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Galleries | Archadeck Outdoor Living of Nova Scotia

Galleries | Archadeck Outdoor Living of Nova Scotia | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Outdoor living deck, screened porch, sunroom, patio galleries for inspiration.
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Inspiration Galleries | Archadeck Outdoor Living of HalifaxDoes the Halifax winter weather have you thinking about spring time, or warm summer days ahead? Looking for some inspiration for your project? Now is the time to start planning for your Halifax deck, screened porch, patio, retaining wall, or sunroom project.Call your favorite Halifax deck builder at 902-444-DECK.
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5 Tweaks for Updating Your Halifax Wood Deck

5 Tweaks for Updating Your Halifax Wood Deck | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Plan your Halifax deck improvements now for easy projects come spring

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5 Tweaks for Updating Your Halifax Wood Deck


Your Halifax deck is the favorite part of your Halifax home. You use it for lounging, cooking, entertaining friends, growing your herb garden, enjoying your view, and soaking up the sun.

Contact a Halifax deck builder now, and plan some simple improvements for your deck as spring is right around the corner.

Clean your wooden deck with an eco-friendly solution, and a deck brush. It's simple, and will easily improve the appearance of the deck.
Upgrade your railing by adding aluminum balusters, glass panels, or consider upgrading your existing railing to a low maintenance railing with aluminum, or composite.
Do you like to garden, and grow things? Add planters to grow vegetables, plants, or fresh herbs.
Do you have an elevated deck? Consider finishing the space underneath with a patio, or a load to grade deck. You can even create a dry area by finishing the underside of your existing deck.
Are the bugs bad in your Halifax neighborhood? Consider adding a roof, and a screened porch to stay dry, and bug free.
Need help with your project? Call our Halifax office at 902-444-3325 or go online at novascotia.Archadeck.com
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Enjoy Winter! - Year Round Porches and Sunrooms

Enjoy Winter! - Year Round Porches and Sunrooms | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Expand your Halifax year-round living space with a screen porch or sunroom. These versatile spaces provide a delightful transition between the indoors and outdoors, accommodating everything from entertaining to dining to relaxation.

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Enjoy Winter! - Year Round Porches and Sunrooms


Winter is starting to settle in. Do you want to enjoy a sunny space, but stay warm from the cold? Have you considered a year round porch or sunroom addition for your Halifax home? What a great way to feel like you are outside, while staying protected from the elements. Add a cozy fireplace, and a chair to read your favourite book! Our Halifax office designs and builds porches, 3-season rooms, screened rooms, sunrooms, and solariums. 
Call us and speak with a designer today at (902) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com 

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20 Outdoor Structures That Bring the Indoors Out

20 Outdoor Structures That Bring the Indoors Out | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
“The outdoor living experts at HGTV.com share how to transform your deck or patio with pergolas, outdoor kitchens, water features and outdoor fireplaces.”
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20 Outdoor Structures For Your Halifax Space That Bring the Indoors OutInterested in transforming your Halifax deck, or patio? Like any room in your house, the right furniture, and accessories can make the space. Some things to keep in mind when constructing a new deck or patio, or trying to improve your existing structure. Think about the functional ways you are going to use your outdoor space, built in seating, planters, lighting, shade structures, areas to entertain, serve, cook and grill all need to be considered. This article highlights 20 outdoor structures that can add to your deck or patio, and improve its function. If you are thinking about adding an outdoor structure, adding a deck, patio, or a porch or sunroom, call us at our Halifax office 902-444-3325. You can find us online at NovaScotia.Archadeck.com
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20 Outdoor Structures For Your Halifax Space That Bring the Indoors OutInterested in transforming your Halifax deck, or patio? Like any room in your house, the right furniture, and accessories can make the space. Some things to keep in mind when constructing a new deck or patio, or trying to improve your existing structure. Think about the functional ways you are going to use your outdoor space, built in seating, planters, lighting, shade structures, areas to entertain, serve, cook and grill all need to be considered. This article highlights 20 outdoor structures that can add to your deck or patio, and improve its function. If you are thinking about adding an outdoor structure, adding a deck, patio, or a porch or sunroom, call us at our Halifax office 902-444-3325. You can find us online at NovaScotia.Archadeck.com
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Small Backyard or Your Dream Halifax Backyard? (13 photos)

