As a professional builder of wooden decks since 1998, we understand the importance of selecting quality patio deck materials. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of the materials we use in the construction of patio decks and also those that we do not use.

Composite Decking (a material we no longer use…)

- Please note that Patios et Clôtures Beaulieu no longer uses composite decking materials in the construction of its decks. Their disadvantages and environmental impacts are too important and they do not coincide with our corporate vision. To learn more about the reasons for this decision, we invite you to read this article - Made from various combinations of waste wood fibers, non-renewable petroleum products and a small percentage of recycled plastics, composite decking materials are often used in the construction of decks. Read More

Pressure Treated Wood – a cheaper alternative for the structure of decks

Another material we use in the construction of our decks is pressure treated wood. Woods such as spruce, pine and fir are commonly pressure-treated with ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary), a chemical preservative that prolongs the lifespan of wood used in exterior construction. Read More

Ipe Wood – durability and ease of maintenance

Ipe wood is a material harvested from FSC regulated forests of Brazil, known for its strength and durability (between 40 and 50 years). This wood does not require any specific treatment due to its high natural resistance to moisture, weathering and damage caused by insects. In addition, Ipe wood is very resistant to fire, almost at the same level as cement. The diversity of its color varies from light brown, dark brown and, red- brown. Read More

Western Red Cedar – elegance and durability

For centuries, carpenters and craftsmen valued Western Red Cedar for its natural beauty and durability. The red cedar we use is from Western Canada, where logging is regulated to ensure the resource is sustained. Read More
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