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Old 03-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Pop open the Yellow Pages and let your fingers do the walking. Nobody here is going to be able to tell you. Costs differ from area to area and there are many different variables in building the deck which you haven't addressed.

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In order to save yourself a lot of confusion and wasted time, before you ask for quotes you should put together a detailed plan of what you want built. The more detailed and understandable your plan, the easier it is for a contractor to bid it, and the more likely you are to get comparable bids. A good place to start the design process is at your local building department, where you are going to have to go to get a permit (if you need one). they probably have a copy of the local code, in my town it is the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide, based on the 2006 International Residential Code. Your town may use a different code.

There are various websites that allow you to design a deck on line, some of them produce a takeoff list of materials. Unfortunately the websites do not always produce a code compliant deck, so again, you have to check with your local building department.
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$25,000 and a 2-way ticket from MO to your backyard.
I'll buy some beer and we will build any 20x15 deck you want.
Another $2,000 and I'll design it for you too.
Any day in May is good for me.

Does that work for you?
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To give you an idea most of our work ranges from $45 SQ FT to over $100 SQ FT... But your local results will vary.
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Not to bash you but from the moderators of this site comes the following.

Screw them. I will quote you on building a combination bread box, cat carrier and deck if you do not insist it be redwood, you only want one door, you plan to stain it solid pink, and you get over the idea of trimming it with with Martha Stewart boa feathers and her private labeled glue gun sticks. And are combination pet carriers/bread boxes/decks subject to permits and code compliance where you are? Same flat price for such things of any size? $1,302.48 including all materials and labor. I don't do this kind of work, for this kind of money under my own contractor license. Of course I would not flood illegal Hispanics, Danes, Dutchmen or Canadians on you. You have anything against Russians? Some near me have tools that look like combination hammers and paint brushes. I admire the efficiency.

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better off with a patio there anyway
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$25,000 and a 2-way ticket from MO to your backyard.
I'll buy some beer and we will build any 20x15 deck you want.
Another $2,000 and I'll design it for you too.
Any day in May is good for me.

Does that work for you?
I am going to be out east in May and something tells me, with beer and $2,000 you might get the footings for the deck wrong or trip over the leveled string line for its structure.

June would work for me better and I will bring more beer. The more beer, the better the level on the string line looks.

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WTH is wrong w/ your roof, or is it just the photo? man, that looks cockeyed as all get out. just curious.
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I will do it for 24,000 and a round trip first class ticket plus the cost of decking materials.
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WTH is wrong w/ your roof, or is it just the photo? man, that looks cockeyed as all get out. just curious.
I dont know prob just the photo ive never noticed it from my eye.
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Ok enough with the offers, im not flying anyone here to build a deck. I just wanted some opinions, thank you
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goofy question to ask on the internet don't you think?

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