Small Backyard or Your Dream Halifax Backyard? (13 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Feeling attached to your garage? See how one family converted theirs into an open-air office and gave their compact backyard a new lease on life, and you might just change your mind.
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Small Backyard or Your Dream Halifax Backyard? (13 photos)


My Halifax lot is too small, I would love a great outdoor space, but I have no room. Sound familiar? Check out this combination of decking, patio, fencing, pergola, and great outdoor decorating. No matter what size your Halifax backyard is, the right deck, patio and hardscape design combined with some interesting planting and decorating elements, can make it shine. Call us for design and construction help at (902) 444-DECK or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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10 Fire Pit Ideas For Your Halifax Yard

10 Fire Pit Ideas For Your Halifax Yard | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

There are few things more welcoming in an outdoor space than a fire pit. Fortunately, these amenities come in shapes and sizes to fit nearly every budget and landscape style. Here are 10 fire pit ideas to inspire you to fit one in your Halifax landscape.

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10 Fire Pit Ideas For Your Halifax Yard


Tis the season! For what you ask? Fire pits, and fire elements. That's right, like it or not the Halifax weather is cooling off. Do you like to spend time one your Halifax deck or patio? Who doesn't? Well you still can with a fire pit, fire table, or patio heater. We have been designing and building fire pits for Halifax homeowners for close to 15 years. Call us for help and we will get you started. Call (902) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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7 Ways to Perk Up Your Halifax Patio (7 photos)

7 Ways to Perk Up Your Halifax Patio (7 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
HGTV.com features pictures of patios with custom-built furniture, extravagant fire pits and folding glass walls that add instant style to any dull, outdoor space.
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7 Ways to Perk Up Your Halifax Patio (7 photos)


Have you carved out some time to relax on your Halifax patio or deck this fall? If not, there is still time left. Stretch the season longer with a fire pit or heater. Click on the article for 7 great ways to liven up your patio. Add some shade, seating, a fire element, outdoor kitchen, even some great outdoor lighting! 
Call your favourite Halifax patio builder to make it all happen. (902) 444-DECK or on the web at novascotia.archadeck.com 

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Your Guide to 10 Popular Landscape Paving Materials

Your Guide to 10 Popular Landscape Paving Materials | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

To choose the best paving for your Halifax landscape, look at climate, cost and context

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Your Guide to 10 Popular Landscape Paving Materials


Thinking of a patio for your Halifax landscape? What patio material should you choose? Natural stone, interlocking stone, flagstone, distressed brick, stamped concrete? Lots of options to consider, What other elements does your patio need? Shade, sun, seating, storage, a fire pit, maybe lighting. Call your favourite Halifax patio builder for help at (902) 444-DECK or find us online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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3 Ways to Bring the Heat to Your Halifax Outdoor Living Spaces

3 Ways to Bring the Heat to Your Halifax Outdoor Living Spaces | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Here’s what to know about surviving cooler weather with an outdoor fireplace, fire pit or heat lamp

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3 Ways to Bring the Heat to Your Halifax Outdoor Living Spaces


We are still getting some good weather in Halifax, and throughout Nova Scotia. The evenings are starting to cool down though. Are you interested in spending more time on your Halifax deck, or patio before the snow flies? There are lots of options to heat up your outdoor living space. A wooden fire pit, a propane fire pit, or even a fire table! An outdoor fireplace or hearth can provide some heat and allow you to cook as well.Wall or ceiling mounted heat lamps can also provide warmth for your Halifax porch, or 3-season room.

