Ottawa Valley Deck Built

by Valley Boy
(Arnprior, Ontario)

I am in the Ottawa Valley and have a contractor building my deck.

It is framed with pressure treated pine lumber and finished in local eastern white cedar. The lower deck sits on sono-tube concrete piers and the deck is almost 400 square feet. with stairs built into it on an angle.

The upper deck off the master bedroom is 100 square feet and supported also by sono-tube and pilaster. Remember this is cedar and a pressure treated framed deck. The railings are built as a privacy fence style with framed plastic lattice on the top for a nice visual appearance. The lower deck skirt is cedar lattice. Also included is the landscaping fabric and crushed stone under deck. Also this included all material and labor.

I had three prices from very good contractors. one was $9830.00 GST included. Another was $10500.00 GST included and the other was $11500.00 GST included. This also included wiring for two lights and two electrical outlets.

I went with the $10500.00 bid because the lower contractor could not deliver on my time frame. This works out to $20.00 per square foot plus tax. Very reasonable considering the average for Ontario is $19.00 square foot as per the other information on this site.

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Nov 17, 2013
Price per Square Foot is Actually Lower
by: Deck Builder

Your price/square foot is actually lower than $20 as there are extra features on your deck. Our base price is lower than $20/foot then railings, benches and accessories are extra. My price would have been about the same, but some people get confused with a square foot price. Check out some of our fine deck building skills at

NewFound - Land, Fence & Decks
Ottawa, ON

Feb 22, 2011
Thanks for the post - Arnprior
by: Marc T

We just purchased a cottage in the Renfrew, Ontario area and I was digging for prices. We want to build a 16 x 20 Deck on one level so this gives me some kind of guideline.

If allowed we would welcome the name of the contractor you used. :)

I am at marc613[at]

Aug 11, 2010
Deck contractor contact details
by: AH

This is encouraging news that you got a deck and, it seems, a balcony built for around $10k. I am also in the Ottawa valley and I have a similar situation. I just received a $20k estimate that made my jaw drop.

Would you recommend your contractor and pass on their contact details?

Jul 28, 2009
Competitive Bids on Deck
by: Editor - Rich Bergman

You did everything right by getting three competitive bids on identical specifications and you were able to make an informed decision based on all the information.

Good for you. The cost differences were not significant and I think the competitive bids showed you the subtle differences between builders so you could make the right choice for your family.

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