Deck Calculator - Stumps, Bearers, Joists and Boards with Individual + Total Costs and Connections (fasteners)
... Enter Linear Costs
Total Deck Height (Stump base to board top)
STUMP Running set-out points along Deck ~ along Bearer (to near side of each stump)
STUMP Running set-out points across Deck ~ along Joist from Inside
(to near side of each stump)
Fall in Width
BEARER Running set-out points, across Deck ~ along Joist from inner side (to near side of each bearer)
JOIST Running set-out points along Bearer (to near side of each joist)
See also: Deck and Floor Board Quantity and Spacing Calculator
for more detailed floor board spacing and gap calculations.
BOARD Running set-out points. Select board multiples to set out board placement.
Enter Costs per Linear Foot and % waste
Enter cost per linear foot and wastage % for Stumps, Bearers, Joists and Boards to Calculate individual and Total Costs.
Linear feet and cost are auto updated when the deck is re-calculated, with individual costs for stumps, bearers and joists displayed in each section.
Hit + and - buttons to open or close spacing, re-calculating the deck to find how different spacing options effect cost and materials.
After adjusting individual spacings (add or subtract stumps, bearer, joist etc), mouse over newly calculated 'Total Cost' results to see
previous cost and cost difference. You can instantly see how much extra it will cost to reduce spacings and add stumps, bearers, joists etc.
After entering linear costs, hit the + and - buttons under the top diagram to re-calculate deck and total cost, and mouse over cost to see difference.
If your deck is slightly out of square (different widths), calculate results for both widths, and set out each end to suit.
If necessary, adjust number of deck boards to match in both calculations, and see if different board gaps at each end of deck are acceptable, compared to equal gaps and cutting the last board at an angle.
Use the widest dimensions for linear quantities.
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If there is an Imperial (Feet and Inches) version, under the main Metric tab will be a smaller Imperial tab.
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