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Decking steps

# Decking steps - Steps How to Make Standard Exterior Timber...

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Steps How to Make Standard Exterior Timber Steps In this tuturial we show you how to make standard exterior steps 900mm wide, coming off a deck 900mm high. note: All steps higher than one metre off the ground require a building consent and a council approved handrail. As the steps we are going to build do not exceed 900mm from the ground, a building consent is not (necessarily) required. However we are going to go by the rules anyway: Step Rules: 1 Treads must be at least 280mm deep. 2 Rises must be a maximum of 185mm high. 3 Front of tread must overlap the back of tread below by between 15mm to 25mm. 4 There can be no gap more than 100mm between the vertical distance of treads, therefore riser boards will be needed to close any gaps. see Fig1 below Getting Started: To start off find the overall height from the top to the bottom of the steps. We know the height of the deck is 900mm above ground, but the ground comming away from the deck might not necessarily be level and the slope of the ground will affect the overall height of the steps. To find the true overall height of the steps first measure the height of the deck from the ground where the steps are to fit. (we know that measurement is 900mm). Then measure out from the deck (in the direction the steps are to go) in a level line, one and a half times the deck height measurement. (Approxamately). In this case, 1350mm.

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