Tag: deck


Garapa Decks Over the Salt Marsh

The view of the marsh is beautiful from this garapa hardwood deck we built over the winter. The deck looks as if it was always meant to be part of this home. Yet, there were many obstacles to completing this project before we even starting the construction*… there were moments when we wondered if this…
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Ipe Deck With a Curvy Pool

Seasons in New Hampshire pose a challenge for outdoor builders like us, but by planning projects well we don’t have to stop construction. For this ipe deck we installed footings in the fall just before the ground froze. With the footings in place and the materials on site, we were able to return a few…
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A Roof-Top Deck

Low-slope roofs, often referred to by the misnomer “flat roof”, can sometimes be the perfect place to add outdoor living space. In this case, our client’s home had been prepared to receive a deck a couple years prior. The master bedroom already had a sliding door out to the roof of the garage. The roof…
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Approach the Pool

The challenge here was to integrate an existing deck with a new much larger deck, and accomplish this with a natural and appealing approach to the pool. We needed to design a new deck that was high enough to reach the above ground pool, while integrating the original deck which sat at a lower height.…
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Ipe deck with curved bench

This project was a pleasure to build and design. The goal of creating new spaces so clients can enjoy their beautiful yard and woods is what we are about. The design was to feature a curved bench, ample space for furniture and people, planter box, and space for the grill. We went with ipe hardwood…
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New Cable Railings

This was a small project with a big view in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Our clients came to us looking to update their old railing system to a new modern style that optimized the view. We removed the old railing and installed metal posts around the deck perimeter. Between the posts we…
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Traditional Deck With Azek

For this recent project our client wanted a back yard deck design to match their front porch. They were interested in using a composite decking and railing system to increase the deck’s longevity. We suggested a high quality decking board that closely resembled wood. Along with a white railing system that coordinated with the front porch…
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Coastal Deck

For this coastal project we built a second story deck to take full advantage of the incredible views. We wanted to make the new outdoor space an extension of the living room. We replaced two of the windows with a sliding glass door, opening up the living room to the new deck. To ensure durability…
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California Modern Deck With Corten Steel

This project was initially an old rotted deck on a well designed modern home. It was above a beautiful patio that only had three support piers to stabilize the long expansive old deck. In order to engineer it properly, we made a custom flitch plate beam to meet a 17 foot span of the new…
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The Challenge of Demolition

This is a simple story of a deck that rotted away. The doubled-up (sisterred) joists had collected moisture between them and rotted out in a few places. These were 100 year old pine boards next to newer pressure treated pine… as you might have guessed, in those sisterred areas the old pine out-performed the new…
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