Category Archives: Composite Decking

Simple pavers integrated into a design can be used to allow access for window washing hooks on a condo balcony.

Hazelwood Condo Balcony

View from one end of the balcony.

A recent installation we did for a nice customer in the east end of Toronto.  A Hazelwood Balcony where the design had to be adapted for the window washing hooks which are quite common in condos.

In the photo to the left you can see the pattern chosen for this balcony - where multiple "rooms" have been built with double vertical boards to make it appear wider.

The composite is from TruNorth Decking who are our favourite supplier.  This Hazelwood is very popular and with the nice black markings it creates a beautiful floor.  The composite is made from 100% recycled plastic and rice hulls from Alabama which fits right in with our focus on environmental stewardship.

Full balcony showing paving stones for window washing hooks.

The second photo on the right show the inside part of the balcony where we integrated some simple paving stones into the design.  The gap on each side of the stones is to allow the customer to easily and quickly lift up the stones to allow the window washing crews access to the hooks. Just simple pavers but they did the trick and actually create a bit more structure in the design.

A hazelwood composite balcony with raised sitting area provides a nice contrast while allowing people in the lounge chairs to see over the railing.

Hazelwood Composite With Raised Sitting Area

Hazelwood decking with raised sitting area.

My favourite composite decking company (TruNorth Deck) came out with a lovely Hazelwood composite last year that has been getting rave reviews from my condo clients.

The Hazelwood still comes with the nice dark streaks which really makes darker furniture stand out and provides a nice contrast in the decking.

In this installation we also raised one end of the flooring to provide more contrast and to allow the people sitting in the end chairs to be able to see over the railing.

The vertical boards make this narrow balcony look wider while breaking it up into different sections.



Composite decking can provide the "cottage" look without all the sanding and re-staining over the years.

Townhouse Composite Decking

Before Photo

This townhouse composite decking installation was relatively straightforward except for the fact that the customer was nice enough to provide us with some great before and after photos.

This super townhouse is located in mid-town Toronto and like many in this area has a beautiful view overlooking some trees and a few neighbours' backyards.  The balcony was mid-sized and suffering from years of wear and tear.

After Photo

The initial was well built and solid as a rock and made from treated wood.  The customer wanted to continue with the wood look but did not want to get involved in sanding and staining over the years.  Therefore he chose a nice brown composite that matched some of his furniture and continued to provide him with a "cottage" look.

Condo Composite Decking With Lighting

This large, condo composite decking installation also requested lighting on the interior side.  The customer chose Amazon Grey, which is turning out to be our most popular composite decking by far!

Because the balcony was rather long with a funny extra piece at the bottom, we decided to break up in the middle, with two sections.  This gives it the feeling of more "rooms" or spaces on the balcony.

Lighting was installed on the inside edge of the balcony (sorry, no photo of it at night!).  Along with an inside switch, the customers can now turn on their lighting in the evening and

enjoy the view without ever going outside.