Looking to commit more to your outdoor living? Archadeck of Nova Scotia has your backyard needs covered — from screen porches, decks and patios to outdoor kitchens, fire pits, stonework and outdoor lighting.
If there’s one thing that’s changed in the decking industry in recent years, it’s that people are getting more elaborate with their outside spaces, says Maurice Meagher, owner of Archadeck of Nova Scotia.
“We’ve noticed more projects are combination projects — a deck with a shade or roof structure, or maybe they incorporate a fire pit, cooking and dining area, plus lighting elements. People are committing more to their outdoor living.”
Meagher says they recently completed a project on a lake in Dartmouth that had a multi-tier deck incorporating an outdoor kitchen, fire pit area and hot tub. A lower area, at the lake, transitions into a floating dock. “It was just beautiful,” he says.
With Archadeck’s design-build process, the company designs, builds and manages the entire project, from working with the homeowner on the concept to creating the final design, and then constructing the project down to the smallest details. “We handle everything full cycle,” says Meagher.
Each project they work on is meant to complement the existing house. They take everything into consideration, and the design is created around the architecture and style of the home.
“Another recent project we worked on incorporated stone columns, a lower patio and retaining wall, and a low- maintenance railing. It all fit perfectly with the existing house.”
When it comes to today’s railings and overall design styles, he says they see more people choosing sleek, modern and low maintenance. They often install a mix of wooden materials and different low-maintenance manufactured materials, such as aluminum, iron, glass, composite and PVC materials.
“People are busy, and the majority of our customers are conscious of that,” says Meagher. “They are choosing not to have maintenance in the future.”
In business since 2002, Archadeck has seen continuous growth over the years, and has added more and more professional staff to their team to keep up with the demand.
“I think the growth we’ve experienced over the past 16 years has allowed us to better service our clients,” says Meagher. “We have more available resources, which allows us to do projects in a timely manner. We have the experience and the capacity.”
Archadeck of Nova Scotia has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a Certified Residential Builder with the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including a Peak Award for Most Outstanding Residential Renovation of One Room; a consumer choice award in the deck and patio category; Archadeck Outdoor Living’s top design award, which recognizes building design excellence among its franchise locations; and the Best Of Design award by Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design.
Archadeck of Nova Scotia
6070 Almon St., Suite 112 Halifax
By Lori McKay Photos courtesy of Archadeck