DIY: Make your balcony summer-proof, by Bob

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I was able to raise/widen my balcony using, among other things, plywood hardwood panels via The plates are finished with stain. I then mounted the okoume on hardwood beams on tile girders. Finally, to finish it off, I laid WPC composite click tiles on top.

DIY: Make your balcony summer-proof!

After extensive planning (see working drawings), the materials were selected. and having bought the right tools, I was able to purchase the plates. In close consultation with, I opted for Okoume hardwood plywood panels. I mounted this on a framework of hardwood beams, which were placed on tile supports, to be at the same height as the edges of my former balcony (see photos). The whole thing is finished with WPC click tiles.

What was very nice, among other things, is that honestly indicated that I would be better off using the okoume plates for my project. Even though okoume boards are a lot cheaper, she still recommended this type of wood instead of concrete hardwood which I was planning to use. Both because these boards would provide more friction with regard to the click tiles that would be placed on them, and because these boards would be less sensitive to tension/warping when exposed to moisture. I really liked this honest way of working and correct, tailor-made advice.

I was also advised, later on correctly, that the thickness of 1.0 cm should be more than sufficient for the frame. I had installed with a space of max. 75.0 cm between the beams. This advice was given to me within 1 day so that I could proceed quickly and properly. Furthermore, the plates were of course delivered in exactly the right sizes, right to the door by the friendly employee.

PS: one point for improvement is the edges that can be finished diagonally, but it was not clear to me relative to what exactly the degrees (45 or 22.5 degrees for example) would be cut off. I thought 22.5 degrees was a 'sharper' corner/point while this would actually be 'blunter' was closer to 90 degrees than 45 degrees (so actually 67.5 degrees). Not a disaster, but a point to clarify, it only depends on what you define the degrees.

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