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How much decking do I need?

Nathan Taplin
Posted in Decking - Oct 21, 2015

How much decking do I need?

First you need to work out your square meters. You do this by taking the length and width of your decking and times them by each other.

Say your decking is 6m X 4m = 24m2

To find out how many lineal meters you need, take your square meters and divide it by the width of the decking boards.

If you are using 86 x 19 it would be 0.086 I would then add a 5mm gap between the boards to = 0.091

If you are using 130 x 19 it would be 0.130 I would then add a 5mm gap between the boards to = 0.135

So 24m2 of 86mm would be: 24 divided by 0.091 = 263.74 or 264 LM

And 24m2 of 130mm would be: 24 divided by 0.135 = 177.78 or 178 LM

You would then add 10% to take into account for timber wastage by X it by 1.1

86 x 19 decking covering a deck that is 6m X 4m needs: 264 X 1.1 = 290.40 or 290 LM

 

I hope this was helpful.