Fall, also known as “bonfire and hoodie season” is quickly approaching as we close out our first week of September. Family and friends will gather around fire pits sharing stories, laughter, and making unforgettable memories. It is important to remember throughout all of the fun, that safety still has to be top priority.
It is recommended that fire pits be used in areas that are open and away from decks or homes. With portable fire pits becoming more and more popular, it is becoming more frequent for homeowners to place their fire pit on their cozy deck space. It is important to remember that both wood decking and composite decking are flammable and can be damaged from the heat if your decking space is not properly protected. Here are some steps to take to properly protect your deck from fire or damage.
Due to the fact that you are starting a fire on a wood surface, it is important to take extra precautions. Something as small as an ember can cause your deck to catch fire. Be sure to have a fire extinguisher and hose readily available in the unfortunate event does occur.
Here at Miles Bradley, we’re more than just a great deck builder! We can also build your dream 3 season room, patio, or custom pergola in the Metro Detroit area. Check out these local custom project built by Miles Bradley.
Location: Wixom, MI
You can see this custom made 3 seasons room was just the touch this house need to be able to enjoy Michigan’s seasons while in the comfort of their own home. Finished off with cedar and T&G trim that made this custom order have the warm finishing touches it needed.
Final Price: $30,000
Location: Novi, MI
This three season addition has taken the indoor/outdoor room to the next level. They added a gas fired fireplace and an indoor bar to entertain guests in style. They added coffered ceilings, lights, and fans to make their porch into the main place to be in any of the seasons!
Final Price $38,000
Location: Orchard Lake, MI.
This little walk out deck was just what this house needed to finish off their stone patio. You can see how the bent glass rail compliments the house and the stone patio. They wanted a low maintenance Trex deck so they wouldn’t have to worry about regular maintenance on their deck. The Trex Transcend decks are made for customers who want a deck that won’t succumb to the wear and tear that our Michigan seasons can produce. Read more about them here.
Final Price: $20,000
Location: South Lyon, MI
The property owners of this walkout level screened in porch had a view, and they wanted this addition to compliment it. We were able to add on the multi-level deck with the Trex Transcend Deck system with rail steps so they didn’t have to worry about cleaning or fading. This deck created space to be in the winter and space outside for the warmer months. We loved it!
Final Price: $50,000
Location: Commerce, MI
We do more than just decks! Here you can see an elegant cedar timber pergola with round columns that we built for this client in Commerce Michigan. We wanted to upgrade their outdoor experience and give them the best service in the process.
Final Price: $10,000
So if you want to create the deck of your dreams let us help!
Enjoying the outdoors, hosting friends and family, and having a grill space for your inner grill master, with the custom deck of your dreams! We here at Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling in Illinois want to build your dream deck this year. We will help you every step of the way from brainstorming to planning, blue prints and then building your custom deck, all while you watch it come alive. Let us show you some pictures of custom decks we’ve built in the past year for some inspiration!
Custom Deck Design
It’s amazing what a deck can do for a house. Not only are you increasing your property value, but you are also creating space to entertain and enjoy the great outdoors. As you can see from this deck picture, these guys took their backyard up to the next level with a Trex Trancend deck with Aluminum Rail. This house went from drab to fab over night, and will last long enough for you and your guests to enjoy it.
Multi-level Composite Decking Design
Elk Grove Village, IL
If you’ve ever dreamed about getting a pool, but couldn’t justify getting an in ground pool, this is a great alternative. This family bought an above ground pool, then we built the multi-level deck around it. Not only do they now have space for the pool and the hot tub, but they also created an area to entertain guests comfortably around the above ground pool. What we like most about this design is the how the multi-level deck created a space to keep the hot tub isolated away from the elements and give the owners a little privacy. Along with providing a classy and easy accessible way to enter the pool.
Low Maintenance Custom Design Trex Deck
Hoffman Estates, IL
This was another customer who wanted to have a space to entertain guests and be able to cook out without worrying about their deck getting damaged. They wanted to utilize the Trex Transcend low maintenance composite deck material, so cleaning up after a night with guests would be a breeze. Trex is known for their mold resistant, scratch resistant deck material made for recycled material, so you know your in good hands. As you can see, the product can speak for itself when it comes to look.
Trex Transcend Deck with Hot Tub Privacy Gate
This particular customer wanted to have a deck that would be low maintenance, easy to clean, and give them the privacy they wanted when they use their hot tub. So we built them a deck that utilizes Trex Transcend Deck for a low maintenance, fade resistant, easy to clean deck they could enjoy all year round. We included a composite wall with gate so they could have the privacy they desired for their hot tub. We love how it came out.
Cedar Gazebo Deck Project
St. Charles, IL
We’re not just one the best professional deck builder in Illinois (and Michigan), but we can also will help you build the gazebo of your dreams. Here you can see a job we did in St. Charles, Illinois. We helped this owner not only create a wonderful outdoor/indoor screened in gazebo space, but we also helped them build up the deck of their dreams. We custom built their deck in Western Red Cedar and complimented it with aluminum Balusters, rail lighting, and topped it off with shingles that matched their houses roof.
Miles Bradley Building & Remodeling, Inc. in Illinois is located at; 3 Golf Center #403, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169. Reach us at (847) 665-9301. We’ve got the experience, skill, and professionalism you look for when building your perfect deck. If you want to start down the road to get your newest and best home accessory, we can help. Request a quote anytime on your dream deck project.
Sumer is on it’s way, and with summer comes the time reconnecting with the great out doors. Why not reconnect from the comfort of your own home with a new custom built deck? Get the deck of your dreams this year with help from Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling. We’ve designed custom decks all over the greater Detroit area. We’ve picked a few custom deck projects from the White Lake area that are highlighted below from last year.
Custom Decks White Lake, Michigan
Here you can see a custom built two story Trex Transcend Deck. This particular client wanted to have a good view on the second story, while allowing for space on their lower level deck for a place to entertain guests.
The Trex system is great for them because they wanted a low maintenance deck that won’t fade after years of use. The best part of this design? The beautifulCustom Tempered Glass Railings And Under Deck Water Diversion System. Located In White Lake, MI Price $14,000
Here is another wonderful custom deck that we put together in White Lake. It’s right on the water so we designed this deck to highlight the beautiful view of the water.
We used the Trex Transcend Deck so they don’t have to worry about the upkeep and hassle of a traditional wood deck. Another great feature on this deck is the stainless steel cable rail. Sleek, clean, and allows for great views of the lake.
Final Price $18,000
Here is another custom built deck that was built with the Trex Transcend System. These decks make for great low maintenance backyard living.
We added lights in the stair case for safe and easy travel up and down the stairs. As you can see from the bottom image, they added lighting on the deck as well. These clients wanted to be able to extend their evenings on their deck.
Located In White Lake, MI.
If this is the year you want to get the deck of your dreams, let us help! Contact us today, and let us help build your deck today!
Miles Bradley has been busy this summer! Offering a variety of composite deck materials that comes in different grain patterns and colors, along with full deck planning and all the extras you can add onto your deck. As a certified Trex Pro Platinum builder we build low maintenance deck using composite deck materials.