building deck design

There are a few steps that every homeowner, contractor, and designer need to ensure they build a safe and beautiful deck. Licensed contractor Robert Robillard of A Concord Carpenter has many years of experience building decks, stairs, and balconies on a variety of homes. Here, he offers his expert advice for building a 

The trouble is that most pool decks are too difficult or complicated for the weekend carpenter to build. Plus, there are very few attractive pool-deck plans available, and most of those require you to dig and pour dozens of concrete footings. Fortunately, we discovered a better, simpler approach for building a handsome pool 

Before building a deck, read these expert tips about deck planning, popular deck materials, deck design ideas, wood deck maintenance, and more!

The first step in building a deck is smart planning and design. Watch to learn how to get started and the tips & tricks that will help you build a great deck

Step 1: Make a Plan. Before you reach for a hammer there's a few things you need to consider before building your new deck. Seeking council approval, checking for underground cables and pipes and deciding on the overall design of your deck are just some of the things you need to do before you start building.

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