Bison are not extinct. They’re made of wood and installed on rooftops!

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Oh, home on the range, where the deer, antelope and…bison plays? Or at least they did play there before early American settlers nearly wiped them out (freakin’ Americans). Thankfully they can now be found grazing and steadily multiplying in number at several natural parks and nature reserves across North America. Or if you’re in the market for a new patio system or backyard project, they also come in wooden tile form as well!

Bison brand

Since 1995, United Construction Products Inc. have been manufacturing and supplying Bison brand decking pedestals and wood decking tiles for commercial and residential customers alike…and seldom is heard a discouraging word. What are wooden tiles and pedestals, you may ask? Well essentially they are a false ceiling type of system, but developed for your deck or patio instead of being used overhead. Here’s how it works: say you are the proud owner of a rooftop patio or balcony and are looking to spice up your design or renovate it into something more fresh and natural. The first thing you would do is contact The Deck Store (goes without saying), but the second thing would be to purchase and install Bison deck supports. They come in a variety of styles and sizes, and are even designed to hold joists (if you so choose). They are adjustable in height, and can be used for a variety of decking applications, such as rooftops, plazas, concrete patios or in-water features. Featuring a patented screw-to-adjust system, these supports ensure level and smooth installation each and every time out.


Transform Ordinary Spaces Into a Beautiful Outdoor Oasis Learn more about Bison to transform Ordinary Spaces Into a Beautiful Outdoor Oasis here Once you have the foundation of your new project down, you can then begin installing the surface space. Bison supplies these as well, with their wooden tile offering being the most popular choice among consumers. Preassembled from select Brazilian hardwood (harvested in an environmentally responsible way, of course), Bison wood deck tiles are an ideal substitute for both the beauty and upscale appearance of real wood. They can then be periodically treated with oil to preserve original beauty, or left untreated for a natural aged finish. The material is long-lasting and eco-friendly, and is generally three times harder than traditional hardwoods, providing a worthy investment for the long-term. They typically come in 2’X2’ or 2’X4’ sections, but can be custom sized to fit your project if needed. We used them to build Google Canada’s new downtown patio last fall, so if they’re good enough for Google, surely they’re good enough for you!

Bison projects

Check out more great Bison projects here For commercial applications the possibilities are endless. Use the Bison system to build easy-to-assemble walkways over water or rooftops, to build on-ground projects (without fear of mold or mildew), or to adjourn streets, curbsides or parking lots. And the best part is that using Bison products have a significant impact on government LEED credits as well! Everything the company makes is manufactured from recycled materials (anywhere from 20%-100%) and are applicable towards several LEED categories. So not only can you have a beautiful and long-lasting project in your possession, but you can also feel good about helping out the environment at the same time. What’s not to love? So if you’re as excited to start your project as a stampeding Bison, contact The Deck Store today! Visit our website to find a location closest to you, or to contact a deck designer today! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more deck design ideas.