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What is Composite Decking

One of the most important decisions you’ll make when you design your dream deck is which kind of decking material to use. Composite decking has the look of wood but none of the problems including it corroding or damages from termite. Composite decking in Canada is a low-maintenance alternative that withstands the severity of Canadian weather with limited and ensures maximum deck board stability. Wood decking is common with homeowners because it is familiar, readily accessible, and inexpensive. Composite wood, on the other hand, has been developed to mimic the vibrant, realistic look of wood without the hassles of preserving a wood deck.

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Home Additions Guide

A home addition is an affordable way to increase the size and value of your home. Living Construction can help you create a home addition that seamlessly blends into your existing home’s layout.

There are many functions for a new home addition that add both comfort and convenience to your home.

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HOW TO STAIN A DECK

Staining a deck adds flavour and creates an aesthetically pleasing look to the wood texture of your deck’s surface. On top of helping the appearance of your deck, the wood stain also helps waterproof the deck which protects it from rain. The water can warp the wood and affect the state of your deck. Staining your deck can be hard but it doesn’t have to be. As a beginner, you can stain your deck within 2-4 hours, which is a weekend morning and you will be done before lunchtime. Have a look at our step-by-step guide on how to stain a deck. Contact Living Construction for more information.

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So You Want to Build a Deck?

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You’ve always dreamed about creating the perfect backyard oasis. A place where you can gather with family and friends to share a meal or to just relax. An outdoor extension of your home. A place that inspires you and encourages you to spend more time outside. What better way to achieve this than with a custom deck? A well-designed deck can provide a substantial amount of additional square footage, increasing your home’s usable living space. It increases the area for people to gather and makes your outdoor living space more functional and usable year-round. It can greatly enhance your home by adding beauty, function and value.

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How to Build a Deck

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Decks are the ideal expansion to any home. Deck construction is a commitment to a DIY venture. It takes some work; however, this article elaborates on step-by-step instruction on obtaining your perfect deck and is a deck building guide for each stage. The initial step is to plan out details, ideas and then to consider numerous elements before you settle on your official choice.  

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Renovation Afterthought

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Consider these tips before your next renovation begins, don’t let them be an afterthought.

Many customers have expressed what they wish they had thought of before their renovation had begun. We have posted these tips for you so that you may plan better.

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Simple tips for choosing the right hardwood flooring

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There must be over a thousand different hardwood flooring options available today. And probably every homeowner has been bombarded with some type of marketing material or sales promotion. Needless to say, every manufacturer, distributor, and installer each have the best product. On one hand, it’s designed to give us selection and choice. But in so many cases, it just convolutes the situation, making it even harder to decide what to buy.

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How to choose decking

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Cedar decking

The deep colored, red part of cedar is recommended by many professionals as the preferred wood chosen for decking because it does not readily absorb moisture. They give it 15 to 20 years lifespan, however, it is agreed that decks deteriorate faster when placed at ground levels. In order to retain the lovely color of cedar, one must clean and reseal it every couple of years. Keep in mind, cedar is soft in may show markings if heavy objects are pulled or pushed here and there upon the deck. Cedar decking is only moderately expensive.

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We will redesign your house or commercial space for those with disabilities.

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Redesigning a space for those needing special assistance.

Many requirements exist in order to make a space condusive for those with disabilities. These requirements are numerous and we at Living Construction are prepared to redesign a space to fit these requirements. Below is a list of details that need to be considered in order to meet the requirements necessary when living, working, or providing assistance for those with special needs.

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