Patios and decks serve a purpose in your living arrangement, just like the rooms of a house. When designing, we encourage you to think about what that purpose is. Most patios and decks consist of a variety of spaces to accommodate lounge space, cooking areas, and gathering places. How much or little you want to implement will ultimately determine the layout.
Using a combination of smaller spaces instead of building one large space allows for more flexibility and less wasted space. Tying these areas together is what makes for a stunning and inventive design. Our design team’s sole purpose is to define your personal needs and create something that is aesthetically beautiful and provides you with a patio or deck that is perfect for your lifestyle.
The primary space of the patio or deck design is generally used for dining and gathering. For people who like to accommodate large groups of people as opposed to smaller, intimate gatherings, the deck’s design will have to reflect that. We plan for a minimum of 12’ by 12’ for a table area. The cooking area can be placed in an offshoot of this area, where it’s accessible and out of the way.
Underneath the deck can be utilized as well. By finishing it with a drainage system, this can be a great area to enjoy rainy days outdoors. Concrete floors and screen walls are great options to increase comfort as well. Otherwise, it could make for a good storage area.
Patios and decks are generally made out of wood, but there are other options like stone or tile when it comes to the flooring. This is accomplished by building the patio or deck out of wood, and applying a structural underlayment on top before applying the flooring.
The type of wood you choose is important both structurally and aesthetically. The most popular choice is pressure treated pine. It is available in many grades and has built-in water repellent. Other choices, like Western Red Cedar, Redwood, and Mahogany are also available and vary in price and quality.
Valroc Development LTD. has built relationships with the cities and municipalities of Greater Vancouver to make getting a permit as fast and efficient as possible. We make sure every patio or deck we build is up to your standard, up to code, and is in compliance with local regulations.
Before getting started, we’ll present our drawings to you and have them approved. Our better builders have over 20 years experience in expertly crafting Patios and Decks that will leave you amazed at the end result.
Our administrative staff is ready to take your call. After a brief conversation on your ideas, we’ll send a trained professional to see you on site. As with all of our services, we’ll provide a free, detailed estimate on your project.