The Buzon pedestal system from Pasco Construction Solutions was specified for the new timber decking constructed at the Jones Bay Wharf redevelopment in Sydney.

One of the last remaining finger wharves on Sydney Harbour, Jones Bay Wharf was built in 1919 as an integral part of the port of Sydney. In 2003 the wharf was redeveloped into a commercial precinct consisting of two sheds with an upper and lower level divided by a central roadway. The former wharf is a prestigious office address today to many local and international businesses including the renowned Dalton House Conference Centre and one of Sydney’s premier waterfront restaurants, Flying Fish.

The timber decking was added to the redevelopment project as part of the heritage design; the decking was constructed on the upper exterior terraces and gantries. The timber joists placed directly on the waterproofed deck had deteriorated beyond repair over the past 10 years and needed to be replaced. However, to do so, a system was required that would raise the joists above the deck to allow water to freely drain underneath and prevent the bearers from rotting due to direct long term contact with water.

The Buzon pedestal system met the specific requirements of the project. Buzon’s DPH-series pedestals ranging from 17mm to 35mm were installed under the joists to support the newly constructed timber deck. The DPH pedestals are supplied with a specialised joist holder that connects to the top of the pedestal and accommodates joists up to 65mm in thickness. In some areas where the deck sloped away, PH5 slope compensation devices were attached to the top of the pedestals to create a level surface.

Buzon decking pedestals deliver a cost-effective and long-term solution for timber decks and paved terraces over exterior hard surfaces. Available in a range of heights from 17mm to 1050mm, the pedestals address the requirements of applications from a small terrace on a residential project to large scale commercial projects.