Call your favourite Halifax deck builder at (902) 444-DECK, or go online to check out our fall fire pit special. http://goo.gl/yLFrWM 

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Draw a Crowd With a Fire Pit For Your Halifax Yard

Draw a Crowd With a Fire Pit For Your Halifax Yard | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

For an alluring Halifax patio or backyard and a happy group of guests, get cracking with a fire pit

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Draw a Crowd With a Fire Pit For Your Halifax Yard


Like fire? Enjoy entertaining guests around a crackling fire on your Halifax patio or deck. There's still lots of great fall weather, and nice cool evenings to relax with family, or entertain your friends and neighbours. We have a Halifax Fall Special offer. We are featuring 5 stone patio options with fire pits all under $5,399 tax included. Click here http://goo.gl/cc1Q3Q for details, or click the article below for inspiration!


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Video Gallery: (7 new videos) A Deck from Design to Neighbourhood Party!

Video Gallery: (7 new videos) A Deck from Design to Neighbourhood Party! | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

A video journey: Deck project from design to stunning final reveal!

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Video Gallery: (7 new videos) A Deck from Design to Neighbourhood Party!


7 new videos: deck safety, how we verify your deck is safe, a video journey capturing 2 neighbors as they go from design, demolition, construction to a deck and outdoor space ready to entertain their neighborhood friends. Relax and watch this project as it unfolds. Need help with your Halifax deck, patio or porch? Call Heather at (902) 444-DECK or find us online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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(9 Photos) Bright And Breezy Sunrooms to Enjoy Fall

(9 Photos) Bright And Breezy Sunrooms to Enjoy Fall | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Neither indoors nor out, a sunroom or screened porche offer the best of both worlds for your Halifax home!

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(9 Photos) Bright And Breezy Sunrooms to Enjoy Fall


Fall is the season that we typically build more enclosures for Halifax homeowners. Screened porches, porches, and year round sunrooms. You are not completely exposed to the elements, you are away from annoying mosquitoes, ticks, and bugs, and it`s warmer than being outside. The other benefit that can be enjoyed with a properly designed and constructed room, is the addition of natural light. There are a range of different options available if you are thinking about adding a room addition to your Halifax space.

Call for help at (902) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com 

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Design Solutions for Oddly Shaped Halifax Backyards (12 photos)

Design Solutions for Oddly Shaped Halifax Backyards (12 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Is your Halifax backyard narrow, sloped or boxy? Try these landscaping ideas on for size
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Design Solutions for Oddly Shaped Halifax Backyards (12 photos)Many Halifax backyards, especially in older neighbourhoods are small, and oddly shaped. This doesn't mean you can't come up with a creative design and a great outdoor living space. Backyards with slope are great candidates for a deck, or even a patio using retaining walls. Garden beds, landscape features, and planting season can add colour, and add profit to the space. Call us for help designing and building your Halifax space this fall! 902-444-DECK or online at NovaScotia.Archadeck.com
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Fabulous, Must-Have Features for Halifax Winter Outdoor Spaces

Fabulous, Must-Have Features for Halifax Winter Outdoor Spaces | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
This time of year turns me into the proverbial ostrich. Yep, that’s me over there with my head firmly stuck in the sand…trying to ignore the shorter days and cooler nights, all the while pretending like summer isn’t fast coming to an end.
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Fabulous, Must-Have Features for Halifax Winter Outdoor SpacesLike it or not winter has arrived in Halifax. Instead of spending all of your time inside in front of the television, why not embrace winter, and enjoy what is has to offer. Lots of snow at the ski hills this year, enjoy some sledding with your children. Build a snowman for your front lawn. Feed the birds, and watch them flock to your backyard all winter long. Some ways to add features to your deck, porch, or Halifax patio and allow you to enjoy it more in colder weather:At a fireplace or hearth, inside of your screened porch, or sunroom. At a fire pit, or fire table on your deck, or patio. Add wall mounted heaters, either electric, or propane for your deck, or inside your porch. Like any time of the year, make sure your outdoor living areas are well lit, with well-placed LED lighting.Call our Halifax office for help with the design, and construction of your next deck, porch, patio, or sunroom. You can reach us at 902-444-3325 or online at novascotia.archadeck.comWhy not hire an award-winning builder?
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How to Design a Family-Friendly Halifax Yard for People of All Ages

