Building your own deck is not only easy, it can he done In less than a day.
The foundations are mega anchors which requlre no concrete footings. All you need is a sledge hammer and a cordless drlll. Underneath the deck, the mega anchors leave plenty of storage space and the whole structure is both economical and environmentally friendly.
The support structure for the decking is made up of Greenspan Galvanlsed Top Hats which form the bearers and joists.
There are two main reasons to use CORCON.
One, the most important, is that CORCON is a value integrated product. This means that there are enormous savings to the client, developer, contractor and subcontractor.
Two - CORCON will eventually replace millions of cubic metres of rainforest plywoods,and save millions of tonnes of concete and steel reinforcing resulting in embodied energy savings of 200-300%.
The first 4000m2 Placed in a Manila Shopping Centre with 500m2 Corcon used 8 times in 8 weeks resulting in savings of 50% compared to precast Joist System (similar to Ultra Floor).
One of DCI clients in Malaysia - IJM, a multi-national company- has successfully used CORCON in two 5 storey carparks and are claiming that its use has resulted in a 20% saving on costs and 30% reduction in construction time.
Over 200,000sq m of CORCON has been placed in the ACT in the last ten years,
A company using this formwork in Darwin has claimed a saving of up to $80 per square metre,