Whether you’re a Do-it-Yourself family or seeking the help of a professional deck contractor, deck construction is not only a personal choice, it’s a matter of personal safety too.
Many homeowners choose to expand on their own creativity to design their dream deck, porch or patio and even install it themselves. For a seasoned handyman with plenty of extra time on his or her hands, this could prove to be a relaxing and rewarding way to spend their free hours throughout the summer. If space or budget is restricted, then a homeowner may be quite comfortable with tackling … Read the rest
When a landscape designer refers a deck company, what do they want? The lowest cost? Kickbacks? Shortcuts? Not anymore.
Interior/ Landscape Designers often find dealing with Deck Companies a challenge, and vice versa. The skills of deck builders varies wildly and often there is a bit of a culture clash that can happen when expectations are not met. Designers, Landscape Designers and Architects are all quite different breeds and meeting their expectations can be a challenge for some builders. This post gives an insight into what makes our relationships with designers and architects of all descriptions successful.… Read the rest
Why is it that some designers can craft stunning and functional designs for decks again and again, when some builders just keep recycling the same old thing with the same old flaws year after year. What magical design juice enables them to kill it more often than not, and others have a challenging time again and again?
I know most of the top deck designers in North America, and if you are reading this you may not have heard of Bobby Parks, Greg Dibernardo, Jason Russel, Robert Hodichak, Paul LaFrance or that Winterburn Guy. Their … Read the rest