I built this deck with a friend of mine to go outside his beach hut in Hastings. Using a hardwood like Oak for this has many benefits. Firstly, it is far more resistant to rot than treated softwood. Secondly, it is a much harder timber which means it is much less likely to get eroded by foot traffic. Thirdly, it looks a fair bit more unique!
The base layer of stone and sand was dug out for the framework to be put in. I built it using lap joints which makes for a sturdy base!
The boards were screwed down with 4 inch brass screws with brass cups.