Deck blding - need estimate!!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by meets1, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Landscaping small yard but the owner wants a deck built on the front of the house. Looking at basic 10 x 18 deck. Wants to use materials other than treated wood. I think the material is call Trec decking, something like that. Maybe one step, nothing to go around but I need to know how to price? Sq ft, hourly, material + %??
  2. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do decks at around $12-$15 sq.foot with a "basic" railing system, this is with P.T. wood. That deck she wants is called TRex decking and man is that very costly. I think the last one I did was (at cost to buy it) $2-$3 a foot. P.T. is $7 bucks for an 8footer. Up here in N.H. Plus you need some special screws for the Trex. Nice stuff never have to paint and never will rot.
  3. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I did one and I added $1 per ft labor and then the difference in the cost of the composite vs the wood. The buck a foot paid for the special clips I used so you dont see any screws. Came out great but I think it came out to about 25 a sq ft due to the upgrades they picked such as lighting. I will look for pics and the pricing.

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