We Specialize in Structures that Deck Builders, Designers, and Architects Shy From.
Architects tell you that what they do ends at the front and rear door. Deck Builders are not designers. Interior designers do not have the detail experience to create a long-lasting deck, though they can certainly get the spatial planning right. Landscape Designers and Architects Courses devote only weeks learning about garden structures, decks, and outdoor buildings.
We recognized this gap early, in the past 30 years, we have been creating our own unique details and designs.
Those Dream Decks and Outdoor Living Areas on TV? That is What We Do.
We help people create inspired outdoor spaces!
Our details result in a longer lifespan and more appealing spaces.
Creativity makes us a source of inspiration and details for Landscape Designers, Architects, and Builders.
We offer a group of select specialist builders that bring our designs to life across North America.
We are always looking for talented people, so if you know a great builder, please refer them.
As sports teams use talent scouts, you can use GardenStructure.com to source talented builders.
Value Vs Budget
Our clients have learned the low bid lessons and are not willing to gamble their investment with builders working cheap.
We design decks and outdoor structures to last 20-100 years.
Average decks will look good for 2 or 3 years. We strive to make our decks look good after 10 years of service.
Is your average deck better value at half the price? We Think Not!
If you are collecting bids from every deck builder that will visit, we are not your builders.
Our Builders offer a 5 Year Workmanship Warranty on Woodwork, and, 10 Years on Composite Decks.
Our founder “Lawrence Winterburn” started building forts in the forest across the road from his home in Niagara Ontario at the age of 6.
By 16 years old he was an apprentice mechanic (part-time during high school), building cars with friends on the weekend.
At 20, he spent 2 years working with the best carpenters and building companies in the Greater Toronto Area. He stayed as long as he was learning, and when the learning ceased, he was off to the next class.
At the age of 25, he was building custom homes with glass roofs and integral solariums, restaurants, cabinetry and managing commercial projects up to 50,000 square feet.
He grew impatient with Architects giving him interesting projects to build, and, began working with landscape designers and landscape architects. Little did they know that he was absorbing their design talents.
Within a few years, GardenStructure.com was supplying details and designs to Architects and Engineers across North America for outdoor structures.
GardenStructure.com was Born.
Lawrence soon learned that his team could not build every project.
He started partnering with specialist builders that could bring the designs to life like Paul Lafrance Design and The Deck Store.
Many of our partners rely on our design expertise, and we rely on them for their unique specialties on the build side.
Today we work with about 10 partners to bring our brand of beautiful to yards across North America.
Working Drawings and DIY Plans and Photorealistic Renderings
We built our reputation on DIY Pergola plans. We are presently converting our plans to a 3D format. This new series will be easier to visualize and build.
Pro versions are working drawings with a scalable template if required. Our DIY plans include Step by Step with Material Lists.
Our pro plans enable Designers and Architects to specify the details, without having to guess at the structure or dimensions.
It’s just part of our culture of sharing and we keep trying to keep them affordable.
If you need plans, designs or instructional materials please get in touch. The “Western Red Cedar Lumber Association“, and “Lee Valley Tools” have been utilizing our plan products for over a decade now.
Where do we build Currently?