'Elevated' deck game

  • Category & Services: Deck Design & Consultation, Deck Building, Railing Installation, Outdoor Living Spaces, Maintenance Free Deck, Surveying and Engineering
  • Construction Date: July 2019
  • Location: Whiteshell, Manitoba

Multiple elevations. Steep hills. Rugged, unforgiving landscape. Relentless, annoying inserts. Travel time to site daily. All these complications would leave your average deck building company at a loss – they likely wouldn’t even show up on day one – let alone complete the masterpiece you see on this page. However, at Windeck, we’re constantly looking for challenges, as with each challenge we overcome, we know on the other side, our deck building game will be elevated to a level not yet dreamed.

Even the best need help, sometimes

Our repeat customer, previously a fan of Windeck’s work at their home in Winnipeg, had us come out to run a consult at their slice of paradise in Whiteshell, we knew we were likely to face some extreme adversity. Arriving onsite we gained firsthand insight as what laid before us, but we relish in the challenge. But sometimes before you can even get started, you need to rely on the assistance of others as at the end of the day, safety comes first. So, we called in some experts to help us get this project off the ground…

When engineers and surveyors are needed for deck building

For this project, the single largest challenge we needed to overcome would impact the project through all parts of the process. The space to build the deck on was of multiple elevations with steep hills. To ensure structural integrity and safety of the deck and outdoor living space are met, we called in surveyors and an engineer to help plan through the design and construction. Our theme of safety ran throughout every aspect of the project – from the pile layout, to the team following industry standards for safe work from ladders, to the final touches and detailed considered. The finished product resulted in a better outcome for our customer – which is the name of the game!

Waterproof and bug proof space increases this outdoor living spaces’ usability

Raining outside? Who cares! Too many pesky critters at dusk? They won’t get you in here! As part of the uniqueness to this project, we built a large screened room which is positioned for optimal views of the lakeside. In addition to keeping the bugs out, it’ll also keep you dry with the use of Duraduk vinyl membrane applied during the construction.

Here’s a full list of our outstanding outdoor living features

  • Large screened room with waterproof coffered ceiling, for timeless style, built from PVC sheets and PVC decking
    • Picture framed and accented PVC walls.
    • Powder coated screens and doors
    • Screened angular window to compliment exterior stairway
    • Extra lighting and ceiling fan
    • Fireplace as an added heat source and improved ambiance
  • Built in half sunken hot tub for easy maintenance access, strategically positioned for romantic lake viewing
  • An abundance of lighting on all stair risers for safety through increased visibility
  • Topless railing throughout to enhance lake viewing, without distractions or obstructions
  • The inlay on the upper deck eliminated all butt joints and defined the seating area and walkways
  • Built in gate into railing to allow for snow removal in the winter

Materials Used

  • Wolf Home Products – Serenity Decking
  • S.T.A.R. Aluminum Railing
  • Crystal Temp – clear tempered glass with polished edges
  • In-Lite – LED deck lights
  • Postech – screw piles
  • Suncoast – screens and aluminum doors
  • Power Up Electric – electrical
  • Duradek – walkable roof deck membrane (over the screen room)
  • Pressure-treated lumber
  • Arctic Spa – hot tub
  • Fire table
  • LUX Furniture – outdoor furniture
  • G-Tape – framing tape
  • Simpson Strong Tie – anchors

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