Enclosing an aluminum framed screened deck

rmlsllMay 3, 2009

My daughter wants to convert a 10'x12' screened deck off the kitchen into a study/office. The structure is framed with aluminum tubes and beams. The floor is fairly nice tile, but it's about 3.5" below the kitchen floor (just a couple of inches above grade), and she wants them to be flush.

Questions we have are:

1. Can we just place forms around the perimeter and pour another 3" or so of concrete directly on the tile (with prefinished wood flooring to make up the difference)?

2. Can we leave the aluminum in place and use regular framing lumber to make walls (we'd use drywall on a treated 2x4 sill, 2x4 studs and ceiling joists at 16" o.c.)? I'll check building dept about insulation requirements in case we need R19 in the walls, etc (Summerville, SC).

3. We'd like to leave the existing roof in place. Also the existing aluminum soffit (The soffit would be hidden by the new drywall ceiling).

Would appreciate any tips from those with experience. Especially regarding pouring the concrete directly on the tile.

Thanks much.

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Deck with no door to interior of the house?
I would love to build a deck off the back of our house...
Lowri de Jager
Gravel/Crushed Rock for a Patio
We are in the process of purchasing a house in Boynton...
Low deck and sleepers
I am installing a 200sq foot deck using reclaimed ironwood...
My partially completed Ipe deck, I got some questions...
Ok so I researched Ipe for a while and finally got...
Slate or stone tile on a raised deck?
Has anyone used slate or stone tile on a raised deck?...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™