Deck Lighting Ideas and Tips

Deck LightingCan it get more romantic than sharing moments with your better half on the ipe outdoor decking under the moonlight? But what if there’s no moon? How about the moments you want to cook, eat, read, engage in all sorts of activities that would require some form of lighting? Read More

How to Make Your Deck Winter Friendly

make your deck winter friendlyHaving invested in a beautiful cedar or ipe deck, some gorgeous garden furniture, even an outdoor kitchen, it is with a rather heavy heart that you close the sliding doors and get back inside for some living room cocooning when it gets a bit chilly. Read More

Pros and Cons of Tarps on Pergolas

pergola tarpWhile wooden pergolas provide some protection from the elements, the open latticework will still let the sunrays and rain go through. And here is where tarps step in to save the situation and allow you to enjoy the outdoors, heat or rain. Read More

How Thick the Outdoor Deck Boards Should Be?

Thick Deck BoardsWhen it’s about time to find a deck builder, you dream of the summers you’ll spend outdoors. You check out cedar and ipe decks, compare costs, explore designs. The one thing you don’t do is think about the deck board thickness. Do you? Read More

How to Make Decks Comfortable

Comfortable deckWhen you spend money on building a deck, you also expect to spend enough time outdoors not just to compensate for the expense but also to enjoy the environment. But this is not always the case. Read More

Autumn Maintenance Tips for Wood Decks

Autumn MaintenanceAdd wood deck maintenance to your autumn to-do list. This is a very busy period for most people and nobody is keen on cleaning the deck or fixing its problems when they are trying to catch up with work after the summer vacations or make sure the kids are settled in school. Read More