decks, stairs + landings

form + function

why do you need a deck, stairs or landing?

A deck is a versatile and practical addition to any home, offering a myriad of benefits that cater to both form and function. One of its key advantages lies in providing a level surface, especially in cases where the surrounding terrain is sloped. This not only creates a visually appealing and easily accessible outdoor space but also ensures a seamless transition from inside to outside, particularly when the exit door is elevated. The elevation gained with a deck not only adds aesthetic appeal but also expands your perspective, allowing you to enjoy panoramic views and appreciate your surroundings. Furthermore, the space beneath the deck becomes a valuable storage solution, maximizing the utility of your outdoor area.

A deck also offers a warm and dry surface, creating a cozy retreat even in inclement weather. This feature extends the usability of the deck throughout the seasons, providing a comfortable space for relaxation or entertainment. Moreover, the deck serves as a platform for various enhancements, such as the construction of privacy screens and shade structures. This ability to customize allows homeowners to tailor the deck to their specific needs, ensuring both practicality and personal style. In essence, a deck is a versatile and multi-functional addition to your home, enhancing its aesthetic appeal, functionality, and overall enjoyment of your outdoor space.

Types of Decking + Railing Materials

Choosing the right deck material involves considering factors such as budget, maintenance preferences, and desired aesthetics. Each option has its unique characteristics, allowing you to find the perfect balance between style and practicality for your outdoor living space.

pressure treated

  • Widely available
  • Cost-effective
  • Resistant to decay and insects
  • Can withstand the elements, making it a durable choice for decks
  • Prone to warping, cracking, and splitting over time
  • Regular maintenance, such as staining and sealing, is required to preserve its appearance and structural integrity

Cedar wood

  • Known for its natural beauty
  • Distinct grain pattern
  • Pleasant aroma
  • Naturally resistant to decay, insects, and rot
  • Requires periodic maintenance, despite resistance
  • More expensive upfront compared to pressure-treated wood

PVC Decking

  • Low-maintenance, requiring minimal upkeep
  • Resistant to moisture, insects, and fading
  • The material doesn’t splinter
  • Can be more expensive upfront
  • May not have the same natural look and feel as wood

Composite decking

  • Combines wood fibers and recycled plastics
  • Offers the natural appearance of wood with added durability
  • Resistant to rot, decay, and insects
  • Requires less maintenance than wood
  • Some composites may fade over time
  • Quality can vary
  • May also have a higher initial cost compared to wood

Aluminum Railing

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Resistant to rust and corrosion
  • Requires minimal maintenance
  • Provides a sleek, modern appearance
  • Can be more expensive than other railing options
  • Limited customization compared to wood or PVC

Wood Railing

  • A classic and natural aesthetic
  • Often customizable, allowing for various designs and finishes
  • Regular maintenance is necessary to prevent weathering, rot, and insect damage
  • Lifespan may be shorter compared to metal or PVC

PVC Railing

  • Low-maintenance
  • Resistant to weathering
  • Provides a clean, polished appearance
  • Often available in various styles and colors
  • Can be more expensive upfront compared to wood
  • Aesthetics may not suit those seeking a traditional wood look
comprehensive + transparent

our process

At Davidson Site Works Inc., our comprehensive and transparent process is designed to turn deck vision into reality. From the initial consultation to the final permit closure, we are committed to delivering high-quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer satisfaction.

Initial Consultation

Our process begins with a personalized initial consultation. We meet with customers to understand their vision, preferences and functional requirements for the deck. During this meeting, we discuss design ideas, material options, and any specific features or elements they desire.

Concept Development

Based on the information gathered in the initial consultation, we collaborate with customers to create a preliminary concept for their deck. This concept serves as a foundation for further development, ensuring that it aligns with their vision and expectations.

Budgetary Estimate

Following the concept discussion, we provide customers with a budgetary estimate. This estimate outlines the anticipated costs associated with the proposed deck design, taking into account material choices, labour and other relevant factors. This step allows customers to make informed decisions within their budgetary constraints.

Detailed Design + Permit Consideration

Upon the customer's agreement to proceed, we move forward with generating a detailed design that incorporates all elements discussed. This design not only refines the concept but also takes into account the requirements of the local building code for potential permit applications. Ensuring compliance with local regulations is a priority in our design process.

Fixed Price Quote

Once the detailed design is approved by the customers, we provide a fixed price quote for the entire project. This quote outlines all costs associated with materials, labour, permits and any other relevant expenses. The fixed price quote provides transparency and ensures that there are no unexpected costs during the project.

Project Execution

With the customer's approval of the fixed price quote, we proceed with the execution of the project. Our experienced team takes charge of the construction phase, bringing the approved design to life. Throughout the construction process, we maintain open communication with the customers, providing updates and addressing any questions or concerns.

Closing Building Permits

Upon completion of the project, we ensure that all necessary building permits are closed in accordance with local regulations. This final step ensures that the deck construction is officially approved and complies with all applicable codes and standards.

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