This project started with a backyard that was more of a muddy area that was not functioning for our clients. We started off by clearing off the excess dirt in the backyard then we dug holes for the concrete footings. Then the framing was done with pressure treated lumber, because of height restrictions it was important that all of the framing we did was done with the pressure treated lumber so that it could be sitting on the soil.
After the framing was completed we were ready to install the wood decking. The clients selected a special type of wood decking called FP Pressure treated. This product has grooves in the board that add a element of design, it also comes pre-stained with a honey brown finish, this is a lot more attractive than the standard green colour that is typical of a pressure treated deck. When installing the wood decking we use a special type of screw called a trim head, it is specially treated so that the chemicals in the wood do not corrode the screw over time, it also has a small head so that its not unattractive.
To finish the deck we installed wood railings and a Arbour. The deck being only 8″ off the ground we only had to have the railings 36″ tall. We also installed a gate between the Arbour this added a design element to break up the deck railings and add some design element to the whole deck. Whenever we build a pressure treated railing we always use a cedar top rail. This brings some colour to the railing and adds a bit of a feature to the railings. This project from start to finish took less than five days and now our clients are ready to have there family over and use the backyard.