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November 22 2020 0Comment
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The Best Winter Deck Enclosures

The arrival of winter brings the determination to stay outside and use your deck as long as you possibly can despite the cooling temperatures. In the summer, bugs, rain, and scorching sun can also prevent you from enjoying your deck. What if there was a solution that would allow you to enjoy your backyard deck year-round? How would you feel about adding an enclosure to your existing deck? Deck enclosures can protect your deck from the elements and allow you to spend time on your deck year-round.

Considerations to Make

Much like when you are first building a deck, you will want to think about how your deck will be …

November 03 2020 0Comment
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What to Consider When Winterizing a Dock

Winter weather can bring many headaches to homeowners that own a dock. During the winter, you will need to protect your dock. Ice can quickly destroy a dock, leaving it looking unrecognizable come spring and requiring costly repairs. So what is the best way of winterizing a dock to prepare for the winter months? The biggest determining factor is whether you have a standing or a floating dock.

Winterizing a Standing Dock

If you have a standing dock, you must understand that it should be removed from the water before ice forms. If your standing dock is built with TIVADOK, the best dock materials, it will remain in great …

October 19 2020 0Comment
Deck design tips for your ultimate outdoor space

Deck Design Tips for Your Ultimate Outdoor Space

Designing a brand new deck can be an intimidating process for a beginner or even someone with previous building experience. Selecting the best deck design is ultimately up to who will be using it and what the purpose of the deck will be. Determining the primary use of your deck is an essential first step in the deck design process. Will you be using your backyard deck to entertain guests? Do you have pets or children? Do you plan on using your deck year-round? Once you determine the primary use of your deck you can move forward to the following tips to design your dream backyard deck.

Select Your Deck

October 05 2020 0Comment
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Preparing & Protecting Your Deck For Winter

The summer months have come and gone, with it soon will your ability to make use of your backyard deck. Summer can take a toll on your deck, with UV and incidental damage, and heavy use, but as winter approaches, a new set of issues can arise. If you have a PVC deck, you don’t have to worry about any damage because a PVC deck can withstand the elements and a lot of physical damage. If you have a deck made with other materials (natural or composite) you have reason to feel concerned. Before winter arrives, take advantage of fall by doing some preventative winter deck maintenance. By taking the

September 20 2020 0Comment
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What to Consider When Building a Deck

A backyard deck should enhance your outdoor space with its functionality, design and purpose. The deck is an extension of your home and should work for the needs of you and your family. Whether you have unused space, an unfinished backyard or want to revamp your current deck, there are a few things you should consider to build the perfect fit. 

What is the Purpose of the Space?  

Whether it is for entertaining, relaxing, or productivity, thinking about how you will use the space is the first step to creating your perfect backyard deck. If you’re building around an existing deck, think about what you would change or want to

September 12 2020 0Comment
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Take Your Work Outside – Creating an Outdoor Office Space

While many companies have adapted to working from home models, finding the motivation to be productive while at home can be difficult, especially during sunny summer weather. Summer is short, so why not make the most out of the season by moving your workspace outdoors? Take advantage of the summer sun by moving your office to the backyard. You’ll be surprised by the benefits of your outdoor office.

Clear Your Mental Space 

Making this simple yet effective change can have many positive effects on your mood. Working in a new space will allow you to think more freely while enjoying the best of the season. Our physical spaces have a

July 29 2020 0Comment
Which TIVADEK Series Colour Should You Choose?

Which TIVADEK Series Colour Should You Choose?

Customizing your backyard deck has never been easier than with TIVADEK PVC deck boards. Choosing a TIVADEK colour that speaks for you is just the beginning of creating your dream outdoor space. Our synthetic deck material is durable and stylish while providing a stable foundation for your deck. Whether you’re looking for a sleek, classic or contemporary style, TIVADEK offers a range of colours to choose from.

The Architectural Series

Interested in a classic and elegant look? The Architectural Series offers rich and timeless TIVADEK colour that will compliment any home. Inspired by hardwood, the Architectural Series includes four colours: Walnut, Elmwood, Beechwood and Ebony. Walnut is a medium-toned rich …

July 15 2020 0Comment
How to Turn your Backyard into a Cottage Getaway

How to Turn your Backyard Deck into a Cottage Getaway

Summer is the perfect time to relax, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the sunshine. As a Canadian business, we know how short summers can be. Although summer may look a little different this year with social distancing and safety rules in place, there’s still time to make the most out of the season from the comfort of your own home. Right now is the perfect opportunity to create an outdoor space to enjoy your backyard year-round.

TIVA Building Products is a proud family-run business and we know that family time is important. Having a space to spend time together is essential and a backyard deck is the …

February 19 2020 0Comment
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TIVADEK on Property Brothers: Forever Home

TIVADEK was recently featured on the Property Brothers series, Forever Home. This new HGTV series renovates starter houses and turns them into dream homes. You can watch TIVADEK, our premium PVC deck board, transform a backyard on episode #203.

Property Brothers: Forever Home

Our Property Brothers episode featured a home design quirk: the only door to the backyard was separated from the rest of the living space by a flight of stairs. Drew and Jonathan solved the problem by replacing a dining room window with a door that led straight outside to a brand new TIVADEK. The family now has a direct route to their backyard (and BBQ!) and …

January 14 2020 0Comment
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TIVADOK: Finally, a Dock Board that Loves the Water as Much as You

TIVADOK Dock Boards are created specifically for waterside projects

Probably the most challenging part of owning a home by the water is creating a dock that lasts. Just ask Danielle, whose family owns a cottage on Georgian Bay and who we met at our Burlington, Ontario location just a few months ago.

“I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that we have replaced, fixed or altered our dock every year since it was put in place almost 17 years ago,” says Danielle. “Whether it’s due to water levels or rot, it seems as if our dock is always in a state of repair. It’s not cheap either and takes time …