School playground with hardwood decking, Brighton, East Sussex

 

  • Location: St Bartholomew’s School, Brighton
  • Design Consultant: Jon Lee
  • Construction : Jon Lee, Richard Hobbs, Chris Peacock
  • Materials : Balau grooved decking boards mounted on softwood timber frame. Brickwork piers
Additional wood presserver treatment applied and allowed to dry. This also stained the timber a darker colour so it could not be so easily seen beneath the top dress deck boards.
Additional wood preserver treatment applied and allowed to dry. This also stained the timber a darker colour so it could not be so easily seen beneath the top dress deck boards.

 

Now the joist work is laid oud and set with a slight fall to allow water to run off and dry out the timbersafter peroids of rain.
Now the joist work is laid out and set with a slight fall to allow water to run off and dry out the timbers after periods of rain.
The deck boards are now laid out and screwed to the joist work using special deck screws.
Applying the deck oil to preserve the life and colour of the hardwood.
Over head shot of the finished job. It looked fantastic in the low winter sun. This was done in February! Decking can be carried out all year round
I think the kids were happy with their new playground. So were we! It was a pleasure to carry out the work for such good clients.