How do I enclose my desk?

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It is 12’ by 24’. Thinking of putting plywood and flooring, roof and screening in. How do I trim flooring in?
q i want to enclose my deck
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  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Mar 01, 2018
    You will need a CO from your town first...that doesn't look like it is condusive to that project.
  • Coolfurniturelady Coolfurniturelady on Mar 01, 2018
    Honestly, this deck does not appear to have the structure to support this. Please consult a licensed contractor who will get a building permit for this job.
  • Cathy Cathy on Mar 02, 2018
    Totally agree that you need to make sure it is structurally able to add on those changes.
  • 7218805 7218805 on Mar 02, 2018
    Definitely undersupported, even as it is now. It may not pass an inspection now.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 02, 2018
    I certainly agree with the concerns about the stability of the structure, and wonder if you referring to the top or the bottom part? If you want to enclose the bottom, just use screening. Instead of building a floor, have you thought of using paving stones or even sidewalk blocks? As for the top, If you want shade why not attach an awning to the house and go with that. I urge you to really consider the stability/safety of the initial structure.
  • Janet Janet on Mar 02, 2018
    Contact a local contractor as suggested above
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 02, 2018
    I'm sorry to tell you, but I don't think you'll be able to enclose your deck without major work. I don't know if it even has footings? The posts used to hold up your deck are not rated to hold the extra weight that you'll be adding. And it is a lot. You've got studs, drywall, plywood for the exterior, roof and floor, siding on the plywood, flooring, roofing materials, furniture when completed, and the list keeps going. You really need to get a licensed and insured contractor out there to see what can and can't be done.
  • Andrew Bounader Andrew Bounader on Mar 02, 2018
    Are you trying to stop water, wind and dust etc from entering the top or bottom section?
    If it's the bottom a small self enclosed room may be the answer. If it's the top then a bit more planning is needed.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Mar 02, 2018
    What is the building code? Check with your local government office.
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