The final touch of a major rebuild was an 80m2 deck using a Boxspan frame. Customised, precisely measured beams, delivered to site, provided a strong clean structure that makes the house work.
Paying close attention to measurements and levels, once the bearers were in place the installation of the joists was very quick. The construction of the entire frame was done in a day by myself.
The idea of a deck that runs the length of the house and connects all rooms came from the design of the Borneo longhouse. It also capitalises on coastal views and provides an ideal entertaining area. The deck is 26m x 3m with merbau decking. The Boxspan joists provided a solid and true platform for the installation of the deck.