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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
As homeowners, we strive to create a destination for family and friends that is attractive and welcoming. By choosing high-quality amenities and upgrading outdated colors, obsolete flooring, disfuntional cabinetry, it's a perpetual quest to perfect our homes. These aesthetic efforts, we hope, will also increase its value.Read More