How is the cost of building a deck determined? Is it by square footage?

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Posted by: from St. John's
4/25/2014 at 10:59:13 AM

Does the contractor determine the cost by the decking floor space or the structure overall?

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Date/Time4/25/2014 at 2:26:53 PM

Both are factors in costing a deck. Other major variables may include the height of the deck off the ground, whether or not it is a covered deck, the materials chosen, the amount and complexity of stairs and rails, skirting, lighting, wether or not you would like to incorporate utilities - Electrical, Water, Gas, etc for outdoor kitchens or more!

Depending on the size and complexity overall, the substructure required by code may be one of the most costly factors.

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Date/Time4/25/2014 at 3:28:39 PM

Here all real cost in Toronto price.

Average price to build wood deck labor and materials PT wood cost $ 35 -40 per sqf

Cedar wood between $ 40-$45 per sqf

This price include deck building and regular wood railings only. No include footing.

Footings are between $250 each.


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Date/Time4/25/2014 at 6:39:43 PM

I think that is irrelevant, unless you are coming to be contractor and how does one calculates and conducts his business is just his or hers to know.

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Date/Time4/26/2014 at 9:04:04 AM

Generally price is based overall, stairs, materials, railings, etc.

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