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RED CEDAR YARD WORKS

North Shore Deck Builders

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We love to build decks.

Getting a deck just right is a difficult task. At Red Cedar Yard Works, we understand the details and nuances required to deliver exceptional outdoor living spaces. Taking the time to understand both our client's needs and the unique opportunity that every property presents is key to how we work. Let us know the deck you've been dreaming of and we'll show you how to make it happen.

Composite Decking

Composite decking is our material of choice. The combination of beauty, durability, low maintenance, and upcycling give it an excellent value proposition. You can chose from a variety of natural looking wood grain patterns and colours to get just the right look. No need to worry about constant painting or staining as you would with a wood deck. You can rest easy knowing that your deck is backed by a 25-35 year manufacturer's warranty. Finally, you can help divert plastic from the landfill by chosing recycled composite materials.  Visit our favourite decking partners, FibreOn, to learn more

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Our Process

Hiring a deck builder should not be a headache. At Red Cedar Yard Works, our goal is to make the process of building or renovating your deck an enjoyable experience. From start to finish, our customers can expect clear, prompt communication regarding scheduling, project progress, budget, change orders, and any other concerns you may have. We avoid surprises by diligently assessing our projects in the consultation phase so that you know what the project is going to cost with the least uncertainty possible. Here is what to expect when you chose Red Cedar Yard Works for your next project.

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Initial Consultation:

  • First, we’ll ask you to fill out the contact form or send us an email. please include the following information.

    • Name, Address, phone number, email address

    • Photos of the deck/outdoor living space in question

    • Rough measurements (if possible, photos should suffice if not)

    • Wishlist of features to be added 

    • Expected project cost

    • Desired Timeline

    • Anything else you would like us to know

  • Let us know when a good time to call is and we’ll be sure to get back to you to discuss the project.

  • When we call we will discuss the general outline of the project, if the budget fits with what you would like to accomplish, and if we’re able to take on the project in the timeframe you are looking for.

In Person Consultation - $75, refundable to the project cost

  • If we are in agreement on a rough outline of the project and estimated budget, then it’s time to schedule an in-person consultation.

  • We will come to your home or site to get to know you better and discuss the project in detail. Over about an hour we will go through all the details of your deck project, including:

  • Assessing the health and integrity of your existing deck or patio

  • Discussing ideas to optimize your outdoor living space

  • Selecting decking products and finishes with provided samples

  • Addressing any concerns you anticipate for the construction period

  • Confirming all measurements and site access

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Now We Get to Build!

  • We will arrive at the agreed upon start time and get to work.

  • First we will mitigate any safety hazards and protect any elements of the house which could be damaged during your deck’s construction.

  • We will also identify key work stations and material staging areas and confirm that these locations will work for you.

  • Then we will work through the project and give you regular progress updates.

  • When we have completed the project we will walk through the project with you to confirm that all items on the scope of work have been completed to your satisfaction.

  • After signing the completion of project form, we will send you the final bill along with instructions on how to take care of your deck and warranty information for both our workmanship and the products used in your project.

What makes our decks better built?

Decks are a place where the details really matter. Because it’s outside, and often not covered, your deck has to stand up to harsh winters and hot summers. Here are a few of the details we take care of on every deck to ensure it will stand the test of time.

Pressure treated lumber

  • Every deck frame is built with exclusively pressure treated lumber, with every end cut treated for longevity.

No ground contact

  • Footings are built to about 6” above ground to make sure the posts don't get water damage over time

  • Decks built on-grade utilize concrete sleepers so that there’s always substantial distance between your deck and the ground.

G-Tape

  • We tape the tops of all beams and joists. This ensures there is no direct wood to wood or wood to decking contact, which is the first place rot develops.

Treated lumber approved fasteners

  • All the nails, screws, and fasteners on the job site are approved to be used with pressure treated lumber. This is an important detail as non-approved fasteners corrode quickly in treated lumber and fail, rendering a deck unsafe.

Customization

  • Is there a detail or a feature that is important to you? Just let us know and be assured it will be taken care of properly.

Secure posts

  • If your deck has a railing, we will make sure to go the extra mile to ensure it is safe and secure. There are a few different ways to mount a post, depending on the railing type, but it's a detail we don’t skimp out on.

