Libby Smoot, October 09, 2014
We’re proud to announce that New England TrexPro® Platinum contractor Professional Building Services has earned national recognition as a winner in the 2014 Professional Remodeler Design Awards competition. The awards program recognizes the best remodeling projects across the country in 22 categories. The New Hampshire-based company captured the Silver Award for an innovative deck design featuring multiple tiers, curved edges and a built-in fire pit.
For the award-winning project, Pete Ciaraldi, founder of Professional Building Services, and his team were challenged to replace an old, dilapidated wood deck plagued by rotting boards and exposed nails with a smooth, safe surface designed to withstand active kids, pets and the often severe Massachusetts weather. The new space also needed to complement the Colonial style of the home and surrounding landscape while being extremely low-maintenance given the family’s busy schedule.
To address these needs, Professional Building Services looked to Trex for its flexibility and high-performance products.
“The flexibility and high-performance of Trex products allows us to be creative with our designs, which gives us a competitive edge. Trex was an obvious choice for this project due to its comprehensive offering of high-performance, durable outdoor living products, including decking, substructure, railing, lighting and accessories,” noted Ciaraldi. “Everything works together to create a beautiful, long-lasting and easy-to-care-for outdoor escape.”
For enhanced stability and design flexibility, Ciaraldi began with Trex Elevations® steel substructure for the deck’s foundation, offering superior structural integrity.
For the high-traffic outdoor area, Trex Transcend® decking and railing was chosen for its beauty and durability. Designed to outperform wood, composite and PVC for decades, Trex Transcend is engineered with an exclusive low-sheen, high-traffic formulation that resists fading, staining, scratching – and will not rot, warp, crack or splinter.
To blend with the home’s architecture and surroundings, the team designed a multi-level, wrap-around deck using two different colors of Trex Transcend deck boards – Spiced Rum and Vintage Lantern. The complementary decking shades reflect the home’s natural setting, and also help to designate and define the different functional areas of the outdoor living space.
Professional Building Services also made extensive use of the ability to shape composite boards and incorporated curves throughout the project, including a section that wraps gracefully around the side of the home.
For a finishing touch – and to add safety and ambiance – riser and recessed lighting were added to the deck, and decorative post cap lights were incorporated into the railing.
Professional Building Services and all of the winners of this year’s Design Awards competition are featured in the October issue of Professional Remodeler. Check it out at www.proremodeler.com.
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