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Bracing for decks the easy way

Bracing for decks the easy way

This video covers complex subject of bracing for a New Zealand deck using NZS 3604. By using the bracing calculator on the ROBO Deck Designer website this video shows how to work out:
1) Your required bracing in both lateral and longitudal directions.
2) How this be achieved using bracing lines with anchor or braced piles.
3) Examples of the braced piles used in the bracing.

Please note this video replaces a previous video which had issues with the sound.

ROBO Deck Designer - Creating Siteplans all explained

ROBO Deck Designer - Creating Siteplans all explained

This video covers the more challenging part of creating a siteplan for a deck drawing using ROBO Deck Designer. This tutorial will go through all the steps in creating a fully working siteplan drawing to go with your deck drawings.

The areas covered are:

  • 1. Creating your house shape
  • 2. Creating your siteplan boundaries
  • 3. Adding street details to your siteplan
  • 4. Adding in the relationship between your house and siteplan
  • 5. Creating a houseplan when your house shape is not able to be created using the preprogrammed house shapes. The house shape can be added using an alternative method.
Planning a deck in New Zealand in 2022 What you need to know

Planning a deck in New Zealand in 2022 What you need to know

Planning a New Zealand Deck in 2022 - What You Need to Know

Building a deck this year? Great! This video shows you all the things you need when planning a deck.

The areas covered are:

  • 1. Purpose of deck - what will your deck be used for?
  • 2. Location - available area, height, views, wind & sun
  • 3. Budget - how to calculate the cost of your deck.
  • 4. Building code, building consent & resource consent - Determining if you require building & resource consent and a guide to the building codes that your deck needs to follow.
  • 5. Can you build it yourself? - Limitations on what you can do, and the skill level required when building a deck.
ROBO Deck Designer | adding a new deck | behind the scenes | Part 2

ROBO Deck Designer | adding a new deck | behind the scenes | Part 2

Join me behind the scenes as I add a new deck plan to the ROBO Deck Designer website. To add a new deck this isn't that straightforward and a lot of planning goes into this.

Before any computer code is sorted out, 3D CAD models for the decks are created just to check that the designs are compliant with the New Zealand building codes, primarily NZS3604.

Unfortunately this process didn't go entirely smoothly, and to be brutally honest this was quite difficult and really, highlights the fact that ROBO Deck Designer is an extremely complex website.

For part 2, this video covers the aspects of creating programming code from the 3D models. Again it was quite a huge effort, with things going wrong all the time. But perserverance did pay off, and I finally got there in the end.

To check out how fast it is to create a deck drawing, please check out this video

ROBO Deck Designer | adding a new deck | behind the scenes | Part 1

ROBO Deck Designer | adding a new deck | behind the scenes | Part 1

Join me behind the scenes as I add a new deck plan to the ROBO Deck Designer website. To add a new deck this isn't that straightforward and a lot of planning goes into this.

Before any computer code is sorted out, 3D CAD models for the decks just to check that the designs are compliant with the New Zealand building codes, primarily NZS3604.

Unfortunately this process didn't go entirely smoothly, and to be brutally honest this was quite difficult and really, highlights the fact that ROBO Deck Designer is an extremely complex website.

This video covers part 1 where I create the 3D models. Part 2 will be out in a few weeks time and will cover the coding and testing process. For those that aren't familiar with ROBO Deck Designer, its an online tool for creating high quality detailed deck drawings for New Zealand houses in minutes.

The anatomy of a deck: all the different parts and materials that make up a deck

The anatomy of a deck: all the different parts and materials that make up a deck

The anatomy of a deck. This video takes you step by step through the different parts and materials that make up a deck. Each step is clearly shown using diagrams with the different sections. The terminology and building codes here are for New Zealand, but would be very similar for other decks designed in other countries. The sample deck used here is a 1.5m high deck with a handrail, but also decks with pergolas are mentioned.

Join us as we go through the anatomy of a deck.

Online Deck Designer - is it possible to design a deck this way that meets all the building codes?

Online Deck Designer - is it possible to design a deck this way that meets all the building codes?

Can an online deck designer help you create a deck that is both practical and meets the relevant building codes? We look at ROBO Deck Designer where you can be the judge over how fast and usefull the ROBO Deck Deck Designer is.
Can you build a deck yourself?

Can you build a deck yourself?

Can you build a deck yourself? What you need to know about deck building codes, do you have the skills yourself? Do you know what's involved. I'll run through all the different building codes you need to know for deck construction in New Zealand. And while you're there don't forget to check out the ROBO Deck designer website.
Editing a deck drawing using ROBO Deck Designer (V2 redone)

Editing a deck drawing using ROBO Deck Designer (V2 redone)

Editing a NZ deck plan drawing has never been easier with ROBO Deck designer. In this video we show you how you can modify your deck plan drawing by changing the length and remove the seating/planter boxes. The changes are all done to NZ (New Zealand) building codes. Please note this video is similar to the previous video, but has been redone with the new styling of the ROBO Deck Designer website.
ROBO Deck Designer (V2 redone)

ROBO Deck Designer (V2 redone)

Designing a New Zealand deck online to NZ building codes using ROBO Deck Designer. This website creates many varieties of deck plans in minutes. The deck designer also allows for site plans incorporated in the drawings. ROBO Deck designer, the fastest, easiest way to create a deck plan. Please note this is version 2 of the design process.

Disclaimer: Whilst this website contains a lot of information on the design of decks which has been produced with the highest level of professional care, ROBO Deck Designer, ROBO Design Solutions or Paul Roberts (the developer of this website) does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information on this website. This website is intended as a guide only, please refer to the New Zealand building code for the appropriate regulations.



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