Our Process

Free Estimates:

Some builders will offer a free 1/2 hour consultation on site, on the phone or in their showroom to discuss your project. Most small, simple projects like standard style fences can be estimated during that appointment or over the phone. If you have your own plans done by a designer, or if you are capable of doing them yourself, please send the plans through (this form). We will follow up by email or come and speak with you in person so that we can see the site if you are going ahead with the project. During this appointment they are not often going to teach you how to build a fence. We offer DIY Plans for you to learn those things. Standard shaped decks and simple pergolas can usually be estimated for free however we ask you to put your thoughts on paper and send it in using the phone, and please send a copy of your site plan as well. Fences may be estimated over the phone during the busy season– so please have total footage measured before calling us for pricing from May to September.

To see if we have an exclusive builder in your area click here,
or send us an email to [email protected], tell us about the project and leave us your contacts.

Design Consultations:

We are happy to help you design your deck, fence, pergola or roofed structure, however this is not a service we can provide for free. Nearly everything in our gallery can be ballparked for you for free, but when you want something designed specifically for your home and budget, a professional designer will guide you through the planning process and the resulting project will be more inspired–It’s what we do.

Most of our builders are also professional designers that can conjure up details to blend with the unique style of your home and fit your budget and spatial considerations. All of our exclusive builders have access to our entire portfolio of designs and details which have been designed to last longer and look better. Creation of these unique details starts with a design consultation which lasts about an hour and is done for a flat fee, (speak to your local designer for a quote–Normally about $125-250). Your specialist designer will visit the site, take photos and measurements, speak to you about the project, most importantly, they will listen to what you want. They will go through your wish list, critique your ideas and often mention other things that might improve functionality or aesthetic appeal.

Most of the featured projects in the gallery involved a designer and a  proper set of plans and concepts. Lets face it–Most design quality work is a collaboration between a gifted builder and a talented designer.

To connect with one of our Structure Designers click here.

Insurance Estimates and Builders

(Companies that need pricing for bidding on jobs that they have not won yet.)If you have been awarded a job through the tender process, we are happy to quote the work for you. If you are in the process of bidding, we can do estimates for a fee, however we do not offer free estimates for this type of bid. We are happy to supply estimates for Insurance Companies, (who need 3 bids to award projects), however we do charge to prepare these estimates. We are simply too busy to work for free on these speculative projects at this time.

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Plans and Details for Existing Projects

See the Plans / Details button above to navigate the categories of plans available. Hover your curser over the subject and a drop down list appears. When you get to the main pages you will see numerous thumbnail pictures–just click on the pictures and it will open up as a feature page. You can navigate forwards and back using the breadcrumbs at the top of each page. This page will have 1 large photo and other smaller photos. Hover your curser over the small photos and they become large. These prepared plans are well put together and inexpensive. They have a DIY or PRO desegnation, which means that they are either step by step plans that are suitable for beginners, or a Pro level plan more suitable to advanced woodworkers. Pro level plans may just be the architectural drawings with designers notes which offer professional tips. We don’t want to insult the pros by dictating the most mundane methods. All DIY and PRO plans come with free support by email should there be anything you are not clear on. Just send an email with your question and we will help you out as quickly as we can. This is how we keep making our plans better–

You can order these plans right on line through Internetsecure.com or Paypal.com (alternatively you can call in your order at (888) 293-8938

When it comes to plans that are not listed as available, most projects found in the Gallery area are available in some form. They may be a little more expensive, but we are generally happy to make them available by PDF. Having the actual details to work with will help you achieve longer  lasting and better built structures.  Just jot down the product ID and give us a call at (888) 293-8938 to order. (These plans may not be available in all areas).

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Custom Plans over the Internet

You love the way our structures work and you are confident in our details being superior. Just because we don’t have a builder in your local area, it doesn’t mean we can’t help you create a masterpiece. Decks, Pergolas, Fences and garden features of all descriptions can be built from our details, and designed to fit perfectly with your home. All you need to do is send your wish list and some photographs to us by email or even through the mail, and we will give you a firm price on creating some beautiful concept designs just for your home. The plans will be detailed enough to show to local builders and have the same level of detail as our builders would build.

Send some photos and wish list, along with your contacts to [email protected] and we will get back to you by phone with pricing.