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Backyard Projects: Decks

A beautifully designed deck is where your home and outdoors blend together. A deck can introduce new living space to your home and give you that perfect spot to relax and unwind or host family and friends. Designing the perfect deck for your home is an exciting time but planning and construction can often be challenging. Home Hardware is here to help!

Unlike ready-made deck kits, our Backyard Projects Premium Deck Packages include a wealth of custom choices to suit your tastes and fit your budget. Whether you want a slightly raised or fully raised deck, or even a deck with a pergola, one of our Backyard Project experts are here to help.

Step one Choose Your Deck Type

Slightly Raised Decks

If the main living area of your home is at or near ground level, then a Slightly Raised Deck Package may be your best option. Access points to the kitchen and/or living room are easily integrated, and you can build your deck in a way that best blends in with your existing landscape design. A slightly raised deck (vs. fully raised) keeps you connected to your family, friends and pets while enjoying your outdoor living space.

Step two Choose Your Deck Material

Pressure Treated Decking

A cost-effective choice, pressure-treated wood delivers the look and feel of natural wood, along with some of the toughness and durability of composite or synthetic materials. Strong resistance to bugs and other pests helps give pressure treated decks a long lifespan, often up to 20-years with proper care. Pressure treated boards are also easy to work with and can be stained or painted almost any colour you like. Home Hardware's Backyard Projects uses high quality pressure treated wood to help ensure your deck boards have fewer knots, a straighter grain, and less tendency to warp.

Composite Decking

Composite decking offers you a low-maintenance backyard deck option while mirroring the rich beauty of natural wood. There's no need to stain or paint, and it can withstand extreme winter temperatures without splitting or splintering. Composite decking is also highly resistant to mold and fungus, and it will not fall prey to termites or other pests. A wide variety of colours, shades, patterns, and surface textures are available to suit the style and design of your home.

Cedar Decking

A long-time favourite of decking purists, cedar offers a deep, rich colour with natural resistance to rot, decay and pests. It also repels moisture, which means your deck boards are less likely to twist or warp. Compared to other natural woods cedar tends to need less maintenance, but that's partially up to your style preference. Some people prefer a rustic, unstained deck, but it can also be finished for a truly beautiful appearance. Cedar is very versatile and DIY friendly, allowing different stains, bleaches, colours, and translucent finishes to achieve the look that’s right for you.

Raised Decks

If your home has a raised bungalow or walkout design with the main living area on the second floor, then a fully Raised Deck Package is likely your best option. The deck will attach to the second story and be supported by sturdy posts anchored into concrete footings set into the ground. Access points to the kitchen and/or living room are easily integrated. A great bonus to this type of deck is that it creates an additional unique living space underneath that is protected from the elements.

Step two Choose Your Deck Material

Pressure Treated Decking

A cost-effective choice, pressure-treated wood delivers the look and feel of natural wood, along with some of the toughness and durability of composite or synthetic materials. Strong resistance to bugs and other pests helps give pressure treated decks a long lifespan, often up to 20-years with proper care. Pressure treated boards are also easy to work with and can be stained or painted almost any colour you like. Home Hardware's Backyard Projects uses high quality pressure treated wood to help ensure your deck boards have fewer knots, a straighter grain, and less tendency to warp.

Decks with Pergolas

A pergola will add much needed protection from the sun, so why not build it together with your new deck? A Deck with Pergola Package is quicker, easier, and more cost-effective than adding a pergola later. And while shade is the primary benefit, you can also add lattice or a trellis with hanging vines for increased privacy. Accent options are almost limitless: fans, patio lanterns, string lights, decorations, plants, and other accessories can be introduced to the overhead structure to create mood and ambience.

Step two Choose Your Deck Material

Pressure Treated Decking

A cost-effective choice, pressure-treated wood delivers the look and feel of natural wood, along with some of the toughness and durability of composite or synthetic materials. Strong resistance to bugs and other pests helps give pressure treated decks a long lifespan, often up to 20-years with proper care. Pressure treated boards are also easy to work with and can be stained or painted almost any colour you like. Home Hardware's Backyard Projects uses high quality pressure treated wood to help ensure your deck boards have fewer knots, a straighter grain, and less tendency to warp.

  • How Your Backyard Project Works

  • Backyard Projects are available through all Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Building Centre locations. All lumber and materials are included: simply choose your project and contact your nearest Building Centre location to confirm material availability and place your order. Stairs, railings and concrete footings are not included in the packages; these items are specific to your project and will need to be considered when designing the outdoor space of your dreams. Your Backyard Projects expert will help you choose the options that are right for your home. Project costs will vary according to local conditions, by-laws, and building codes. Contact your local Building Centre for project pricing and guidance. Please note that all tool requirements, cutting and assembly are your responsibility, but remember – Home Hardware’s always here to help!

  • Backyard Project Installation Options

  • The level of difficulty varies from project-to-project. Many projects are ideal for handy homeowners with experience reading construction plans and using power tools and hand tools. For more advanced projects, your best solution may be to use Home Hardware's trusted "Home Installs" service, or a Home Hardware recommended contractor. Consult with your store's Backyard Projects expert to make the choice that is right for you. Be sure to contact your local building department for by-law and permit requirements, and your local utilities for easements and underground service locations. Our Backyard Projects expert can help guide you through the process and assist with any special drawings and approvals that may be required.

Get Started Today!

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Choose your project!
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Ask to speak with their Backyard Projects expert
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Discuss your project to ensure it is the best one for you
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Obtain permits from your local building department
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Confirm lumber & materials availability
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Review tool requirements and project difficulty level
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