The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) recognizes and promotes excellence in the outdoor living & decking industry. Each year we celebrate and honor outstanding successes in the industry at a prestigious Industry Awards presentation & celebration.
The 10th Annual Awards Celebration was held on November 7th, 2019 in Louisville, KY. Professionals of all levels & categories, from across North America (and beyond) enter the deck competition. We invite you to scroll through the first, second and third place winners of NADRA’s 2019 National+ Deck Competition. Prepare yourself for some serious backyard envy. Enjoy!
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First Place Overall Winner: DeckRemodelers.com
Official Partner: Wolf Home Products, lighting After working with several architects, these homeowners finally contracted us to design and build the entire backyard from the back door to the back yard down to the calming view of the lake. The attention to every detail is evident from the deck, outdoor kitchen, concrete counter and privacy screen, fire lounge, hidden cabana, Equinox Louvered Roofs, grand staircase down to the unique pool and hardscape. Taking advantage of the space below the deck, we designed a hidden cabana, featuring a full bathroom and changing room, Ipe walls and custom frosted French doors. This allowed us to provide an unobstructed view from the deck and pool, down to the lake. The beautiful stone wall, to be used as a lighted art display, matches the stone pillars of the bar area and gourmet kitchen. The custom concrete bar was carefully placed as a transition between the decks. The louvered roofs provide the best of both worlds; open air space and dry heated areas when needed. The double helical staircase is curved to hug the fire lounge and provide a grand entrance from the pool to the deck. The curves and straight edges of the pool echo those on the deck.
Wood Deck Under $25k
Blue Chip Decks
This large two tier cedar tone deck features a large decorative pergola with 6×6 post sleeves, aluminum railing with glass panel inserts, wrapping staircases and two opposing privacy screens with decorative inserts.
Wood Deck $25k – $50k
WWG Design & Build Inc.
Partner: CAMO This large waterfront beauty held some interesting construction challenges. The first of the hurdles to master was the material transportation to the work zone. With no way to mechanically move the lumber to the lakeside, every piece had to be hand balmed from the rear of the house down the embankment and then down to the water’s edge. The design mandate was to create a platform that would allow uses of the area during the spring high water season. The high water level is 8 inches below the deck surface, but only for a few weeks each year. Once the deck area complete, we then had to figure out the meandering path and stair system to traverse the steep hill, which has large outcrops of granite bedrock. Due to the rock face angle, the ledger was tied into the granite using heavy masonry anchors and many small segments with multiple compound cuts. The deck materials are pressure-treated lumber, and the decking is Pre-coated all sides with a Cutek Extreme stain. Decking is fastened by Camo edge fastening system for clean barefoot approved finish.
Wood Deck $50k – $100k
USI Custom Outdoor Living, LLC
This project is an two level ipe deck with aluminum railing with cable rail. It’s completed with and UnderCover System under deck ceiling, Bromic outdoor heaters and a hottub.