Gillespie Decks are the trusted Ottawa deck builders you can rely on. Over the years, our professional team has built hundreds of high-quality decks in all sorts of shapes and styles. We’ve built our name on providing homeowners with practical, creative solutions that bring their backyards to life. Learn more about our three most popular deck materials below, or take advantage of our $4000 Deck in a Day promo!
The majority of decks in Canada are constructed from pressure treated wood, and with good reason. The amount of upkeep and maintenance a pressure treated deck requires varies widely. While a well maintained pressure treated deck can last up to forty years, and still look great, ill-maintained decks can split and crack their way to looking old and beaten up in less than ten years.
Gorgeous with beautiful grains, textures and colours
Cedar is an all-weather, naturally decaying and insect-resistant wood with beautiful grains, textures and colours. Cedar decks generally fall somewhere between pressure treated and composite decking in terms of price, and requires varying levels of upkeep and maintenance depending on the look you’re after.
Composite decks are guaranteed not to splinter, warp, crack or rot, and are easier to maintain than pressure treated or cedar. Its primary drawback is cost – composite decking is more expensive than natural decking products – and for some homeowners there’s simply no replacing the look and feel of a natural wood deck.
We were off all last week, and having the new deck was definitely a great way to enjoy the vacation. Absolutely phenomenal job on it, it looks incredible, and you guys were absolutely great to deal with. We’ll definitely be referring you to anyone who’s interested in having work done!
The new porches at my place look FANTASTIC. Thank you very much for a job well done, we love it. Very happy customer, will tell our friends and neighbours.
I had a small job to do on my deck and this firm did an excellent job. They are very professional and were a pleasure to deal with. I will use them again in the future and have already recommended them to my neighbor.