That is a very good question We get asked it a lot. Do I build the deck first? Do I do my concreting first? Do I do my roof first? What is the process?
More often than not, people believe that because like a home you do your foundation and then you build the walls up from that. Not the case with a veranda. Because a veranda is self sufficient it is its own structure. We like to go before any other landscaping or flooring is done The only time you may engage somebody to do flooring first is if potential preparation is required. I.e there is an old concrete slab that needs to be ripped up, there is a very unlevelled ground and we are going to have to cut in to get the levels right. That is one of the times you would do preparation first. But if we get go before the concrete, before the decking; what it does it gives you a well, better finished product. We get to go down into earth, put our own fittings. Then the carpenter will come and build a deck around that. The concrete will finish up around us. Rather than having to bolt on to concrete; which although it can be done, and we do it quite often on existing concrete, it is a nicer finish if you haven’t actually done the concrete. Decking you can never attach to. The decking structure was never built for a wood lift our design and attachment methods. So we would have to actually lift up your deck so that we can go down into earth and then you’d have to engage your carpenter to come and build around. I hope that answers your question