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The Pros and Cons of Composite Decking vs Wood Decking

The Pros and Cons of Composite Decking vs Wood Decking | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

While traditional decks are made of wood, a new product, composite, that is environmentally friendly and needs almost no maintenance.  Use these pros and cons to help decide what material to use for your Halifax deck.

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The Pros and Cons of Composite Decking vs Wood Decking


For many years, Halifax homeowners used only locally available wood to build their decks, porches and outdoor structures.  We still use pressure-treated wood, or Western red Cedar on approximately 60% of the decks, and outdoor structures that we build.  There are, however many different material selections available now as a building owner, or homeowner. Composite, or low maintenance decking, and railing has become very popular over the last decade. Use these pros and cons to help decide what material to use for your Halifax deck.

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Halifax Side Yard

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Halifax Side Yard | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Don’t overlook the possibilities for this often-forgotten space on your Halifax property
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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Halifax Side YardIf you're living on the Halifax peninsula, chances are your property, and your yard are not that large. Shouldn't you be taking advantage, and maximizing your full yard? Maybe you want to add a patio, a stone pathway, some privacy, or some curb appeal. Maybe you like to garden, and you can plant something to bring color to this part of your yard. Maybe it's a fence, to contain your pets? If you need some help call us at 902-444-3325
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Deck Safety (7 Tips) - YouTube 2 mins, 42 secs

As a public service safety message, Archadeck Outdoor Living is proud to present seven critical tips on how to ensure that your deck is safe. You can also co...
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Deck Safety 7 Tips - YouTube (2 mins, 42 seconds)


Have you heard about the recent deck collapses in Halifax over the last year or two? When is the last time you checked the deck on your own home to see if it is safe? Here are some tips to make sure your Halifax deck is safe?

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15 Inexpensive Backyard Ideas for Your Halifax Yard

15 Inexpensive Backyard Ideas for Your Halifax Yard | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Upgrading your landscape doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are 15 budget-smart backyard ideas to help you love your Halifax yard more.

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15 Inexpensive Backyard Ideas for Your Halifax Yard


Still lots of time to enjoy your Halifax backyard or outdoor space. From bench seating areas with outdoor pillows, to landscape lights and potted plants. This article gives you 15 cost effective ways to spruce up your deck, patio, porch, or balcony. Do it yourself, or call your favourite Halifax deck builder to help you design, build and decorate the space.

Archadeck of Nova Scotia at (902) 444-DECK, or on the web at novascotia.archadeck.com

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(7 photos) Relax and Gather with Family Around a Fire on Summer and Fall Evenings

(7 photos) Relax and Gather with Family Around a Fire on Summer and Fall Evenings | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Enjoy Halifax summer evenings with these sizzling fire pit designs recently uploaded to Houzz

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(7 photos) 3 Fire Pits to Enjoy with Family on Summer and Fall Evenings


Remember how much fun it can be relaxing around a fire pit in the summer, and fall evenings? We have been incorporating fire pits, fire tables, and fire elements on lots of the Halifax patios, and decks that we are building. Adding a patio with a fire pit can be pretty cost effective. If you are considering a fire pit or fire table, call your favourite Halifax deck and patio builder today! We would be happy to answer any questions that you might have. (902) 444-DECK, or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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(38 photos) Halifax Stone Patios, Hardscapes & Retaining Walls

(38 photos) Halifax Stone Patios, Hardscapes & Retaining Walls | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

This gallery features Halifax patios, retaining walls, hardscapes, and fire pits.

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(38 photos) Halifax Stone Patios, Hardscapes & Retaining Walls


Some photos of Halifax patios, retaining walls, hardscapes and fire pits. As a stone builder we used natural stone, and manufactured stone in these projects. The benches and fire pits provide a great way to relax and entertain when the evening temperature drops. Take a look!Archadeck of Nova Scotia (902) 444-DECK or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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(12 photos) Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces

(12 photos) Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Get your tongs and apron, lots of great Halifax weather left for your outdoor grilling season.

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(12 photos) Inviting Outdoor Grilling Spaces


There's still lots of great weather left for grilling outside. Check out some of these unique decks, patios, and outdoor spaces to gain inspiration for your Halifax backyard! Don't like to cook outside? Then how about asking our team to design and build a unique fire pit, or fire table for you. There's still time to have it built and enjoy Nova Scotia fall evenings! Call Amy at (902) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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Free Download, Stunning Outdoor Living Design Guide

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Each Archadeck outdoor living structure is custom designed with the clients' needs, tastes and budgets in mind, ensuring you're left with a space that you love. With our 3D renderings, you can picture exactly what your new backyard will look like on your home. Contact your local designer and builder to discuss.
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Download your free design guide.

Pages of stunning photos, tips and hints — all free.

Download our free Design Guide to get you thinking and planning your next outdoor living space. We’ll ask you important questions and provide expert insight to guide you as you make your backyard dream a reality.



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13 Extra-Cool Things to Do With Your Halifax Backyard

13 Extra-Cool Things to Do With Your Halifax Backyard | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Sure, you could just plop down on a blanket in your Halifax yard. Or you could create a dragon’s lair, a mosaic gallery, a party in a jungle ...

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13 Extra-Cool Things to Do With Your Halifax Backyard


Fancy something that stands out from the regular neighbourhood backyard spaces? You will be the envy of your Halifax subdivision with your unique deck, patio, fire pit or outdoor living room. Click the article title for inspiration, lots of creative ideas here!

Archadeck of Nova Scotia: Call and ask for Heather at (902) 444-DECK


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Kingswood, Halifax Deck features Outdoor Kitchen, Herb Garden, Fire Pit (3 photos)

Kingswood, Halifax Deck features Outdoor Kitchen, Herb Garden, Fire Pit (3 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

 This wooden deck project in Kingswood, Halifax offers an upper deck area for dining, grilling, and growing herbs. The lower deck area ties nicely into the backyard, and landscape and features a fire pit for evening enjoyment. 

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Kingswood, Halifax Deck features Outdoor Kitchen, Herb Garden, Fire Pit (3 photos)


This client in Kingswood, Halifax loves to entertain, Grill, and wanted a fire pit for evening enjoyment.  A wooden and glass railing was used for the deck, so they could enjoy the forest, and landscape in their backyard. The storage area under the deck allowed them a dry area to store their lawnmower, and garden tools.  Need help with your deck, patio, or outdoor project? Call Archadeck of Nova Scotia at 902-444-3325,  or go online at NovaScotia.Archadeck.com 

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(3 photos) Deck and Floating Dock provides Lake access for Halifax Owners

(3 photos) Deck and Floating Dock provides Lake access for Halifax Owners | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

This beautiful lake is on a golf course just outside of Halifax. The deck and floating dock provide access.

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(3 photos) Deck and Floating Dock provides Lake access for Halifax Owners


These Halifax homeowners (Hammonds Plains) needed a simple spot to tie up a canoe, and kayak. This simple pressure-treated deck and floating dock combination also allows an access spot for swimming, entertaining, or relaxing while enjoying the golf course and lake views. Archadeck of Nova Scotia (902) 444-DECK, or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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68 Wooden Deck Design Ideas (Photos of all shapes and sizes)

68 Wooden Deck Design Ideas (Photos of all shapes and sizes) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Check out 68 wooden deck ideas with this huge series of photographs. Decks of all sizes, shapes, locations and designs.
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68 Wooden Deck Design Ideas (PHOTOS OF ALL DESIGNS, SHAPES and SIZES)


Inspiration from all over the globe for your upcoming Halifax deck project. Can't find anything that you like? Try our website for decks, patios, and outdoor living projects, novascotia.archadeck.com . Want to create your own unique space? Call Heather at (902) 444-DECK today!

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10 Outdoor Room Ideas That Radiate Style

10 Outdoor Room Ideas That Radiate Style | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Accent color, accessories and plenty of comfy cushions enhance these open-air retreats. Get some inspiration for your Halifax deck or patio
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10 Outdoor Room Ideas That Radiate StyleA great deck, patio, porch or sunroom project for your Halifax home starts with a great idea. Check out these well designed and decorated outdoor spaces for ideas and inspiration. Need help? Call Heather at (902) 444-DECK
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17 Deck Options for your Halifax Home

17 Deck Options for your Halifax Home | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Layer it, bump it out, wrap it around a tree. Get inspiration with these ideas for adding a deck to your Halifax yard

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17 Deck Options for your Halifax Home


Add a fire pit, incorporate a tree or planters, create a multi-level deck. The possibilities for your deck are endless. Decks are a great way to handle a sloped, unusable area in your yard, or create access to an otherwise tough area to navigate. Find some inspiration with these different deck designs. If you need help, call your favourite Halifax deck builder at (902) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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(28 photos) Like Wood? Halifax Wooden Deck Gallery

(28 photos) Like Wood? Halifax Wooden Deck Gallery | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

There are several popular wooden decking materials used in Halifax. Check out this gallery of wooden decks, and railings.

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(28 photos) Like Wood? Halifax Wooden Deck Gallery


As a Halifax deck builder for close to 15 years, we have designed and built plenty of wooden decks. Take a look at this gallery of Halifax wooden deck projects. It features pressure-treated decks, western red cedar decks, and tropical hardwood decks using Ipe decking. Natural wood materials, are very workable and can be contrasted with either stone, iron, or aluminum materials to create unique deck designs. All the woods that we source for our deck projects are harvested sustainably. Call Heather for help at (902) 444-DECK

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(Free download) Outdoor Living Spaces Design Guide - YouTube (1 min, 24 secs)

Welcome to the Outdoor Living Brands YouTube channel. Dowload our free Outdoor Living Design Guide now!

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(Free download) Outdoor Living Spaces Design Guide - YouTube (1 min, 24 secs)


Download our free Design Guide to get you thinking and planning your next outdoor living space for your Halifax home. We’ll ask you important questions and provide expert insight to guide you as you make your backyard deck, patio, or sunroom dream a reality.

Courtesy of Archadeck of Nova Scotia at (902) 444-DECK or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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Need shade? Halifax Pergolas & Trellises (40 photo gallery)

Need shade? Halifax Pergolas & Trellises (40 photo gallery) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

I think the weatherman called it a Halifax heat wave! Let's hope it lasts until January. Need shade? Check out these pergola shade structures.

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Need shade? Halifax Pergolas & Trellises (40 photo gallery)


Record highs this week in Nova Scotia. Let's hope that you timed your beach vacation correctly! If you find yourself trying to find shade in hopes of cooling off, maybe an awning or a permanent shade structure (like the pergolas in our gallery) can provide your Halifax backyard the shade you need. A pergola not only provides shade, it gives some height, profile and architectural appeal to your property.

Need shade? Call Archadeck at (902) 444-DECK, or find us online at novascotia.archadeck.com


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(Free Download) Loving Outdoor Living Magazine

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(Free Download) Loving Outdoor Living Magazine

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(Free Download) Loving Outdoor Living Magazine


Fill out the form below to download our stunning full colour Loving Outdoor Living Magazine. Articles, trends, and insights. Lighting, outdoor furniture, how to create shade, best beaches, recipes, and summer cocktails!  

