FENCING Awards 2021 nomination - Sierra Carinya Deck and Screen

FENCING Awards 2021 nomination - Sierra Carinya Deck and Screen

Sierra Carinya Deck and Screen project by PH Fencing in Piambong near Mudgee, NSW.

PH Fencing gave Australian Fencing Awards some key information on their Sierra Carinya Deck and Screen project.

Challenges involved in the project

  • Deck construction suitable for carrying the weight of a stone bath with a stand alone privacy screen with shelf on the side of a hill was a job we had been challenged with.
  • The cross members under the deck needed to be placed to maximise strength under the bath, filled with water and 1-2 people!
  • We had timing constraints, an install that could be achieved in between guest bookings.
  • All the holes had to be jackhammered to depth due to its desired position on the side of a rocky hill.
  • Material had to be sourced from an alternative supplier as our local store didn't have the quantity or quality we required.
  • We had also been asked to install a "floating" shelf in the same material!

Products used on the project

  • PH Fencing used steel piers concreted into the ground, steel 100 and 150 C Purling for Joists and Bearers.
  • 140mm x 19mm SpecRite FJ reeded Merbau was used for the deck floor, secured with Dec King Buildex M6 decking screws, Prepped with Feast and Watson Woodclean and oiled with Cabots oil based deck oil - Merbau.
  • Cabots Timber Prep and Deck Clean were used on the privacy screen, then oiled with Wattyl Weatherguard WB Deck Oil, Merbau tint.
  • The screen was made using horizontal 90 x 19mm non-reeded Merbau decking between Monument powdercoated Steel Posts, with cap inserts, powdercoated Whites Outdoor 19mm Slat Rear Fix Screen Up separator, slats separated with Whites 110mm Slimline Spacers.

Outcome of the project

  • We actually finished a day earlier than anticipated which meant the bath could be installed in plenty of time for the plumber to do his install.
  • The project came out amazingly and the client couldn't wait to get the photos of it up onto his Facebook and website.

This project by PH Fencing has been nominated in the Australian FENCING Awards 2021.