Officially a new trend in Decks– Pavilion Roofs! Why settle for a deck, when you can preserve the structure and the decking beneath a proper roof? Decking, frame, everything lasts longer under a roof, and nothing quite feels like a deck with cathedral ceiling. Arrange a Design Consultation Get a Quote
Large Decks with Timber-Framed Pavilion in Hamilton Ontario
Here is another deck in Hamilton Ontario by our builder in the Niagara region, Matt Holinaty. This one has a roofed timber frame pavilion on the deck with hammer trusses! Matt has been our builder in the area for about 8 years now and his work is beautiful.
This large deck with pitched timber-framed roof structure on top in Hamilton Ontario took months of planning to get building department approval. The structure is not connected to the house–just through the deck. Massive 12 x 12 posts support the deck and pavilion roof. Traditional baluster rails paired with our tempered glass railing system in red cedar help captivate the view.
Designing Large Roofed Decks in Hamilton
Here, we combined red cedar decks with a pavilion roof in Hamilton. Designing and building this complex deck and pavilion is not for a junior builder.
Don’t worry–the rail is not crooked, just appears that way since it is bowed outwards. What a view from this deck! Here is a look at the hammer truss detail at the front corner of the pavilion. Red Cedar tongue and groove on the ceiling hides all the roofing nails below. The front of the deck is an angular brow with tempered glass inserts. The red cedar roof cladding gives a finished appearance on the ground below.
Connecting a roof to a home involves stripping back roofing, reinforcing the home’s structure and then putting it all back together while hoping to shed water. We opted to keep them 2 separate structures to help budget and speed of the build. A freestanding roof is typically referred to as a pavilion. The eves of the pavilion overlap the home’s roof so that it is a mostly dry area.
Matt tends to go all out–plenty of detailing on this staircase from the second level deck. If you know of a great carpenter or contractor, please send them to this page!