Large terraces are often constructed with old pavers which can break and look ugly real soon. We finished this terrace with a Hazelwood composite from TruNorth Decking and framed it on the ends with horizontal boards to picture frame it all in.
The customer also requested and received a series of inset lights along the outer and inner edges of the terrace.
Always fun to see the difference some nice composite decking can make on a Toronto condo balcony. The pictures below show a nice comparison and it's fun to see how much it has improved. As well, the balcony on the left will never have any pools of water that you have to step around. It will last forever and will even protect the concrete below it so that it will not have to be renewed as often as other balconies.
Terrace Creations was at the 2019 Canada Blooms show, where we were asked to demonstrate a modern Toronto condo balcony. As usual, we took a different spin on it by using a number of different components to create what we called "Bike Storage to Beaujolais". The emphasis this year was on creating a balcony which a modern Toronto condo owner would be proud of - complete with state of the art marijuana planters!
Our balcony display incorporated some terrific faux grass from our favourite supplier - Design Turf from Toronto. That's one of their newer grass lines on our back wall.
Flooring was done by the best composite maker in Canada - Tru North Deck out of Brantford, Ontario. We used one of our favourite colours, Hazelwood, for the flooring.
Finally, our own Paul Cuthbert built two beautiful planters, designed for modern marijuana growing, complete with drainage systems. If you look closely, you will even see some cannabis look alikes all along the back wall :-).
These customers have a beautiful townhouse in downtown Toronto and they wanted a clean, splinter free, floor for their new child to play on. Our recommendation was composite from TruNorth Decking. We also recommended straight boards, without any breaks or gaps, to ensure that there was nothing to catch clothing on.
The initial job was to tear up their old deck which you can still see in some of the fencing. Not allowed to tear that down! We then built a raised sub-floor so that the balcony could run at the same height as their living room and it would be easy for the kid to step out into the backyard. A fun job with a place for a lot of toys and no risk of injury.