Installing Assured Composite Decking Using Metal Clips
Metal Clips Allow A 3mm Gap Between Deck Boards
Fix starter clips to the edge of the framework at every joist. Screw through the hole on each starter clip with the screws provided ensuring that the screws are fully screwed into place to prevent catching on the deck board underneath.
Fix the first deck board by clipping into the starter clip. Check the deck board is securely in place before continuing.
We recommend a maximum joist overhang of 20mm.
Fix metal clips to the first deck board at every joist with the screws provided. Place the metal clips into the deck board groove and screw the other side down through the hole. Fix the next deck boards into place.
Where deck boards meet leave an 8mm expansion gap.
Continue with the same process until the last deck board, cutting deck boards where required.
Fix the final deck board as normal but do not fix the metal clips to the outer groove. Pre-drill holes and screw through the outer groove at an angle and into the joist with the screws provided. Start at 80mm approx then at every 300mm approx intervals.
Where the groove is not accessible pre-drill holes and screw through the face of the deck board avoiding the groove.