Decks are very common in most yard sites. They are generally installed at close quarters to your house and offer good value for entertaining and barbequing. Materials commonly used are pressure treated wood and cedar. Composite wood is also available for maintenance-free product.
With the addition of railings and steps, decks can be a great and practical option for any outdoor space. Decks above two feet in height from finished grade do require a building permit from the City of Calgary.
Fences are a basic requirement of any yard site. Materials used can be spruce grade wood, pressure treated, and cedar. Vinyl maintenance-free fencing is also an option.
Construction of a basic fence is pretty standard throughout the industry. Some developments now specify the style of fencing required. Chain link has seen a surge in popularity in such developments. Chain link lasts for a long time and is also the cheapest style to install.
Custom stone and brick fences are also available, but their use is site specific and can be quite expensive. It is always a good idea to talk to your neighbors and try to commonly share the cost of fencing.