5 Deck Building Design Trends for 2020

Deck Building Feature

Updating your existing deck or adding a new deck to your home or cottage is a great way to add functional living space while increasing resale value. In Peterborough, we’re seeing a strong trend towards replacing basic ‘builder’ grade decks with ones that include upgraded features. At Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre, our staff are […]

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Making your Deck or Dock Shine (Again!)

Title Card for eco friendly Refinishing your deck video

Your deck or dock takes a real beating here in the Peterborough area – damage from extreme heat fluctuations, ranging from freezing cold winters to blistering summer heat, can dramatically impact its life. Add in the impacts of snow and rain, causing the wood to go through many soaking/drying cycles in a year – and […]

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The Newest Developments in Deck Building Innovation!

New inventions and developments in deck building have influenced the scene drastically over the last twenty years. These inventions have sped up the deck building process and made it easier for DIY deck builders to turn your dream into reality. At Merrett Home Hardware, we’re happy to supply some of the most innovative deck building tools […]

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Composite Decking – the Right Choice for Homes in Peterborough

If you’re looking for an incredibly low maintenance, long-lasting, and waterproof material for your next deck or dock, you should consider using composite decking. With natural wood-grain textures, a variety of colour options, and a lifetime warranty, today’s composite decking materials outclass the plastic-like PVC decks of the past. As your local source for deck […]

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LUMBER 101 – Here’s what you need to know!

You’d think choosing the right type of lumber for your project would be simple. It’s just buying a piece of wood, right? But there are so many choices and home improvement stores in Peterborough, it’s become surprisingly complex, even with a supply list in hand. And this year’s extremely damp conditions has added another piece […]

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