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Create Compliant Indoor/Outdoor Flow with Screwjack Pedestals

These were utilised to great effect on a beautiful new home overlooking Nelson's stunning coastline.  A key design feature of the project was the creation of seamless indoor/outdoor flow from the living spaces to the expansive deck which runs the full length of the house.

The New Zealand Building Code requires that an exterior deck’s waterproofing membrane must be a minimum of 100mm below the level of the interior floor slab and then slope away from the building at a minimum of 1.5 degrees (2.0 degrees in Auckland region).

The decking area on the Nelson home had a waterproofing membrane, which was to be covered with Italian tiles.  To create the seamless flow, with the outdoor tiles sitting at the same level as the inside floor level (and at zero degree slope), and still meet the NZ Building Code regulations, Buzon screwjack pedestals were installed.

The Buzon system suspends a deck's walking surface so it sits at the same height as the interior floor level.  While most pedestals have only height adjustment, Viking Buzon pedestals have both height and slope adjustment allowing for the substrate to slope away from the building by up to three degrees, while the deck surface remains flat (zero degrees).  

Buzon offers superior drainage while still promoting watershed and allows for the concealment of unsightly of services below an attractive deck surface.  It also provides superior load bearing as each pedestal can support over one tonne of weight meaning they are more durable under severe impact than the actual substrate.

The Buzon system is manufactured with European precision at Buzon's Belgium factory.

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June 2014 EBOSSNOW Product News

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