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Construction for Landscape Architecture by Jamie Liversedge, Robert Holden

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STEP BY STEP CONSTRUCTING HARDWOOD LUMBER DECKING

Iroko was chosen for this swimming pool deck at the Intercontinental Hotel, Aphrodite Hills Resort, Cyprus, because it is a naturally durable hardwood that fades to a light silvergray in the sun. Lumber decking was used (rather than concrete, for example) because of its thermal comfort in a hot climate—particularly important for barefoot swimmers.

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Durable hardwood battens and shims are fixed to a concrete base.

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The finished deck surface just after the countersunk-screw-fixing of the sustainable ...

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