Thanks for sharing. It’s always nice to see designs from other countries and compare them to our building code. For example that cement block corner support would be over kill in the states. Where I live (Upstate NY) we need to dig below the frost line (42” or just over 1 meter) then fill it with concrete and then finally set wood post tomsupport the deck. Might sound easy but the last Ice Age deposited Medina Stone all over the north east US and you can’t dig into the ground just a few inches without hitting the rocks! Miserable job!
We also have an interesting law in our town for decks and other outside structures. If the deck is attached to the house (we call that a ledger board) then it is considered a permanent improvement and you pay additional taxes, assuming you got the appropriate permit approval first. If you do not get the permit then you are fined. If the deck is free standing then it is not considered permanent and you pay no additional tax. If the deck is more than 3 feet off the ground it must have a railing.
So how do they know if you have a deck or pool or out building on your property? One every few years they hire a company to fly over the neighborhoods and take photos of properties then compare them to the previous years photos. Now I think they use google satellite images and soon drones. Pretty sad when you’d think about it.
So good luck with the deck! Hopefully you can have a deck party when the Dutch team is back in the World Cup along with the US and Italy!
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Dave in Rochester, NY