Aug , Freestanding Decks Solve ledger attachment and flashing problems by building a deck that s independent of the house wall By Matt Breyer As the owner freestanding Maybe there s no supporting structure adjacent, as when the deck is in the middle of a lawn or around an aboveground pool (Figure ).

Jun , Not many people are able to imagine how private or safe their imaginary balcony will feel, dozens of storeys above the street, adjacent to other balconies and buildings that are walled in glass I know a lot of people who are fearful of standing on a wafer thin slab of concrete that s hanging off the edge of a

Aug , As an alternative to the ledger, the deck I recently built is a freestanding structure, basically a giant platform built right next to, but not connected to, the house wall The house in question had two stories with a finished basement on the bottom level The finished ceiling of the basement prevented access to

Mar , Learn how to build an outdoor privacy wall that you can place in ground, or on a hard surface You ll see all the tools and materials needed for this project

Jun , ANSWER You should definitely look into installing a balcony as it would provide your home with a degree of usable outdoor floor space and this could, potentially, add five This is because the system does not require the construction of a raised platform, as the existing attic floor can be used to stand on.

Jun , There is no shortage of news stories about balcony failures When should home building owners be concerned about balcony and deck construction defects

Constructing a balcony style deck is generally only feasible during the original construction of a home The floor joists inside the home are extended outside, beyond the walls of the house, to support the deck floor The strength of the joists in the balcony are dependent on a considerable backspan of the same joists into

A deck can handle even the rowdiest gang of fraternity as long as the beam that carries the floor joists is properly bolted to the side of the house When the deck on this house near Kalamazoo, Michigan, fell during a party in killing a year old woman standing beneath itbuilding officials were

Aug , Self supporting We now come to self supporting balconies, which protrude from the building using a metal balcony frame The weight of the balcony structure, deck and balustrade is supported by columns or legs to minimise the cantilever forces normally taken by the building frame This type of balcony is

May , There are two possible ways of supporting the two corners of the balcony adjacent to the building You can install a conventional deck ledger that is The designers of TrekHaus, a Passive House duplex in Portland, Ore specified a steel frame to support the building s second floor balconies in a way that

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