How much to build a 18' x 12' deck?

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Posted by: from Brampton
6/2/2014 at 11:27:37 AM

How much would a deck like this cost? Size is 18' x 12'.

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Date/Time6/2/2014 at 10:11:42 PM

Great picture. However, one would really need to do an on-site visit to get specific measurements to cost such a project out. The best thing would be to either post your project here or search the site and contact a few companies directly.

Good luck and keep us updated as things unfold.

Brett Barager, MSW

Lone Wolf Contracting

(A Division of Lone Wolf Enterprises)

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Date/Time6/3/2014 at 8:52:54 PM

I charge $ 4500 pt wood and $5000 cedar


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Date/Time6/6/2014 at 1:48:36 PM

Hi There!

Great deck - as we all know an essential part of backyard living, for a deck like this or any other style, it is always best to get a professional out to size up the area and discuss your needs/wants. There are many factors with building a new deck ie. woods, composite material, rails, seating, etc. and as you think about it more you may decide you want some of these things.

Also, keep in mind whoever you do decide to go with on your new deck project make sure to get Locals done - checking to be sure digging can be done there without interfering with gas lines, etc.

Good luck.

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Date/Time6/8/2014 at 9:42:45 PM

Hey Salman, if the deck is pressure treated wood the price starts at $25.00 per. sq. ft. in the G.T.A. if you use cedar wood the price would start at $35.00 per. sq. ft. an 18X12 deck is 216 sq. ft. which would work out to $5,400.00 or $7,500.00 and don't forget you need a permit for deck over 120 sq. ft. or above 24 in. off of ground. Any railings, seating or steps cost extra.

Make sure your contractor is Lic. and Insured, also if you are planning on hand digging you can do that with out calling (CALL BEFORE YOU DIG) if anything other than a shovel is used it's mandatory to call (CALL BEFORE YOU DIG) in case of any utility or power lines that might be under the ground. If you live in a newer house you can also expect to find a whole bunch of crap once you start digging. As most home builders will bury all the old garbage, brick, cement and god knows what else in the back yard.

Good luck


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Date/Time8/8/2014 at 11:05:32 PM

This is not exactly a typical deck as it has 2 elevations and the boards are place diagonal. The person who said $25.00 a square foot seems to be on the mark for a fair price. Cedar is typically 25 % more expensive. If you decide on the diagonal top board installation, you need to insist on framing at 12 inches and not 16 inches.

If it was my own deck, I would choose to use deck blocks as there is no advantage to having 4 foot deep supports. The deck blocks should have no less than an 18'' x 18'' patio slab underneath them. That small $4.00 add on will make those deck blocks capable of supporting 3 X s more load.


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