How to Design a Family-Friendly Halifax Yard for People of All Ages | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Incorporate features and materials that will make your Halifax landscape fun and accessible for everyone
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How to Design a Family-Friendly Halifax Yard for People of All AgesStart by thinking of functional areas for all of your guests. Kids, adults, and older visitors. Kids like to play, you can allow for an open area to run, throw, or kick a ball. Younger children also like to dig in the sand, and climb! Adult guests to your Halifax backyard might enjoy a place to relax on your deck, or patio. A spot to enjoy a drink, or read a book. For older visitors ensure you install non-slip surfaces, easy access in and out of your home. You might also consider a place to enjoy the sun, a place for shade, and a place to keep dry if it rains. Use landings and railings to keep stairs safe.Need help with your Halifax backyard? We have experienced designers and certified aging in place consultants. Call us at (902) 444-DECK! Or check out our website novascotia.archadeck.com
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The Most Popular Outdoor Living Photos of 2015 (20 photos)

The Most Popular Outdoor Living Photos of 2015 (20 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
See 20 ways to transform your yard into a whimsical, wonderful outdoor oasis
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The Most Popular Outdoor Living Photos of 2015 (20 photos)Some great ideas for your next Halifax outdoor living project. Notice the combination of natural wood and stone materials with natural plants and landscape. See how outdoor and exterior lighting can transform a stone pathway, deck or patio. Imagine one of these great roof structures creating a dry area protecting you from the Halifax weather. If you need a deck, patio, screened porch, sunroom or outdoor structure, call our Halifax office at 902-444-3325 or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com
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10 Fall Party Tips & Ideas For Your Halifax Deck

10 Fall Party Tips & Ideas For Your Halifax Deck | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Host a cozy outdoor gathering this fall on your Halifax deck or patio using an abundance of seasonal recipes, warm textures and relaxed seating your guests will love. From the experts at HGTV.com.

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10 Fall Party Tips & Ideas


There is still time to host a party on your Halifax deck or patio this fall. Light the fire pit, heat up some hot beverages, and enjoy the cooler fall weather. Many Haligonians cook and grill on their decks year round. We have constructed porches, and roof structures on decks and patios that allow cover from the rain and snow, allowing homeowners the ability to grill in cold or rainy weather.


Need some help with your deck, patio, porch or sunroom? Call us at (902) 444-DECK or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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Which Outdoor Oasis Do You Belong In? (Quick Quiz)

Which Outdoor Oasis Do You Belong In? (Quick Quiz) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Whether you dream of sunning by a state-of-the-art pool or strolling through a simple cottage garden, there's an outdoor oasis with your name written all over it. Take this quiz to find out where you really belong.
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Which Outdoor Oasis Do You Belong In? (Quick Quiz)


With the Halifax weather cooling, do you find yourself dreaming of a warm beach? Or are you loving the cool fall air? Patio with a pool, rooftop deck, or custom outdoor kitchen to entertain your Halifax friends. Find out which Outdoor Oasis you belong in by taking this short, fun quiz!


Need an outdoor deck, patio or porch oasis built? Call Archadeck at (902) 444-DECK or on the internet at novascotia.archadeck.com

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Spooky Front Porch Decorating Ideas for Halloween

Spooky Front Porch Decorating Ideas for Halloween | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
The Halloween experts at HGTV.com share 10 creepy outdoor decorating ideas to make your front porch the spookiest on the block.
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Spooky Front Porch Decorating Ideas for Halloween

Have some fun with your Halifax front porch this Halloween. Here are some decorating ideas to get your front porch Halloween ready! Need a front porch? Call your favourite Halifax deck, porch, patio and sunroom builder at (902) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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How to Get a Built-in Outdoor Grill For your Halifax Home

How to Get a Built-in Outdoor Grill For your Halifax Home | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
New project for a new year: Put fresh-air grilling on the menu with a built-in setup that suits your patio or yard
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How to Get a Built-in Outdoor Grill For your Halifax Home


Like to grill outside on your Halifax deck or patio? Maybe a built-in outdoor grill makes sense for your Halifax home. They can be as basic as a grill, side burner and storage, or can include a sink, fridge, lighting, and lots of storage. The most popular finish on the outdoor kitchens that we have built is stone veneer. Stucco, concrete, or pvc finishes are also available. Your propane hook up will ensure that you never need to run with an empty tank for fill up again!


