it properly.
Step 5: Add the Perfect Finishing Touches
Complete your deck by installing fascia boards around the perimeter, fastening them directly to the frame beneath the deck. Cut the fascia at appropriate angles for continuous joints and corner fascia. Secure the fascia boards with screws at regular intervals.
For detailed instructions tailored to your specific Eva-Last decking brand, consult the installation guide available on their website.
With Eva-Last as your trusted partner, you can confidently build a deck that withstands the test of time. Backed by industry-leading warranties and straightforward installation guidelines, the process becomes a breeze. So, get ready to create an Eva-lasting deck that will be the envy of the neighbourhood.