We are Vancouver’s top deck builder all we do is design and build decks. When this particular customer called us up for a estimate on their deck design, they already had a strong idea of what they wanted and had done a really nice hand drawing on paper. One of the main factors was they were not quite sure of how it would all flow. We started doing a deck design in our 3D rendering software and made a computer video of the entire area. As a deck builder we already have a good idea of what space is needed for different requirement’s but what is always unique is every family has a different need or desire in their dream deck. That’s why listening is just as important as anything else in this process.
After we did the deck design we offered our advice as deck builders to adjust a few aspect’s and dimensions and with a few revisions the design was finalized. Then we started the fun part of picking all the products and finishes. Our clients choose a composite decking material from AZEK called Cypress. This colour and texture is awesome it really resembles a wood deck, simple yet elegant.
Vancouver’s Deck Builder Construction Phase
At the start of all decks as deck builders we know that the key is a good foundation. We used large big foot footings and an 8” sono tube. It’s important that your deck builder check with the local building codes to ensure that the footings are deep enough for the frost line. Otherwise the footings will sink and become unstable as the freeze and thaw happens in the winter time.
Framing the Deck
Part of this deck was to have dry storage underneath and the lower part was to be a flow through deck (water drips through the deck surface). As a well-established deck builder, we bring a variety of solutions to these decking requirements. For the upper deck we used a vinyl roofing membrane and then applied the Azek decking on top so that the design was continuous from the lower deck to the upper deck.
The whole flows perfectly and is almost exactly as the computer rendering we did at the beginning. With a few additions such as LED lighting and deck skirting the project was completed on time and budget resulting in another very happy customer.