Railing, Columns & decks
An outdoor extension of your home you can use year-round
We plan, design and build custom decks, railings and columns in Toronto & the GTA
Are you ready to elevate your backyard and create your own outdoor oasis? Whether you’re envisioning a space for outdoor entertainment, a cozy spot to relax by the pool, or a breathtaking garden area, we’ll work with you to design the backyard of your dreams, with the style and functionality to meet your unique needs. Let’s turn your entire backyard into a warm and inviting retreat that you won’t want to leave!
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The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior. At Sandstorm Construction, we understand how important it is to have a beautiful yard that feels like home, and we’re here to help you create it.
We also specialize in building beautiful interior railings – so if you’re looking to upgrade your current staircase, or create a brand new glass or iron railing design, we can help.
From planning, design, draft drawings, obtaining permits and breaking ground, our complete custom deck and railing services will ensure that your project is handled professionally from start to finish.
As experts in decks, railings and columns, we can create a custom space that will truly make your home stand out. Our team of professionals will work with you every step of the way—from design consultation to installation—to ensure that your new deck meets your expectations.
Your backyard oasis starts here. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your deck, expand your living space, or increase your curb appeal, our experienced professionals can help you design a deck that will fit your space and meet your needs. With over 10 years’ experience building custom decks, in Toronto, the GTA and Simcoe County, our team offers complete service from start to finish.
Our designs are created by professional builders who have years of experience designing decks for homeowners just like you. And, our wide range of materials will ensure you can get the look and feel that is perfect for your home. From composite decking to pressure-treated wood to steel to glass railings and more — we can help. Our expert craftsmanship and professional design services will ensure that your upgraded deck looks great, can handle the elements — especially our Canadian winters — and last for years to come.
We’re experts in designing and building deck and staircase railings, and we know how important it is to have quality railings that are sturdy, durable, and aesthetically pleasing. That’s why we provide custom-designed railings for all our clients—because we want your deck or staircase to look great and last for years to come.
We offer a variety of materials for railing construction, including wood, aluminum, steel, glass, fiberglass, and more! Our team of experts can help you choose the right material for your project so that it blends seamlessly into your home’s design aesthetic.
Deck support columns are not only functional, but they’re also the perfect way to accentuate the elegance of your home and create a beautiful base for your deck’s structure. Whether you want them made from wood or metal, we’ve got you covered.
We have a wide variety of options available, including:
Our team of experts can design and build deck columns to suit any style or budget—and we’ll even help you with all the materials needed for installation!
Glass railings can have a stunning visual impact, whether used indoors or outdoors. Not only do they allow light to flow, but they also create a luxurious aesthetic that will add value and appeal to your home. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your interior, let nature in on your cottage deck, or build your backyard oasis in the city, glass railings can be a great choice.
Sandstorm Construction has years of experience designing and building custom glass railings. Our work is meticulous, and we treat each project like it’s our own home. We love collaborating with our clients to create something that suits your tastes and lifestyle, and we believe that every detail matters. We only use the highest-quality materials, because we know that your railing will be with you for many years to come!
So whether you’re looking for something simple or complex—or anything in between—we’ll help bring your vision to life!
How We Ensure a Successful Project
Every Sandstorm project starts with a detailed consultation to discuss your project and scope of work. How will your use your deck? How big should it be? What kind of style and materials do you love?
We’ll ask you to create a list of “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves”, and work these into our drawings, design and purchasing that right materials for your vision and goals.
Your deck and railings need to be functional, durable, and they need to match the style of your home. We’re deck-building experts, and we specialize in glass railings that let you see all your yard has to offer. We will source the best materials for your project that will not only fit your budget, but that will be high-quality, durable and long lasting.
Your project manager will be with you every step of the way to provide you with transparent communication, updates, and to keep your project on track. We also assign our team of detail oriented, experienced contractors best suited to your project to complete your work.
We don’t like surprises, and when it comes to building your deck, neither should you! We outline your costs before the project starts so you know exactly what it will cost. We’ll work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want and stay within the budget we’ve set. If things change along the way, you’ll be the first to know and approve any changes.
Step 1: Consultation
We start every project with an in-depth project review so that we can put together a comprehensive, individualized plan. In this meeting, we discuss your vision, goals, expectations, project timeline and budget. Here, you can provide us with your overall wishlist and prioritize the items as “must-haves” or “nice-to-haves”. From here, we activate the project development agreement and begin the design drawings.
Step 2: Assign a Design Team
In this phase, we create and confirm your vision. Based on your project scope and requirements, we will assign you a dedicated design team to your project. You will also be assigned a project coordinator who will guide you through the project. At this stage, we determine appropriate zoning requirements and restrictions as well.
Step 3: Drawing Review
Here, we share design ideas and review your project’s preliminary drawings. We receive feedback and approval from the client, and work with you on desired changes to the overall design. 3D drawing can be provided if desired. We also take this time to discuss the budget and provide a rough project quote.
Step 4: Establish Project Details
Next, we start costing with key trade partners, finalize drawings, material selection, and the general budget. You can choose to join us for material selection or have us bring samples to you. We then conduct a home walkthrough and plan review. We also discuss areas for potential unforeseen problems and develop contingency plans as-needed.
Step 5: Building Phase and Milestones
During the course of the building and construction phase, we set up regular contact and weekly communication meetings, and set up a dedicated chat for progress updates, client questions and decision resolution. We also discuss the steps we’re taking to meet your budget, work quality and schedule.
Step 6: Home Sweet Home!
The moment you’ve been waiting for! In this final phase of the project, we do our final walkthrough and reveal, and explain how everything works, as needed. We follow this with a 30 day check in and one year check in, but in between those times, we’re always just a phone call away.
Yes, a building permit is required for building a custom deck in Ontario. The permit is necessary to ensure that the deck meets the minimum standards. Sandstorm Construction will help you through the permit process and obtain the necessary permits to begin your work.
The maximum height for a custom deck in Ontario is typically 2.5 meters (8 feet 2 inches) measured from the finished floor to the deck surface. However, it is important to check with the local building department for any specific regulations as there may be variations depending on the zoning and location of the property.
The most commonly used materials for custom railings include steel, aluminum, and wood. The choice of material depends on personal preference, budget, and the overall design of the railing. At Sandstorm Construction, we can build railings using any material, but specialize in beautiful glass railings that will add value to your home.
Custom railings must be installed by a licensed contractor or professional in Ontario. The responsibility for installation lies with the homeowner or the person commissioning the work. It is important to ensure that the installer is licensed and has the necessary insurance to protect against any potential accidents or damage during the installation process.
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Want to get your next construction project started? Whether you’re looking to renovate, build an addition, create an outdoor oasis, or build a brand new custom home, we’d love to help. Book a consultation with us and tell us your vision, and we’ll help turn it into a reality.