Articles by: Jake Revill

Visit our Booth at the 2018 Home Expo when BC’s Premier Home & Garden event comes to Coquitlam in April! See the newest and best of everything for your home, garden, and outdoor living needs, all at one great location over three BIG action-packed days! Meet with our staff to discuss your home and yard improvement needs. […]

As with many other building materials, when you work with Pressure Treated Lumber, standard length fence boards, deck planks, posts or timbers often need precision trimming before they can be fastened* in place. However, unlike rot-resistant Cedar or dense and durable Hardwoods like Ipe (which require end sealing for different reasons – more on that here), […]

Whether you believe climate change is real or not, our planet is warming up and 2017 saw a record number of wildfires ravage the West Coast of North America. The effects on humans, wildlife and fauna were of course far more serious than our need to build beautiful new decks, but as many communities continue to […]

Successfully installing Ipe Hardwood Decking requires no little knowledge about how to handle this exotic lumber. Ipe is extremely dense and notoriously hard on tools, as well as difficult to glue and stain. However, our Iron Woods Ipe hardwood decking products are incredibly durable and have their own beautiful, unique appearance and time-tested performance. Characteristics […]

Advances in all-weather materials and furnishings have extended the usefulness and enjoyment of our Outdoor Living Spaces, but while these comforts have become the norm, the backyard lifestyle continues to evolve, as homeowners look for new ways to extend their time in the fresh air. Trex offers a glimpse at the top five outdoor living trends this […]

Gift Cards were once considered to be the choice of the last-minute Christmas shopper – the type of gift you’d get from someone who’d given no consideration to your carefully prepared ‘Christmas List’ of gifts you really wanted. But times have changed and nowadays, with modern Retailers embracing Gift Cards as a big part of the economy […]

One of the most rewarding aspects of our industry – is seeing materials we supply take shape on Commercial & Residential job-sites across the lower mainland. Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and high profile projects of 2016 is a feature called ‘Megabench’ at the Foot of Lonsdale Public Plaza. Situated right on the waterfront between Carrie […]

Are you a Do-It-Yourself renovator with an eye for Deck Design? Planning on saving on costly contractor fees by gettin’ er done yourself? If you answered YES to both of these questions, then we strongly advise you spend an hour or so reading through this extremely useful Deck Connector and Fastening Guide from industry specialists Simpson Strong-Tie. The Deck […]

Ahead of the forthcoming POCO Grand Prix, we thought we’d put a #woodwednesday spin on our latest Blog post. We’ve trawled the interweb for the most interesting Wooden Bicycles and compiled a gallery of our 17 favourites. We’re not sure whether we’ll see any Plywood Bikes cross the finish line at this year’s Tour de France – […]

Add some old world charm to your yard with these Antique Style Gate Hardware products from European manufacturer – Gatemate. 1. Gatemate Antique Heavy Duty Fleur de Leys Hinges 16″ Decorative Antique Tee Hinge for Wood Door and Gates. Excellent for Creating or Restoring the Old World look. Hand Pounded Black Finish. Stainless Steel Fasteners Included. Available in […]