1) All timbers must be placed and joined with the markings facing up.

Begin by laying the 4 ring beam pieces on a flat area at the location where your Bali Hut is going (these are the widest timbers).

Make sure the ring beams are flat and square, then attach them together using 2 x100mm from one side and 3 x 100mm batten screws from the other side through the face of one beam into the end of the adjoining beam.

Make sure it is square by measuring from corner to corner (the diagonal measurements should both be the same).

 2) Measure the bottom of the hip (A)

Measure the with of the ring-beam (C)

             ( C - A = B )

Now ad ( B ) to the height of the post. 

Say you want the bottom of the ring-beam to be 2100mm high then ad ( b ) the to high of the post. 

( B ) Would normally be 60mm for 90mm rafters and 80mm for the 140mm rafters depending on the frame design. 

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3) Depending on the size of the post: For example if the posts are 150mm dia. Mark your centre of hole 75mm in from each corner where the ring beams join. Move your ring beam assembly out of the way and dig the four holes 800mm to 900mm deep with diameter of about 450mm.

Once this is done move your ring beam assembly back into place and make sure it is still square and flat.


 4Once this is done move your ring beam assembly back into place and make sure it is still square and flat.

Next place your posts into the holes you have just dug making sure that both corners of the ring beams are touching the post and are vertical, then set with concrete.

Once the concrete has set you may need to trim the tops of your posts if they are not level with each other. We recommend having the tops of your posts at 2100 +( B ) to 2250 + ( B ) from finished ground / floor level. See nr. ( 2 )

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5) Next slide the ring beam assembly up the outside of your posts until the top of the ring beams are 55mm above the tops of your posts.

Then attach your ring beams using 100mm batten screws. If your ring beams are 2m in length you will need 2 screws per side on each post (16 screws altogether), if your ring beams are 3m in length you will need 3 screws per side on each post (24 screws altogether) etc.


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6) Knee braces is seldom needed for inground Balinese Huts, But if knee Braces is supplied fit it. Lay the knee brace at 45° across the corner between the post and the ring beam (knee brace sits on the outside of the post and butts up to the underside of the ring beam). Use 1 x 100mm batten screws to attach the knee brace into the ring beam, and 1 x 100mm batten screws to attach it to the post, ensuring the post is perpendicular to the ring beam

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7) Assemble the hips as follows:

The hips are the double pieces screwed together with point one end and inverse on the other.

Place the pointed end snugly into the upper corner of the ring beam with the line marked side facing up. Ensure top of the hip sides are level with the top of the ring beam hold hip in position while attaching with 2 X 100mm batten screws, screwed through both sides of the ring beam into hip.

The hip will then hold itself in position, repeat for all hips, do not worry if they don’t appear to all line up exactly at this time.               


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8) Insert the King post (square 100mm block) or ridge beam (the large beam made of 2 pieces screwed together with an extension piece of timber on the top) into the center of the 4 hips.

The king post should protrude down about 25mm below the hips, or for ridge beam, the hips should sit 50mm down from the top of the ridge beam main timbers (not the extension timber).

You can then adjust the hips by pushing them up and down until they are all level on the king post / ridge beam. If you end up with 2 diagonally higher than the other 2 your frame is out of square and you need to move the ring beam and posts slightly to adjust them all level

Once they are all lined up screw together with 100mm batten screws.



9) Rafters

Starting with the longest rafters (line marked side faces up) place the lower end against the inside of the ring beam and the top against the hips/ridge beam, pencil lines on the ring beam give an approximate location, check and adjust where necessary using a set square so the rafters are at 90 degrees to the ring beam, the top outer edge of the rafter should be flush with the top of the ring beam.



Screw together using 2ea 100mm batten screws through ring beam and 75mm batten screw through top of rafter into hip. On rectangular huts use a 100mm Batten screw to secure the rafters into ridge beam.

Always start with the longest rafters working to the shortest creepers.

With an A frame roof the rafters are all the same length so do the ends first then after all the rafters are in place attach the brace across the rafters.

10) The finish product should look like this.

11) For Thatching instructions click on the button.

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Any problems please call us, we are more than happy to talk you through it.



Brisbane Thatch And Decks 041 721 9090