Hi everyone, I have a quick question about the bearer size which I am after some advice. I have noticed some DIY areas on the net suggest using 2 bearers each side of the post and some only 1.
I am building a 5 mtr long x 4 mtr wide deck and using 140mm x 45mm bearers. The bearers will sit on a post span of 1mtr
Joists will be 140mm x 45mm as well as I have these from an previous project. Joist will sit across the bearer span of 1.6mtrs
Is it ok to use a 140mm x 45 mm single piece for the bearer or should it be doubled up.
Kind regards Matt