Deck lighting that glows all night long

One of our priorities is to create spaces that can be used throughout the night. As Winnipeggers born and raised, we know just how precious the fleeting summer months can be. For one client—having their deck well-lit was near the top of the priority list. For this project, we turned to our favourite outdoor LED lighting supplier—In-Lite! Using their vast product line throughout the project, we made lighting available everywhere. This deck is a bright spot and it’s ready to glow all night long—how about you?
  • Category & Services
    Deck Design & Consultation, Deck Building, Picket Aluminum Railing Installation, Custom-built Privacy Walls, Outdoor LED Lighting, PVC Deck Materials for Maintenance Free Deck
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, MB

Outdoor living spaces and decks not only add value to your home – they enhance the experience of being at home and expand leisure space for your family!

Deck building challenges – old deck wreaks havoc

Our client’s existing deck created some challenges. it housed every HVAC, plumbing, and venting system, so our new design had to do the same. While running all the piping to hidden areas, we had to upgrade the insulation. As well, we wanted to innovate the backyard space while ensuring we kept the deck build practical. On top of all that, we needed to ensure we complied with code, which meant adding borders and inlays so that deck boards have no butt joints.

New deck pile mathematics

Innovating with outdoor LED lighting was one of the cornerstones to making this a project a success. Not only will a properly-lit deck give you more usage, but it’s also safer. We ran low-voltage wire into the wood framing posts for the privacy panels we custom-built. This allowed us to install In-Lite’s LED lighting all around the perimeter of the deck.

Added ingenuity with inlay LED lighting

As eluded to earlier, innovating with outdoor LED lighting was one of the cornerstones to making this a project a success. Not only will a properly lit deck give you more usage, but it’s also safer. We ran low voltage wire into the custom-built privacy panel wood framing posts we fabricated. This allowed us to install In-Lites’ LED lighting around the perimeter of the deck.

Outdoor living features included in this deck build

  • 70 low-voltage In-Lite outdoor LED lights
  • Built-in half-sunken hot tub for easy access
  • Custom privacy panels, with PVC decking and aluminum railing extrusions for a warm accent
  • LED lighting in the beams of the privacy panel, to bring out the stunning colours day or night
  • Custom bar top created with PVC decking material
  • Piled hot tub foundation for defined hot tub area of the deck

Materials Used

  • Wolf Home Products – Serenity Decking
  • S.T.A.R. Aluminum Railing Systems – picket railing
  • In-Lite – Outdoor LED lighting for decks
  • Postech Screw Piles – Screw Piles
  • G-Tape – Framing Tape