Do i need a permit to build a deck?

Do i need a permit to build a deck? Many people ask XMT Construction if they need a permit to build a deck. Some cities in the Lower Mainland can have lengthy wait times. In some situations the answer is yes, you will need a permit to build a deck. The requirements to determine if you need a building permit to vary slightly from city to city. Generally, if the finished deck height is not…

Should You Choose a BBQ Island or Outdoor Kitchen?

Should You Choose a BBQ Island or Outdoor Kitchen?

As spring approaches, it’s time to think about your outdoor living space and how you’ll use it to entertain. Here are some insights from Genesis Kitchens into the differences between an Outdoor BBQ Island and an Outdoor Kitchen.

Why I love Trex

There are many reasons why I love Trex, but to summarize I would say it’s the combination of innovation combined with exceptional customer service.

Decks have come a long way

Home design is changing, and these changes are extending into the deck. Once a seldom-used add-on, decks are becoming major living spaces with kitchens and other design features that rival the inside of the home.

The importance of railings in deck design

The right railings can add remarkable drama to the look of a deck. There are several materials to choose from and a number of things to consider. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your railing decision.

How to make the most of your deck space

Just because you don’t have a huge amount of space doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing, leading-edge deck design. Here’s some helpful advice for making the most of your available deck space.

How to clean mold, mildew and algae off your deck

Here in BC’s Lower Mainland, a common problem is green algae, mold and mildew that seems to build up in no time on the surface of decks. This is especially prevalent on wood decks. Here are some tips for removing it to keep you deck looking great.