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20 Outdoor Rooms With Entertaining Flair

20 Outdoor Rooms With Entertaining Flair | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Some have fire features and grills — others, just a table and chairs. But all of these open-air rooms show guests a good time

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20 Outdoor Rooms With Entertaining Flair


Still lots of good weather left, to enjoy this beautiful fall weather. Need some inspiration for an outdoor deck, patio, or outdoor living room for your Halifax home? There are many elements that can create a more inviting, and functional deck, patio, or outdoor space. The proper lighting, a built-in outdoor grill, or outdoor kitchen, proper storage, and seating areas. Call your favorite Halifax deck builder at 902-444-3325 or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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How to Choose a Fence That Works for Your Halifax Home (9 photos)

How to Choose a Fence That Works for Your Halifax Home (9 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Making a thoughtful fencing choice for your Halifax home now can create happiness for years to come

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How to Choose a Fence That Works for Your Halifax Home (9 photos)


Need a fence for your Halifax backyard, or home? What materials should you pick? What fence design will function and look the best? The materials available, and the fence design possibilities are endless. Why are you considering adding one? Need to contain pets with a fence, need a privacy fence, have young children, or have a requirement for a pool fence? Here are some tips to get you started. Need help designing and building the project? Call us at (902) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com 

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15 Patios Provide Inspiration for Your Halifax Yard

15 Patios Provide Inspiration for Your Halifax Yard | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
From a custom mural to a solid concrete slab built to look like tiles, these outdoor rooms don’t overlook the details or comfort
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15 Patios Provide Inspiration for Your Halifax Yard


Over the last few years we have been incorporating contrasting materials in the Halifax deck, patio and outdoor living projects we are designing and building. Wood and stone, or wood and concrete can complement each other nicely. A hard scape patio, with a wooden pergola, or wooden fence. A deck, contrasted with a stone bench or stone planters. Check out the projects highlighted in this article, many of the designs use the same formula of combining different materials to create functional, visually appealing decks, and patios. Looking for a Halifax deck builder, or patio builder? Call the Halifax company with the most outdoor living experience to bring your project to life. 902-444-3325 or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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 Enjoy summer on your Halifax deck!

 Enjoy summer on your Halifax deck! | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Choose from 3 easy celebrations to close summer out in a soul-satisfying way

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It's that time of the year again. Kids are heading back to school, people are coming off vacation, and heading back to the office. Fortunately, we are still getting some great weather here in Halifax. This article suggests some great ideas to take advantage of this great, sunny weather. It's a great time of year to be entertaining friends on your deck, patio, or heading to the beach to enjoy what remaining days are left. Keep an eye out, we have some great fall incentives coming on patios, that incorporate fire pits. Look for that over the next couple of weeks. Enjoy your weekend.If you need help with your deck design, or need a deck, or patio builder for your Halifax home call us at 902-444-3325

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Video Gallery | Watch this Deck go from Concept to Deck Party (Video Journey)

Video Gallery | Watch this Deck go from Concept to Deck Party (Video Journey) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

A series of videos highlighting a deck project from design to completion.

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Video Gallery | Watch this Deck go from Concept to Deck Party (Video Journey)

If you are thinking about hiring a Halifax deck builder, this video will give you an overview of our process. See 2 families on their journey from idea, demolition, construction, to the neighbourhood deck party! Dreaming of grilling, dining, and entertaining your Halifax friends? Take a short break and enjoy this video series.

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