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Deck builders and homeowners, our website carries a wide variety of deck plans that can be easily downloaded and printed using a standard inkjet or laser printer. Choose from hundreds of expertly designed decks that can be viewed using several navigational methods throughout homedecks.com and simply download the ones you like. No waiting for plans to arrive in the mail, we accept major credit cards including payments with PayPal.
All of our downloadable deck plans incorporate many of the industries best construction methods for building decks. We include all the details including joist spans, girder sizes, layout for the footings, no-shear post and beam connections even how to fasten the decking properly.
Included with every plan is an itemized list of all the deck materials necessary to build the deck including all the screws, bolts, hangers, flashing and hundreds of other essential parts. The list breaks down of all the major components of the deck for ease of adding additional planters, benches, staircases etc.
Deck Building Instructions
Included at no extra charge is our comprehensive Deck Building Instructions. We use the most up to date methods of construction on all of our projects. As most of us are aware, many builders get a bad reputation for not doing a proper job, using the wrong materials or just bad workmanship. Lessen your risk by having your builder conform to our Professional Construction Standards.
Our Best No-Notch Railing System
We use our proven and best-rated No-Notch Railing System (over 300 lbs impact force) on all deck plans. Follow the plans to build it or use another adaptable style of railing. Our installation method makes it easy to change railing styles including privacy screens and can also interchanged with composite railings such as Trex, Excel and Carefree railings.
Help and Tips
From properly spacing balusters to how to build a staircase, planter or bench, our plans show you how to do it right. It's all clearly written with helpful tips and deck diagrams to show you how to do it every step of the way.
Our plans comply with BOCA National Building Codes and have been designed to support 60 pounds per square foot live load. This adds greater strength and less lumber deflection than comparable deck plans designed at 40 pounds per square foot weight loads
Each Deck Plan has been engineered to work with a variety of deck building materials including Pressure Treated Lumber, Clear and Knotty Cedar, Redwood and other softwood species of lumber and including hardwood lumber such as Ipe, Mahogany among others. Composite materials are also commonly used with our plans and include materials like Trex, Evergrain, TimberTech and other similar man-made products including railing systems such as Excell, Carefree, and Deckorators etc.