Leaking decks were associated with a significant proportion of leaky homes in New Zealand, and part of the QwickBuild design allows for the easy uplift of any area of decking, tiles or turf to inspect the membrane underneath. “As opposed to traditional timber decking, this is really important because with timber decking, once you’ve ripped it up it needs to be replaced entirely due to the number of nail and screw holes. With this system, you’re not damaging the structural integrity of the materials by lifting them and they are easily re-installed.”
Integrated ventilation and drainage grate systems can also be worked into the design to allow for a good level of airflow beneath the decking area.
Outdure now has offices in Auckland, Sydney and Hong Kong and operates a team of nine full time draftspeople who develop designs based on architects’ drawings. “They provide a full service and create construction drawings, deal with the engineering requirements and complete finished designs. Essentially, this is a complete system for architects, builders, designers and specifiers.”
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