What are the Dowd Adjustable Deck Supports?

Dowd Adjustable Deck Supports are metal supports designed to replace traditional timber and concrete footings. These supports offer several benefits, including:

  • Easy Installation: Dowd Adjustable Deck Supports are straightforward to install, saving you time and effort during the construction process.

  • Height Adjustment: These supports can be easily adjusted to accommodate uneven surfaces, ensuring a level and stable deck.

  • Durability: Made from sturdy materials, Dowd Adjustable Deck Supports provide long-lasting support for your deck, outperforming traditional timber footings.

How many deck supports do I need for my deck/ What are the spacings?

The number of deck supports required depends on the size and span of the timber being used. Thicker timber allows for wider spacing between supports. It is generally recommended to use 140 x 45mm or thicker timber for a sturdy deck. Consult local span tables and building codes to determine the specific requirements for your area. If unsure, it's advisable to consult with a structural engineer for expert guidance.

We found this guide to be helpful here, but refer to an engineer if you are unsure.

Once you have found out your spans of the timber being used, use this site here to work out how much timber and deck supports are needed. (Measurements are in millimeters)

Installation and Height Adjustment

To install Dowd Adjustable Deck Supports, refer to our detailed 'How-To' guide, which provides step-by-step instructions for a successful installation.

To adjust the height of the supports, simply turn the adjustment nuts on the thread, setting the desired height, and then tighten the side bolts to secure the adjustment.

Cost of Dowd Adjustable Deck Supports

The cost of Dowd Adjustable Deck Supports can vary based on factors such as deck size, number of supports needed, and project location. At Dowd Hardware, we offer competitive prices for our adjustable deck supports. Please refer to our website for pricing information. Prices can be found here.

Timber Selection for Deck Supports

Treated structural pine is commonly used for deck frames due to its durability and resistance to decay. The choice of treatment grade depends on the exposure and specific conditions. Here's a quick overview of treatment grades and their typical uses: