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How to build a deck

Building a deck is not too difficult provided you understand the basics and have the do-it-yourself attitude. A timber deck allows you to make the best use of the outdoors while also increasing your living space. Not only that, building a deck also gives your house the classy look without having to spend a large amount of money on a brick and mortar construction. However, before you go ahead with your building a deck plans, make sure you are familiar with your local council regulations in terms of building decks and your timber deck plans confirm to the local building regulations.  So, if you are ready to embark on your deck building project, here are some tips to get you started. Research is the key: It is said that knowledge is power, so the first step would be to get all the information that you...
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How to build a deck on the ground

   A ground level deck is great for spending time outdoors with family and friends. Building a deck on the ground is relatively easy, especially if you like doing things yourself. All you need is the right tools and perhaps some help from a friend or family member. Before you begin, you might want to decide on the shape and size of your ground level deck depending on your needs. You might also decide if you'd want a free-standing deck or one attached to the house.  Usually, a deck on ground is low in height, and so does not involve putting up a stairway or railings. Also, since you are at ground level, there's no need for working at a height or climbing ladders. Although it is simple to build a deck on the ground, there are some issues you need to keep in mind...
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How to Build a Pergola

 Here are the basics on how to build a nice pergola:  1 – Location is everything You start off by figuring out where you want the Pergola located. Location is everything because a pergola is usually meant to be the focal point in your garden – it usually is the first thing that visitors will notice. While its location should make it the focus point of the visitor’s attention, its design should afford a good deal of privacy from unwanted prying eyes in the neighbourhood.  2 – Size matters!  Make it too small in relation to your house, and the eye will overlook the pergola in fact, the eye will perceive it as an obstruction to the main view which is the house. In reality, the pergola is meant to catch the eye. To figure out how big your pergola should be, walk a few...
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How to Easily Build a Timber Deck

If you have the skills to work with timber and the tools that go with it, this article will guide     you on how to easily build a timber deck. Typically, you want to construct a timber deck so you can:     Maximise your living space    Avoid the high cost of concrete or brick construction Take advantage of the greenery and the topography or layout of the land 4.      Add the final stamp of high fashion to your property. Before you begin, you will have of course, checked out hundreds of deck designs both online and in print magazines. Did you by any chance see designs with bi-fold doors? When you use bi-fold doors you can seamlessly extend your interior space into the outdoors. I’m guessing that you will have also gone through the local council regulations pertaining to building of timber...
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