Construction d'une terrasse en bois - Vis ROCKET terrasse

How to build a patio ?

Construction d'une terrasse en bois - Vis ROCKET terrasse
The components the tools

Here are the parts you need to build a patio

  • Adjustable support pedestals
  • Joists
  • Wooden boards
  • Bitumen sheeting
  • Geotextile ground cover
  • Spacers or an x-shaped wedge
  • 5×60 ROCKET A2 stainless steel terrace screws
  • 6×100 and 5×40 ROCKET A2 stainless steel screws
  • A board straightener (optional)
  • A spirit level
  • A measuring tape
  • A brick mason’s ruler
  • A radial arm saw
  • A screw gun
  • A chalk line
  • A handsaw

 

The 5 key stages

1 - PREPARING THE GROUND
Begin by spreading out the geotextile ground cover across the entire area.

2 - LAYING THE JOISTS
Place the joists on the lines of pedestals and secure them with 5 x 40 stainless steel ROCKET screws.

3 - GLUING OF WATERPROOFING STRIPS
Apply the self adhesive strips bituminous waterproofing joists and spacers.

4 - LAYING AND FIXING THE BLADES
Fix the deck boards to the joists with ROCKET A2 stainless steel terrace screws 5x60.

5 - CUTS AND FINISHES
Screw a plank vertically onto the joists to hide the studs on the side of the terrace for more aesthetics.

To know in detail all the steps, download the tutorial

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Some advices

What type of wood should you use for your project ?

  • Tropical timber is well-suited to damp environments, making it the ideal choice for your construction project. Naturally rot-resistant, it is extremely hard-wearing and requires little maintenance. However, this type of wood mostly comes from Asia or the Amazon, meaning you must make sure that the forests it comes from are managed in an environmentally responsible way.
  • A good alternative to tropical timber is European timber (such as ash, chestnut, oak or pine) that has been thermally modified.
  • Composite lumber is very easy to look after.

In any case, we would recommend pre-drilling prior to fixing your boards to the joist, as outlined in the French construction industry standards.

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Outdoor wooden structures such as patios, cladding and fences require the use of treated or tropical wood in order to cope with bad weather or other vagaries.

You also have to pay particular attention when putting these sorts of structures together. At ROCKET we have developed a range of stainless steel screws, available in pozidriv and star head, which retain their levels of performance and design when used outdoors.

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ROCKET patio screws are ideal for patios made from hard or tropical wood.

They are double threaded, which ensures the boards will stay in place on the joists. As a result of the high-quality materials they are made from, they are among the best non-split screws on the market.

Pre-drilling required for hard wood, must comply with DTU 51.4 (French construction industry standards)

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