At 78 Fence, we specialize in turning outdated structures into modern, functional spaces that blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Recently, we completed a project for a client that involved replacing their old deck with a new, enhanced version. Here’s how we did it:

Project overview

The client’s existing deck had seen better days and was in need of a complete overhaul. They wanted a new deck that not only looked great but also included integrated lighting and special features to protect the natural elements (i.e. the awesome tree in front of the house).

Our process

1. Removing the old deck. The first step in the project was to carefully dismantle and remove the old deck. Our team ensured this was done efficiently, with minimal disruption to the surrounding area, including the grandiose tree that was encapsulated in the old deck.

Old deck removal debris


2. Installing underground electrical cables. After cleaning up everything left from the old deck, we’ve started to plan and install the electrical system for the new deck lights.  To enhance the new deck with integrated lighting, we laid electrical cables underground. This involved precise planning to ensure the cables were securely buried and protected, ready to power the deck lights without any visible wires disrupting the aesthetics.

Installing the electrical system

3. Creating an edging for the tree protection. One unique aspect of this project was the client’s desire to preserve a tree that was growing in the middle of the deck. To protect the tree and create a visually appealing feature, we installed a custom edging around the base of the tree. This edging not only safeguards the tree but also adds a modern, stylish element to the deck design.

Custom edging around the tree


4. Constructing the new deck. With the groundwork laid and special features installed, we proceeded to construct the new deck. Using high-quality materials, we built a sturdy, beautiful deck that meets the client’s needs and complements their outdoor space. The integrated lights were installed seamlessly, providing both functionality and ambiance.

Setting up the support for the new deck

In-work progress for the new deck

The final result

The transformation was stunning. The new deck not only looks fantastic but also includes practical enhancements like integrated lighting and a protective edging for the tree. The electrical work ensures the lights operate smoothly, adding a new dimension to the outdoor space, especially in the evenings.

The final result: new deck completed with integrated lights. Even the dog agrees!

At 78 Fence, we are committed to delivering exceptional results that exceed our clients’ expectations. Whether you’re looking to upgrade an old deck, enhance your outdoor living space, or undertake any other construction project, we have the expertise and dedication to bring your vision to life.

We hope this residential project inspires you to consider how modern enhancements can transform your outdoor spaces. Stay tuned for more updates on our latest projects and industry insights. For more information or to discuss your next project, contact us today!