Norm and Suzanne’s Deck in Barrhaven
A milestone birthday is coming up soon and Norm and Suzanne are hosting a party. They needs a bigger, better deck.
Day 1: 8:15 a.m. Deck before.
Day 1: 9:15 a.m. Deck demolished.
Day 2: When you have 7 six-foot deep, two feet wide holes to dig AND enough access to the yard, you bring in the big toys.
Day 3: 7,000 lb. of cement, one 66 lb. bag at a time = 7-hour monster workout.
Day 4: Because the size of your deck DOES matter.
Our daily (and adorable) site supervisor.
Day 5: creating custom deck stairs.
Day 5: Second framing layer complete, including cantilevered stair landing and custom-sized stair stringers.
Day 8: Strawberries dipped in Oreos on the deck we’re building. Guess the clients are happy with the progress? (yes, we ate several before thinking to take a picture)
Day 9: Deck taking shape. Now we’ve got some time while the custom roof trusses are being built… so Heather and I are taking a long overdue honeymoon vacation out west.
Hi friends, Hope you’re having a good week. Heather and I are having a great (and 15 months overdue) honeymoon out west. First vacation in 3 years and worth the wait. Saw a black bear and two cubs in Jasper, hiked 3.7km (400m vertical) to Lake Agnes Teahouse in the sky over Lake Louise and now we’re headed into BC. Cheers!
Deck day 10: Monumental effort for just two people, but the seven trusses are in. Just the ladder truss system to create the overhang at the front to go.
Day 13: Tongue and groove pine ceiling and handrail started.
We’re speechless. Suzanne and Norm just sent this very kind email.
Thank you for your kind words! We can say the same about you and Don. Over the years, we have had some work done in our house, but you guys have by far surpassed our expectations! You are pros at what you do; you put your hearts into the project and take a personal interest in the process and the finished product. You are open to suggestions and offer your professional advice when needed.
You work well as a team…. you both have a calm and focussed approach, and share very high standards.
We are so grateful to have had the privilege of working with you. Our vision gradually became a reality, and we could not have imagined how magnificent the end result would be! I have taken many photos, which I have not yet uploaded and edited. It will be my pleasure to share them on the website.
We extend our warmest gratitude for all you’ve done,
Suzanne and Norm
Every night, Yoda supervises as I make my lunch. She always scores some cheese and licks the yogurt spoon.
The finishing touches.
Day 14 and the deck is nearly done. Ceiling is painted, lights and fans are operational and crown moulding is installed. Just waiting for the simulated cedar shake to arrive, so we’ll be back in a week.
Day 15: The cedar shake was delivered and installed, so now the deck is complete. Suzanne and Norm have been terrific to work for. Enjoy your deck!
Day 15: The deck is done and decorated. We’ve all agreed it’s not merely a ‘deck’, but a veranda.
Evening on the veranda.