Note: The figures given here include 10% wastage and are approximate only. Final order quantities are the buyer’s responsibility and should be checked and verified prior to order placement. Abodo will not accept liability for over or under-ordered items. Thank you!
Always consult a professional before beginning your deck project. Draw a sketch plan of the site where your deck will be going and note measurements on here. When designing your deck consider the following: deck boards typically run parallel with the wall of the house or building plan your deck around the width of deck boards including spacing distance eg: for 90mm wide deck boards with a 6mm spacing you should plan in increments of approximately 96mm, this will ensure that you don’t have to re-size the final board at the edge of the deck once you have a sketch plan, measure and mark out the deck in the actual space to be covered
Measure the perimeter of area to be covered with a tape measure and note measurements in metres on a sketch drawing.
- First measure the length along the wall of the building in metres.
- Then measure the distance from the wall of the building out to the edge of the deck
- Multiply numbers from step 1 and step 2. If you are planning to build stairs off the deck, measure the dimension of each stair
- Measure the depth of the stairs from the back edge to front edge
- Measure the width of each stair
- Multiply numbers from step 6 and step 7
- Add numbers from steps 3 and 7 – this is the total square meter coverage of decking
Enter the total square meter figure into the calculator- this will then give you the number of lineal meters required for the job – note the calculator allows 10% additional decking timber to account for wastage (off cuts) during installation and two coats of oil.
Always consult a professional designer before beginninga timber cladding project. Measure the perimeter of area to be covered with a tape measure in metres and note onto a sketch drawing.
- First measure the length along each wall of the building.
- Then measure the distance at least 50mm below the floor level of the building to the top of the wall (bottom of the soffit -where the wall meets the roof)
- Measure heights and widths of door and window openings, multiply these add together
- Multiply numbers from step 1 and step 2 and subtract numbers from step 3
- Continue around the building measuring each wall to covered in the same way as in steps 1-4.
- Add all numbers from step 5 – this is the total square meter coverage of cladding.
Enter the total square meter figure into the calculator- this will then give you the number of lineal meters required for the job – note the calculator allows 10% additional timber cladding to account for wastage (off cuts) during installation.