Design & Estimating


 

We try to provide the highest level of service in the industry. One way we do that is to provide free estimation and design services for your project. That's right FREE! We know that you want your project done correctly, within budget and with minimal waste. The best way to get an accurate estimate and/or bill of materials is by utilizing advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

Having a builder supplied schematic or deck plan really simplifies the process and we can often get them online or through other sources.

However, we can also develop an accurate plan from a rough diagram showing critical measurements. Of course, some photos always help as well. You don't need to be an engineer or artist, just draw a quick sketch, take some measurements and photos and we'll do the rest.

This method is very beneficial in designing the look of your project. Do you want a Traditional Pattern with margin boards around the entire perimeter, New York Pattern with no margin boards at all or something in between?

It is hard to imagine what the differences look like without some sort of rendering and it is critical decide before the project is started.

This process also allows our craftsmen to spot any areas of concern and develop solutions before it is too late. Our experience means that we can ensure the final product will be as authentic as possible.

We highly recommend that you take advantage of our FREE Design Services. We use our experience and your ideas to come up with the best possible pattern for your project

Common Decking Patterns

  • Traditional Pattern
  • Hybrid Pattern
  • New York Pattern

 Our Traditional Pattern most closely replicates the look of a classic yacht deck. When using real hardwoods for marine decking it is crucial to minimize the amount of exposed end grain in order to prevent rotting and premature failure. For this reason most real teak decks use margin boards (borders) to seal the end grain of the decking planks. Essentially there are boards around the entire perimeter of the deck and hatches. We replicate this design to achieve the most authentic classic look

Sometimes the best pattern is no pattern at all. In order to get the best look often we use both patterns in the same area. Swim ladder covers usually look better without borders even if the rest of the piece has them. Having borders around such a small hatch can sometimes be visually overbearing. Occasionally there is simply not enough room on the piece to use borders without overlapping each other.

Our New York Pattern has NO margin boards around the borders.Named after the pinstripe uniforms of the Bronx Bombers our New York Pattern gives a more modern, sporty look. As our synthetic material does not suffer from the deteriorating effects of water and weather it is not imperative to enclose the end grain of the planks. With the cost of real hardwoods increasing exponentially it is not uncommon to find real teak decks laid in this pattern. The longer caulking lines visually enhance smaller swim platforms and give a clean, uncluttered appearance. This pattern also helps minimize the visual breaks between hatches and lockers.

 

 

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