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How to Choose a Child Safe Balcony Railing That Gives Peace of Mind

In 2015, little three-year-old Freddie Coulton from East Sussex, UK slipped between the balusters on a balcony railing and fe...

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Decking

Use Decking and Fasteners That Are as Safe as Your Home's Indoor Flooring

Once upon a remodeling project, I was carrying an old stove out of the kitchen onto the deck. I’d checked the deck before wal...

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Railing

Railings for Retaining Walls: Combining Industrial Strength and Elegance

When I was a teenager I actually walked right off a retaining wall. Distracted by the starry sky above, I took a step and soo...

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Fencing

Finding Secure and Beautiful Fencing for a Gated Community

Once upon a time, while working as an apprentice for a big residential construction company, my company was called to put up...

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Railing

The Best Railing for a View Is Minimal and Suits Its Setting

Maintaining a view while still providing something sturdy to lean on are two of the more basic requirements of a good railing...

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Decking

The Best Decking for Direct Sunlight Doesn’t Fade or Degrade After Years of Sun

I can’t count the times I’ve wandered out onto a southern exposure deck and found it cooked and grayed to the point of struct...

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Decking

No Rot Decking Makes a Safe and Long-Lasting Deck

When I was a kid visiting my grandparents’ house, I looked forward to the summer rain. It would wet the wooden walkways and d...

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Railing

Building Materials for Humid Climates: Powder-Coated Metal Railings

A few years ago, a friend of mine invited me down to Florida to catch grouper. It had been awhile since we’d seen each other...

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Decking

Choosing a Water-Resistant Composite Decking for Your Pool Deck

In the past few years, one of my not-so-infrequent jobs has been to perform renovations on poolside patio areas. Very often,...

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Railing

For the Best Fence for Your Front Yard, Choose a Versatile and Classic Look

A few years ago, I was working in an old historic neighborhood, tasked with giving an old colonial house some much-needed cur...

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Railing

How to Choose Decking for a Summer House That Doesn't Require Maintenance

While living in Europe, I had the great honor of contributing a little sweat equity to the upkeep of one of my friends’ summe...

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Decking

Barefoot-Friendly Decking: Make Your Deck a Splinter-Free Haven

A little while ago a friend of mine, who frequently hosts parties and loves going barefoot, built a massive deck that connect...

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Railing

Create an Open View with Glass Railings for Balconies

One of the ladies I used to work with owned a nice property on the water. It was a small apartment complex she inherited from...

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Railing

Modern Veranda Railing Ideas: Cable, Metal, and Glass Deck Railings

A client called me up recently to get some ideas for veranda railing design and decorative options. They had a beautiful home...

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Railing

Replacing Wood Deck Balusters With Metal Ones for an Easy Deck Refresh

Last weekend, I made an effort to get out to one of the local haunts around my city: a bar downtown whose gimmick is being on...

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