Every location has different factors that go into the cost of building a deck. Here in Toronto, our average deck is 30,000, but we build decks that are much more than $100,000 every year. We also come across newer high-end decks that were built by other builders with problems that cannot be fixed.
When planning size, make sure you'll have enough room for your outdoor furniture and that you'll have enough room to move around. Think about size in terms of the decking as well. Deck boards are typically 5-1/2 inches wide, so try to plan a deck size that won't leave narrow pieces at the ends.
Follow these 10 guidelines to make your wood deck last as long as possible. Deck materials matter Pressure treated wood such as southern yellow pine, which has been chemically processed to resist rot and insects, runs from $8 to $20 per square foot, says Ralph Ford, owner of Deckmasters in Greenwood, Indiana.