Extend your living space or create a great entertainment area with a new deck.

Decks are both functional as well as esthetic and are an important part of your landscape. They provide a gathering place for eating, cooking and socializing.

Drawings, Permits and Inspection

Decks can be built from 2 domestic and 4 imported types of wood or a variety of composite materials depending on requirements.

Landscape Drawing

Drawings, Permits and a deck inspection are required for decks over 600mm (2'). Railings are also required at this height and must not be easy to climb.

Deck resurfacing may be permitted, but any changes to the shape, structure or addition of steps will require a new permit for the work.

This applies to The City of Calgary, M.D. of Rocky View, M.D. of Foothills and Wheatland County.

As a full service design and construction company Create Escape can generate all drawings and help obtain permits to complete this process.

Composite Decking

Composite materials have become a great way to build a maintenance free deck.


With advancements in colour stabilization and wood grain texturing this decking has the appearance of real wood without the work to keep it looking new.

There are a variety of manufacturers and not all composite materials will perform the same.

Create Escape recommends both Fibron and Timbertech that come with a manufacturers 25 year limited warranty.

Malaysian Hardwood

Red Maranti, Red Balau, Yellow Balau and Ipe have an extended life span.

The Malaysian hardwoods have been used for years on bridges, wharves, flooring, heavy-duty furniture and decking applications.

With extreme durability and fire resistance this hardwood truly outperforms any domestic wood.

*Note: Create Escape only purchases hardwoods that are sourced from countries that are leaders in ecological, sustained forestry practices.

We will help you design a beautiful & functional deck.

As a long term commitment we are here to help you through the process and provide you with the proper and professional guidance as your lifestyle and property changes.

Red Wood Cedar

Cedar has a comparable life span to treated lumber.

Mother nature has provided this wood with a natural acid that protects it like the ACQ solution.

This wood is meant to have a clear or semi transparent stain or oil applied to it so that the natural grain of the wood is visible.

ACQ Treated Spruce

Treated spruce has a long life span and requires little maintenance.

 It is a spruce wood that has been treated with a copper solution called ACQ.

Thoroughly tested, ACQ can be used in any application that requires pressure treated lumber or sensitive areas such as wetlands, playgrounds, fences and decks.