What is the average cost of building a wooden deck approximately 12' x 22', 1 step down, privacy fence/rail on one side about 5' tall (for BBQ)
With all due respect to anyone who posts a price for this question, there is not enough information to properly quote the deck. The deck price could range anywhere from $4000 to $12,000 (or more) depending on how it is built. With one step down it is probably lower than 2' high so by code it can be built as a floating deck rather than a deck that is attached to the house with a ledger board. If it is a floating deck it can be built using deck blocks that sit on prepared and tamped ground rather than on cement filled sonotubes that are 4 or 5 feet in the ground. The cheapest option would be a floating deck which should start at about $4000 for materials and labor but this is a very cheap deck with no skirting and no extras. If this is a deck built on cement footings with beams you should expect to be around the $8000 or more range. Decks can be built differently (and still be within the building code) so it is important that you compare apples to apples when you compare quotes. Make sure you compare the footings, beam spans, joist spans and general finishing touches of the deck or you will not be comparing apples to apples. Some contractors will break down the materials and labor separately if you ask them. That may also help in determining which company is doing the work at a better price.
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