DIY: Make your balcony summer proof, by Bob

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Bob

Bob

NL

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2 minutes

Description

I was able to raise / widen my balcony with the help of, among other things, plywood hardwood plates via TOSIZE.co.uk. The plates are finished with stain. Then I mounted the okoume on hardwood beams on tile girders. Finally, to top it off, I put WPC composite click tiles on top.

DIY: Make your balcony summer-proof!

After extensive planning (see working drawings), choosing the materials and buying the right tools, I was able to purchase the plates. In consultation with TOSIZE.co.uk I have chosen Okoume harwood plywood boards. I mounted this on a framework of hardwood beams, which lay on tile supports, in order to be level with the edges of my former balcony (see photos). The whole is finished with WPC click tiles. What was very nice, among other things, is that TOSIZE.co.uk honestly stated that I could better use the okoume plates in my project. Despite the fact that okoume boards were a lot cheaper, she still recommended this type of wood instead of concrete hardwood which I planned to use. Both because these boards would give more friction with regard to the click tiles that would lie on them, as well as that these boards would be less sensitive to tension / warping when exposed to moisture. I really liked this honest way of working and correct tailor-made advice. I was also advised, later proved right, that the thickness of 1.0 cm should be more than sufficient on the framework I had mounted with a space of max. 75.0 cm between the beams. This advice was given to me within 1 day so that I could proceed quickly and properly. Furthermore, the plates are of course delivered in exactly the right sizes, up to the door by the friendly employee. PS: point for improvement is the edges that can be finished diagonally, whereby it was not clear to me with regard to what exactly the degrees (45 or 22.5 degrees for example) would be cut off. I thought that 22.5 degrees would produce a 'sharper' angle / point while this was 'blunter' and came out closer to 90 degrees than 45 degrees (so actually 67.5 degrees). Not a disaster, but a point to clarify, it is only in relation to what you define the degrees.

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150.0 x 75.0 x 1.0 cm boards 8 times.

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8 items in total

€567.20


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