Clean lines

  • We make sure to carefully plan the decking so that it has the cleanest lines possible. Wherever we can, we will cut the decking in place so it has a perfectly flush edge.

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What It Costs

At Red Cedar Yard Works, we like to have open and honest conversations about pricing. We don't beat around the bush and we don't surprise you with a bill bigger than we said it would be. We give you one price up front and make sure everyone is on board with change orders when the scope of work is altered. To help you get a ballpark price, we have put together a series of common deck projects and what they cost. If you would like to know where your deck fits, please fill out the initial consultation form and we can give you a ballpark estimate as soon as we get the chance.

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  • 300 sq.ft Square shape

  • On-grade (gravel) or on an existing concrete slab

  • Raised off the ground with single wrap around stair on 2 sides

  • 2x6 pressure treated frame with G-Tape

  • Deck with FibreOn Sanctuary

  • “Picture frame” border and matching fascia

  • Hidden Fasteners.

  • Lighting Inset into fascia (with existing outdoor electrical box)

Medium Patio New Construction
(Some features, Composite)

$22 000 or $459.66/Month

 

8.99% APR on a 60 month term. Subject to credit approval. Actual interest rate, purchase amount threshold, payments, and terms are subject to change and may vary. Payment and interest rate apply to term only.

  • 250 sq.ft. square shape

  • Remove Decking

  • Minor repairs to the existing frame

  • Apply G-Tape to joists and ledger

  • Re-Deck with cedar 5/4” x 6”

  • Square Deck Shape

Small Re-decking with Cedar

$5 000 or $105.32/Month

 

8.99% APR on a 60 month term. Subject to credit approval. Actual interest rate, purchase amount threshold, payments, and terms are subject to change and may vary. Payment and interest rate apply to term only.

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  • 200 sq.ft. Square shape

  • 3 Posts, single beam, and ledger frame, no more than 1 storey high.

  • 2x8 Pressure treated joists with 12” spacing

  • Structure protected with G-Tape

  • Deck with tight knot cedar 5/4” x 6” 

  • Top fastened with GRK outdoor rated fasteners

  • Wood picket railing with 2x6 top rail and tension-tied posts

Small Deck New Construction or Complete Removal and Replacement (Simple, Cedar) 

$18 000 or $376.65/Month

 

8.99% APR on a 60 month term. Subject to credit approval. Actual interest rate, purchase amount threshold, payments, and terms are subject to change and may vary. Payment and interest rate apply to term only.

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  • 500 sq.ft. Staggered square shape

  • Minor repairs to the existing frame

  • Apply G-Tape to joists and ledger

  • Deck with FibreOn Sanctuary decking

  • “Picture frame” sections and border with accent colours and matching fascia

  • Aluminum Picket Railing

  • Full staircase with fascias and Railings

Large Re-decking with Composite and New Railings

$35 000 or $729.46/Month

 

8.99% APR on a 60 month term. Subject to credit approval. Actual interest rate, purchase amount threshold, payments, and terms are subject to change and may vary. Payment and interest rate apply to term only.

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  • 650 sq.ft. Irregular curves

  • Multi level deck with 2x8 pressure treated frame.

  • Structure protected with G-Tape

  • Deck with tight knot cedar 2” x 6” 

  • Top fastened with GRK outdoor rated fasteners

  • Custom Glass railing

  • Built in stairs, hot tub, and cabinet.

Large Deck New Construction (Complex, Cedar) 

$40 000 or $833.23/Month

 

8.99% APR on a 60 month term. Subject to credit approval. Actual interest rate, purchase amount threshold, payments, and terms are subject to change and may vary. Payment and interest rate apply to term only.

Please note that these numbers are based on past projects which may or may not reflect your own. Factors that could significantly change the pricing include; site access, deck height, available working space, material availability, and features chosen. Scroll down to learn more about our financing program.

Financing

If you’ve been dreaming of upgrading your old deck or patio with our recycled composite or cedar, you’ll be happy to hear about our new financing program.  Red Cedar Yard Works has partnered with FinanceIt, a Canadian company that specializes in providing easy-to-use, affordable loans for home renovation projects. Spread out the cost of your deck renovation project over a period of 1 to 20 years.  It’s less expensive than using your credit card and does not require a large deposit.

Instantly find out whether you're approved

Spread your payments over a 60 month term

Pay monthly, or pay it all off with no penalty

Lower interest rates than your credit card

So simple, you can apply from your phone

Just as secure as your online banking app

Automatic payments from your bank account

Get your deck, patio, or any other project!

