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Deck Building and Design

Deck building may sound like a fun summer project but all the work and time it would take to do it is better left to a professional. Promasterscape builds the deck of your visions without you having to hit your fingers with a hammer. Our team of professional landscaping contractors are experienced deck builders all throughout the GTA area.

Save yourself the hassle and hire a professional instead.

Why Build a Deck?

Building a deck is a good investment for any homeowner looking to expand their space and increase the value of their home. Home improvements, including backyard deck building, boosts the market worth of your home. Even if you aren’t looking to sell, a good deck gives you more outdoor space for entertaining, relaxing, or even doing outdoor hobbies like exercise.

Deck Landscaping Ideas

There’s a lot of planning leading up to a finished deck. It’s not uncommon to find your mind drawing blanks when thinking of a good deck landscaping idea. That’s why Promasterscape suggests using this quick guide to get a clearer concept.

  1. How much space do I have for a deck?

  2. What features would I like my deck to have? Low maintenance, slip resistant, or pet-friendly?

  3. How big is my budget? Can I afford more expensive materials or will quality, cheaper alternatives do?

Deck Landscaping Options:

We can mix and match between several deck design styles, materials, and features. Promasterscape will be more than happy to help you explore your options. These are just a few of the materials that we can use when building your deck.

1. Composite Decking

This is a type of decking material that we have used in many of our deck building projects in GTA. Composite deck boards are made using PVC or other kind of plastic that covers the core which is made of ground wood and plastic.


  • Easy installation

  • Low-maintenance

  • Long-lasting. 

  • Pet-friendly

  • Scratch resistant

  • Slip-resistant

  • Design flexibility

  • Made from recycled materials

  • Hardware is invisible

  • Available in multiple colors, patterns, and sizes


  • Expensive

  • Not real wood

  • Some types of composite need specific fasteners for installation

composite deck

2. Cedar Decking


We’re moving into the pricier end with cedar decking material. This midrange option is more durable than pressure treated wood and still looks nice and cozy, specially when attached to traditional looking homes.


  • Naturally resistant to insects and rot so no chemical treatment is necessary

  • Resistant to temperature and weather conditions



  • Cost- Just like composite, cedar can be much more expensive than other wood.

  • Fades to a weathered grey over the years, which can be a drawback to some people.

  • Required yearly maintenance.

3. Presure-treated Decking

Though composite decking takes over the deck and porch markets, pressure-treated wood is still a popular option.  It differentiates itself from its untreated sibling with a special process that gives it a hardier character.  One that is more resistant to moisture, the elements, and general physical damage. It is most commonly used to build playgrounds, boardwalks, poles, and decks.


  • Affordability.

  • Versatility

  • Durability

  • Ease of repair

  • Insect repellency

  • Natural

  • Available in multiple sizes


  • Splinters and checking

  • Fading

  • High-maintenance

  • Chemical risks


4. Deck Railings

There are many different types of railing and each one has its own set of advantages and architectural styles they go with.



A wooden railing is among the simplest options, and it also gives you a lot of flexibility since we can construct something custom or mix and match premade pieces to get just the right look. This is the most inexpensive type of railing and goes best with wooden decks. The downside of wood is that it needs regular maintenance such as cleaning, staining, or painting to stay structurally sound and continue looking good. All of the curves and crevices of a railing can make it time-consuming to maintain if it’s made of wood.

Capped Composite:

The advantage of capped composite railing is that it looks clean and fresh with very little ongoing maintenance, and it’s in the middle of the pack pricewise. There are number of reputable brands, so you should be able to find a style and color that works with the materials on your deck as well as the style of your home. Just like with wood, you can mix and match components to customize the railing to your deck.


There are many types of metal railing available, but the most common are aluminum, galvanized steel, and iron. One of the advantages of using metal balusters is that they usually have a slimmer profile than composite or wood, so are less likely to block the view of the landscape beyond. 

Tempered glass:

Tempered glass is a great option for landscapes with a lot of wind. If you’d like to stretch out on a lounge chair and enjoy the sunshine without the wind tossing your hair this way and that, tempered glass panels used instead of balusters might be the option for you. While this is among the pricier materials, it can be worth it for windy or coastal landscapes since it creates a protected outdoor living space without blocking the view.

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