Tips and Ideas from a Toronto Building Pro

28
Jul 2014

Deck and outdoor lighting has a transformative effect on your outdoor space.

By Rosario Ungaro

Deck Project by BenchmarkOutdoor lighting changes the ordinary into the extraordinary. 

Read More

30
Jan 2014

Gazebos—you don’t have to be rich and famous to live like you are

By Rosario Ungaro

Gazebo with TimberTech componentsOne garden element that can add a little magic to your garden landscape is a gazebo. There’s something romantic about a gazebo. Who can forget the gazebo scene in the movie The Sound of Music

Read More

26
Apr 2013

Greening your deck

By Rosario Ungaro

Benchmark is a TrexPro BuilderTheses days more and more of us are concerned about the environment. Our concern affects the decisions that we make. We recycle. We choose hybrid cars. We lower our thermostat and decide to stop buying bottled water. 

Read More

23
Jan 2013

When choosing deck-building materials, choose wisely

By Rosario Ungaro

In my last post I talked about the various choices you have to consider when building a new deck and introduced you to 3D design and being able to take a virtual tour of your deck. 

Read More

1
 

Follow by RSS 

RSS

Follow by e-Mail

* Required




Subscribe to our occasional e-mails.


Categories

Tags

ZipUp UnderDeck GoliathTECH Screw Pile System Composite decks deck pricing Accessibility Renovations sheds in-law apartments RyteScape Outdoor kitchens retractable canopies Deck Furniture Before and after custom-built gazebos chair rails glass railings deck sealant Deck maintenance second units outdoor lighting door and window trim Deck Safety Month Decking Materials Sedona Barbecues by Lynx Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit Barbecue Deck Areas pergola and arbour kits deck stripper additions Lynx Barbecues basement units crown mouldings construction practices award winner Deck Building Tips Sun rooms cutek's naked wood stripper Hiring a Contractor Deck Design Benchmark in the Media home renovation ideas Green Products basement remodeling Deck Covers Invisirail Glass Railing Systems AZEK Decking Cutek 3D Virtual Tours three-season rooms Markham Spring Home Show covered porches Interior Renovations NyloBoard outbuildings NyloDeck NADRA cinema room Deck Accessories cabanas in-law apartment wood-alternative decks deck lighting Return on Investment deck protection baseboards deck refinishing deck maintenance services enclosed porches deck-building tips About Benchmark basement finishing houzz.com basement apartments Cutek Extreme Wood Protecting Oil Cutek Extreme Wood Preservative garages home gym Trex Timbertech interior trim pre-treated decks ShadeFX second units, secondary suites crown moulding outdoor rooms Invisirail gazebos The North American Deck and Railing Association deck supplies houzz retractable awnings deck preserving deck foundations 2014 trends

A word from Rosario…

Our Blog is about sharing some of what we have learned along the way. (Many contractors even call us for ideas or advice.) We hope it is informative and shows our commitment to continuous learning—something we do so we can bring the very latest and best to our customers. 

You've probably heard the phrase: 

"Some people have twenty-five years of experience. Others have one year of experience, twenty-five times over." 

If a contractor doesn't stay up-to-date on the latest building codes, trends, styles, tools, materials, and products, they'll soon find themselves in the latter category. We work hard to make sure that we are not. We regularly talk with our suppliers, go to industry trade shows, and share information and ideas with our peers to make sure that we stay on top of our game and can continue to bring you the very best in building craftsmanship and knowledge.

I welcome the opportunity to chat with you about your next building project.

Regards,

Rosario Ungaro
President
Benchmark Building Services Inc.

Rosario

Relax… we'll build it right!