Installing Assured Composite Decking Using Metal Clips
Decking Fastclips For Composite Decking
Use Starter Clips To Align The Deck
Fix decking starter clips to the edge of the framework at every joist. Screw through the hole on each decking starter clip with the screws provided ensuring that the screws are fully screwed into place to prevent catching on the composite decking board underneath.
Fix the first composite decking board by pushing into the decking starter clips. Check the composite decking board is securely in place before continuing.
We recommend a maximum joist overhang of 20mm.
Fixing Metal Decking Fastclips
Fix metal clips to the first composite decking board at every joist with the screws provided. Push the metal clips into the decking board groove and screw the other side down through the hole. Fix the next decking boards into place by pushing into the metal clips.
Where composite decking boards meet leave an 8mm expansion gap.
Continue with the same process until the last decking board, cutting decking boards where required.
Fixing The Last Decking Board
Fix the final composite decking board as normal but do not fix the metal clips to the outer groove. Pre-drill holes and screw through the outer groove of the decking board at an angle and into the joist with the screws provided. Start at 80mm approx then at every 300mm approx intervals.
Where the decking board groove is not accessible pre-drill holes and screw through the face of the decking board avoiding the groove.