Deckfix Clips 12 x 40 x 35mm Pack of 150
I tried to use these clips on softwood deck boards, they just bent. Great idea but need to be stronger metal. I have been a carpenter for 42 years.
22 Jan 2015
Just taken up some decking after 10 plus years ... which was fixed down with these clips (or some similar). Decking was still fixed firmly/did their job. Galvanised surface questionable after that time but no real signs of serious corrosion.
Screw fixed these ones as opposed to nails on old ones(screws not supplied) used torx head screws so that screw would sit tight in the driver ... made job a tad easier.
Use ratchet straps to pull twisted boards into place plus a big hammer for further encouragement ... no problem with twisted boards.
Made up spacers to maintain gap sizes.
Only thing missing is a bit of square section tube to tap them into place with.
Look great = can't see them. Used fencing rails as decking material and they look better using these clips than a mate's expensive larch decking fixed down with c/sunk screws.
13 Aug 2014
Good clips but takes time
They are hard work to fix, but do the job nicely. Not as good as the old clips I have used before from B&Q. But the price is much better. IF you have cheap un-straight boards you will have no chance of fitting.
I put a screw at an angle on each deckboard on the inside to fix to deck to help stop any movement.
8 May 2014
clips are fine but cant believe they have saved 2p by leaving out the hollow square section driving tool which is essential to fix these.Dont buy em cos you cant fix em without this driving tool
22 Apr 2013