 
 

Find Out How It Works

Step 1

Do a quick check to see how much you’ll be approved for.  You’ll receive an instant response and then know what kind of budget you have to work with.

Step 2

Meet with a Red Cedar Yard Works contractor to create the perfect deck of your dreams, knowing you’ll be able to afford the monthly payments.  A $20,000 deck is an easier investment when it’s only $181.15 per month!

Step 3

Use the FinanceIt app to complete your application.  You can upload your details and set up automatic payments securely and easily from your smartphone!

Apply and get approved on the spot!

 

Your application will be valid for 6 months, so you’ll have plenty of time to make a decision and plan the design of your new deck, patio, or other project.

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Other Projects

Carpentry is a passion that stretches beyond decks, even though decks are our favourite. Here is a sample of some of our other carpentry projects

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Our Purpose and Values

Purpose: At Red Cedar Yard Works, we build spaces where people create cherished memories while championing high quality craftsmanship and sustainability.

Honesty: An honest contractor can be hard to come by. At Red Cedar Yard Works we want to change that by being upfront and transparent about everything we do. That includes pricing, which you can find examples of on our projects page. That includes project progress, where we will update you regularly on how your project is moving forward. Lastly, that includes the final bill where there will be no surprises because everything has already been clearly communicated.

Quality: For us, quality comes first. It requires measured planning, attention to detail, and constant vigilance for errors & defects. This results in projects that are both beautiful and sturdily built. Without overbuilding, we make sure that your deck is strong enough to stand the test of time. We also take the time to make sure every line is straight, square, flush, plum, and trim because at the end of the day, it’s those little details that make a deck shine. 

Sustainability: We live in the age of climate change. Therefore, it is our responsibility to do everything we can to mitigate our environmental impact. Red Cedar Yard Works lives up to that responsibility in a few ways. First, we reduce the amount of materials we have to use. This is done by carefully planning our lumber orders and not letting materials go to waste. Second, We reuse wherever possible. When we re-build decks, we strive to keep as much of the original footings and frame as possible. This keeps the old lumber and concrete out of the landfill and lets the new lumber remain as trees in the ground. Reducing and reusing also keeps your costs down! Finally, we are diligent about recycling. We ensure that all waste products are sorted and disposed of properly. We also build decks with recycled composite materials. We use FibreOn Sanctuary decking because it is made of 95% recycled materials while delivering a high quality product. 

 

See What Our Customers Have to Say

J Millard

 Dundarave

"We spent months looking for someone who could build the exact deck we wanted at our home in West Vancouver. Jacob was professional, detail-oriented, and took all of our concerns into consideration. Now we have a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy with the entire family."

S Soden

Westview

"What can I say after another perfect job by Jacob of Red Cedar. I know his work will always be done properly and to a high standard. He is reliable and professional in all that he does."

C Sylvester

Vancouver / Gambier

"Jacob and his Red Cedar team are hard working, precise, innovative, thorough, and unflappable: they deliver what they promise, are realistic in their projected time and cost for the project, and a joy to be around. Highly recommended."

 

GET IN TOUCH

What kind of project do you have in mind?

Please give a brief description of your project including;

  • the type of decking you are interested in (cedar or composite),

  • a rough measurement of the size & shape of your deck,

  • any major features you would like (waterproof underneath, staircase, aluminum railing, inset lighting etc... )

When we call we will discuss the general outline of the project, if the budget fits with what you would like to accomplish, and if we’re able to take on the project in the timeframe you are looking for. If we are in agreement, then we will schedule an in person consultation to go over the finer details of the project.

Please send photos of your existing deck or where you would like your new deck to go to info@RedCedarYardWorks.com . This will help us give you a more accurate estimate.

Here's a detailed list of all the Services we provide

Deck

Deck Builder

Composite deck

Raised Patio

Cedar Deck

Patio

Porch
Deck Quote

Retaining Walls

Waterproof Deck
Fence Builder
Deck Replacement
Deck Renovation
Re-decking
Deck extension
Landscape construction
Carpenter
Outdoor Carpenter

Sundeck

Pergola

Patio Renovation

Pool Deck

Decking

FibreOn Deck

Outdoor Living

Fencing