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(25 photos) How to Design a Colourful Flower Bed for Your Halifax Home

(25 photos) How to Design a Colourful Flower Bed for Your Halifax Home | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Delight the eye through 3 seasons with bright flowers placed just right in your Halifax yard. Late summer is a good time to plan

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(25 photos) How to Design a Colourful Flower Bed for Your Halifax Home

As a Halifax builder of decks, patios, retaining walls and outdoor structures for close to 15 years, I have realized there is one element of your backyard that always greatly improves it's appeal. I'm talking about the planting, and landscaping elements. A good mix of shrubs, plants, flowers, herbs and trees will improve not only the look of your property, but will improve the value of your Halifax home.

Check out these tips and inspirational photographs by clicking on the article title!  

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(14 Ways) to Make Your Halifax Grill Setup Better

(14 Ways) to Make Your Halifax Grill Setup Better | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Labor Day got you rethinking the old grilling station? Here’s how to pack more function and style into your Halifax backyard cooking zone
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(14 Ways) to Make Your Halifax Grill Setup BetterJust like the kitchen in your Halifax house, the grilling area on your deck or patio can be the central area for your outdoor space. Interested in improving your outdoor grilling area, with an outdoor kitchen, or fire element? Click the title for some inspiration! Call (902) 444-DECK for help, or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com
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New This Week: 3 Sunrooms Straight Out of Our Dreams

New This Week: 3 Sunrooms Straight Out of Our Dreams | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Heated floors, comfy furniture and walls of windows make these recently uploaded sunrooms the places of our sun-drenched fantasies. A sunroom can be a great addition for your Halifax home!
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New This Week: 3 Sunrooms Straight Out of Our DreamsHow would you use a room in your Halifax home that allowed you to feel like you were outside all year round? Read a book, enjoy a hot cub of tea, relax with your favourite magazine, or watch the birds in your yard? A year round sunroom might just become your favourite place to be.Need help with the design and construction? Call Archadeck of Nova Scotia at (902) 444-DECK
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How to Grow Your Own Halifax Cocktail Garden

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Conceivably, anything edible could find its way into a cocktail. Why not make the route rather short?
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How to Grow Your Own Halifax Cocktail Garden


Need something to cool you down when relaxing on your deck or patio this summer? Check out these tips to create your own cocktail garnishes. Not a gardener? It's ok to pick up the garnishes at a local grocery! Enjoy

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What to Know When Adding a Deck to Your Halifax Home (10 photos)

What to Know When Adding a Deck to Your Halifax Home (10 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Good weather should be enjoyed to its fullest extent. To do that you have to actually go outside. But if your Halifax home lacks an enticing outdoor living space, there's little incentive to venture out.
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What to Know When Adding a Deck to Your Halifax Home (10 photos)After enjoying Nova Scotia on a great August day, unwind and relax on your deck. Cook, read, listen to music, entertain guests. Need a deck, or changes to your existing Halifax deck? Check out these tips!
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How to Host a Tea Party on your Halifax Deck or Patio (10 Steps)

How to Host a Tea Party on your Halifax Deck or Patio (10 Steps) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Many people are reacquainting themselves with the gracious afternoon ritual, steeped in tradition, that is perfect for an outdoor gathering ion your Halifax backyard

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How to Host a Tea Party on your Halifax Deck or Patio (10 Steps)


August is a popular time for people from Halifax to relax and enjoy some time away from the office, or their workplace. Looking for a way to entertain guests, or simply just relax with friends and family? Try hosting a gathering in your own backyard, or on your deck or patio this week. Check out these 10 steps to make it a big success.

Here's to a great vacation!

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Bugs annoying you? Archadeck Screened Porches Gallery (40 photos)

Bugs annoying you? Archadeck Screened Porches Gallery (40 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Weather nice, but black flies and mosquitos driving you crazy? Or is it raining on your Nova Scotia property and you need some cover?
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Bugs annoying you? Archadeck Screened Porch Gallery (40 photos)The weather is mild, you want to enjoy your Nova Scotia property, and head outside. But the flies and mosquitoes are eating you alive. Check out some of our screened porches. Call our Halifax office and get some help! (902) 444-DECK
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