Buildex 10 - 16 x 47mm Countersunk Ribbed Head Stainless Steel Decking Screws - 500 Pack
First up, we need identify where your screws are – this will help you find the joist.
Remove the old screws on the board that you are replacing, don't forget to wear your safety goggles and ear protection.
Once all the screws are removed, use a screwdriver to lever the old board up and out of the decking.
It's now time to measure the gap where your new board will be going and cut it to length. Place the old board over the new one and use your pencil to mark the correct length.
Once you have the markings, you can cut the new board using a circular saw or handsaw.
Place your board into the gap and now mark out where your screws will go. They should be in line with the existing nails on the deck, and 15mm in from each edge and 10mm from the ends.
With your board in place, pre-drill the holes with 2.5mm drill bit so the new nails won't split the board. Use a countersink drill bit it so that your screws sit flush with your deck.
Place the screw into the hole and then screw into place.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.