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6 Hottest Outdoor Trends for 2017

Six outdoor trends that you may never have heard of are leading the market in outdoor design and decor. Implementing even one of these will give your property a fresh face and perhaps bring it into this century. If you are like the average homeowner, you don't renovate or redecorate your outdoor space every year.  If this, however, is the year to put some time and money into this space, you are in luck. This year's trends include a variety of options that will bring colour, texture and character to any outdoor space.   DIY it. ...

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Decking Peeves and their Solutions

Having a great deck will go a long way in making or breaking our outdoor space. When it comes time to build or replace that deck, it's important to identify those things that cause concern for you. Your decking pet peeves as we like to call them. All decking materials have their limitations. Different limitations for different materials. The key is to identify your concerns and your needs and choose the decking product that is right for you. Splinters, cracks and slivers are not likely something you want to deal with when if comes ...

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

It's not every day a business finds itself in the happy place of celebrating 30 years in business.  Hickory Dickory Decks  is delighted to be meeting this milestone. We've come a long way baby! With Tom Jacques, fresh from McMaster University with a degree in business commerce at the helm, the great decking company with the silly name was born. With a small carpentry crew, Tom got busy with the work of building quality decks at a fair price. So much has changed over the years but this primary ...

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The Smart Deck

Thanks to technology, we are no longer the only smart ones in our home. With smartphones, smart televisions and smart watches, there is no reason why your deck and entire outdoor space can't enjoy this kind of technology as well. Being smart in the technical sense takes a whole lot more than an education and a big brain. There are many ways we can add that smart factor to our decks, patios, gardens, Grillzebo , pools and more.     Wireless technology has come a long way in the last 10 years. Good wireless ...

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Why a New Deck Makes a Great Christmas Gift!

You've got that one person that's hard to buy for. That one person might be yourself or your spouse. How about a new deck for this person? As extravagant as it might seem, a new deck can make all the difference in the world of someone you love.  If you're the kind of husband that finds yourself scouring the malls on Christmas eve and enduring all that comes from leaving your shopping to the last minute, consider buying your spouse that much needed deck. A fall or even winter build can save you money. Booking off-season can get ...

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2016 Flamborough Santa Claus Parade

What a night! This year’s Santa Claus Parade in Flamborough did not disappoint. Hickory Dickory Decks wouldn’t have missed it for the world. In fact, it’s Dexter’s favourite time of the year.     After the hustle and bustle of a busy deck season, the guys and gals over at world headquarters really get into the Christmas spirit and can’t think a better way to kick off the holiday season. The theme for this year’s Flamborough Santa Claus parade was “light the way,” and ...

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Choosing Low Maintenance Decking Over Wood Decking

You've heard the pros and cons for low maintenance decking but exactly why it is considered superior to wood often remains unclear. Your typical wood deck can't be compared to its counterpart. Composite decking is everything wood decking can't be and here's why.   Chemically Treated 70 years ago, Dr. Karl Wolman invented the process of infusing preservatives into wood products. Initially when pressure treated wood hit the market the chemicals used were considered very toxic. As of late a more gentle preservative is being used. ...

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Backyard Pavilions - A Great Addition to your Outdoor Space

When you think of a pavilion you might envision sitting in a park during a rainy family reunion but the protection of a pavilion can be right in your own backyard. While deciding the kind of shelter that best suits your needs, consider your very own personal pavilion. Backyard pavilions generally are stand alone shelters, independent of your home. They can be small garden buildings similar to a summer house or a kiosk. Unlike many other shelter options, backyard pavilions give flexibility to their location. You may very well choose to ...

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Three Season Rooms

If you aren't ready to hibernate for the winter and taking all your activities inside for the winter is making you blue, consider a three season room to extend your fun and loving outdoor season. While any addition to your home will increase your living space, additions have also been known to decrease bank accounts. One of the most affordable additions you can make to your home is the three season room. The three season room allows for an extended seasonal period while providing the kind of protection that comes with a roof. The three ...

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Toronto Franchise Show

Did you miss the franchise expo in Toronto? No worries. Hickory Dickory Decks has the low down for you, along with all the information you’ll need to make one of the biggest decisions of your life. If you’re considering going into business for yourself, finding a great company to franchise with can make the decision a whole lot easier. Hickory Dickory Decks has been franchising for decades and the franchise show provided us a great opportunity to show potential franchisees what a responsible, talented franchised business ...

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