Deck Building with KlevaKlip
Discover an easier way to deck landscape with KlevaKlip's concealed fixing systems. Find out more about KlevaKlips 'Patio Deck Kit' and 'Multi Purpose Support Kit".
KlevaKlip Systems Pty Ltd is an Australian owned company originally set-up to provide concealed fixing systems for decking materials. Over a period of time, the company has diversified to provide products that may fill niche markets in the building products industry that make low to the ground deck building easier.
Patio Deck Kit
This is a product for those areas where there is minimal step-down from the house or apartment block to your patio area. Primarily consisting of an engineered aluminium extrusion and nylon base clips, the Patio Deck Kit provides a fixed height of 35mm to the top of the aluminium joist – meaning that a typical decking board arrangement can still be installed at less than 60mm over your concrete slab or tiled area.
With the major components being aluminum and nylon, there is no problems with rust, rot, or “moisture-wicking” from a timber batten into your decking boards, thus ensuring longevity of your decking boards.
The nylon base clips can be fixed to your concrete or tiled using Soudal adhesives, eliminating the need for penetration of the base surface – tests have demonstrated that the adhesion and longevity of use is more than adequate in all but the most stringent of situations (eg cyclone or tornado areas).
It should be remembered that ventilation under your decking boards should always be a consideration in building a deck– even over concrete, and even when your patio area has a cover over it. When building low over concrete areas, it is best to use the most stable types of decking. The new generation of “capped” composite decking boards are ideal for use in this situation as the capping gives a good moisture barrier.
Even better is the use of these boards when combined with the KlevaKlip Snap-Loc clips (especially for use with Trex and ModWood decking) – the Snap-Loc clips can be adhered to the joists using the same Soudal adhesive, no screws or nails at all are needed for your deck.
Of the conventional timber types – merbau is an extremely stable decking and is suitable for most situations, however, its “bleeding” characteristics can be problematic. Many of the Australian hardwoods are great timbers, however, it is advisable to get an opinion from the “manufacturer” regarding their suitability in your specific situation.
Multipurpose support kit
The KlevaKlip Multi purpose support (MPS) has been designed as a mid-sized support to cater for the “gap” in the market for decks that are a bit too high for our “Adjustable joist support” and a bit too low for our “Adjustable bearer support”. The Multi Purpose Support has excellent adjustability, along with the strength and versatility to be used with either bearer/joist combinations, or with joists on their own. Coming in a “kit” form, it is efficiently packaged and quick and easy to assemble. All parts are fully hot-dip galvanised.
Find out more about these products and where to purchase them, here on the KlevaKlips website.