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Recent Trade issues with the US have many of us looking to buy and support local as much as possible. The term ‘Made in Canada’ is important to Canadian consumers and you can rest assured that when you shop with us, you are supporting many local Canadian suppliers and manufacturers, not to mention a local […]

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 […]

Performing effective paint touch-ups can be difficult and in some cases impossible. The reason why quality touch-up work is so difficult to achieve is due to a discrepancy in the porosity of the substrate and the existing coating. Any freshly damaged areas will absorb the touch-up coat at a different rate than the surrounding areas that […]

Afraid of commitment to a paint colour scheme? Our advice…start with Neutral Tones. By keeping your walls a neutral colour, you can easily add colour accents and personality accessories, like rugs, throw pillows, plants and wall art. With tones as varied as driftwood grey and creamy latte, neutrals are anything but boring. Grey isn’t just grey — […]

Creating a Privacy Fence or Privacy Screens has never been so simple, with NEW Vista Railings Privacy Fence Panel kits. Manufactured in Canada, this component-based system features premium quality Western Red Cedar infill and powder coated Aluminum frame. Kits are easy to assemble, meaning you can have a beautiful new privacy screen in minutes not hours. Features […]

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 […]

Trex Select Railing is a luxurious-yet-affordable railing solution that offers an easy installation process that’s perfect for the DIY’er. Singular top and bottom rail shapes and square balusters keep things tidy, and the Classic White colour works with any Trex Deck design. It’s easy to install Trex Select composite deck railing. Learn how with this helpful […]