Ipe Hardwood Pergolas Create Enticing Outdoor Living Areas

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

An Ipe pergola (or other durable exterior hardwood) is an attractive way to enhance your home’s exterior with shaded outdoor living space. Characterized by an open cross-rafter roof, vertical posts and trellised or open walls, pergolas can be freestanding, attach directly to a building or connect two structures  (e.g., spa and pool house). When customized with durable ipe hardwood, this simple garden structure becomes a stunning focal point that can be virtually maintenance free.

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Topics: ipe decking, ipe hardwood, ipe pergola

Ipe Decking Featured in Ocean House Reconstruction

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 @ 06:09 AM


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Topics: Ipe deck, ipe hardwood, hardwood decking

Ipe and Garapa Wood Decking Create a Striking Design

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 @ 14:08 PM

The rich warm tones of Premium Ipe Hardwood Decking and Garapa Hardwood Decking add curb appeal and elegance to any exterior project. When the two wood species are featured together - the results are spectacular.

One New London County homeowner, Richard Priestley, artfully designed this residential deck using 5/4 x 6' honey colored Garapa wood decking boards and picture framed the project with darker auburn-toned 5/4 x 6' Ipe hardwood decking. Matching Ipe wood posts and railings further added further contrast to the striking overall effect.

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Topics: ipe decking, garapa decking, wood decking

Garapa Wood Decking Featured in Maine Cabin

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 06:08 AM

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FSC Certified Hardwood Siding Featured in Award Winning Design

Posted by Amy Cornell on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 @ 06:08 AM


If your state-of-the-art office was inspired by a treehouse would your job actually feel like work? Not likely, according to the designers of MetroNational’s award-winning “Treehouse” project. Located within Houston’s Memorial City, The TreeHouse is a 15,000 square foot, LEED Double Platinum certified facility which was created to gather and inspire the development company’s innovators and its partners.

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Why Eurotec Aluminum System Profile is better than Wood Deck Framing

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 @ 06:08 AM

Full length decking boards can be used to create patio top and roof decks easily and beautifully. A key benefit of the Mataverde Eurotec Deck System is that you can create deck designs without having to use square ‘deck tiles’. Although it is clear that using full length deck boards has many benefits, it is also important to know that not all roof deck joist systems are created equally. The Mataverde® Eurotec® Deck System uses the patented Aluminum System Profile™ for the joists. These aluminum deck joists have many key advantages over conventional wood framing, especially for a rooftop deck design.

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Topics: Mataverde Eurotec Deck System, eurotec deck system

Why does the Mataverde Eurotec Deck System make the Best Rooftop Deck?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 06:07 AM

For decades we have been hearing questions about what is the best way to create a rooftop deck. Most of the deck pedestal options limit your design choices to either using deck tiles or building a heavy and cumbersome wood deck frame. Using sleepers is another widely used balcony or rooftop deck option but limits you to a very low clearance that can limit the air flow under the deck and often requires perforations in your roof.  Over the years, many roofing contractors and builders have told me, “Never put extra holes in your roof, you’re asking for trouble.”

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Topics: rooftop deck, eurotec deck system

Avoid Rooftop Deck problems

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jul 21, 2015 @ 06:07 AM

Rooftop decks are a wonderful way to create a relaxing oasis atop your home or building... with a spectacular view. Rooftop decks, however, can be problematic for a number of reasons. Care should be taken to eliminate mistakes or potential problems while you are still in the planning phase of your deck project.

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Topics: rooftop deck, eurotec deck system

Introducing the Mataverde Eurotec Deck System

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 06:07 AM

After years of global research and due diligence we are delighted to announce the introduction of the Mataverde® Eurotec® Deck System.  This system features the combination of Mataverde premium hardwood decking with the Eurotec aluminum framed pedestal system to help you design and build your rooftop or patio top deck.  Because it utilizes a strong and lightweight patented aluminum joist, you are no longer limited to using ‘deck tiles’ for your rooftop deck retreat. You can use full sized, full length decking boards for a clean and sleek deck design.

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Topics: rooftop deck, eurotec deck system

Introducing Lamboo Climate-Shield Rain Screen System

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 @ 07:06 AM

We are delighted to introduce the Lamboo® Climate-Shield Rain Screen System™

Over the past several years we have had tremendous success and project results with the Climate-Shield System. The architectural community has warmly embraced this high performance rain screen system and have incorporated it into many residential and commercial project designs throughout North America and beyond. To ensure that the high quality performance, customer satisfaction and reputation of Climate-Shield remains strong, we are constantly searching for, and testing, additional cladding material options to meet your project's design goals and needs.

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