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Creating Outdoor Living Space in Roland Park

June16-deckheightOur clients, Ed and Jenny, own a beautiful English Tudor style home built in 1906 in Roland Park. Even though this historic home is now well over 100 years old, it is actually one of the newer homes in this prestigious area of Baltimore. The home is perched on a hillside, with the wooded backyard dropping steeply. Although the outdoor scenery is spectacular, the home provided only a tiny 8 ft x 10 ft deck from which to enjoy the view. Our clients envisioned a large level outdoor living space off their kitchen that would open up their home and allow their family to spend more time outside. The deck would expand their options for entertaining as well. It would provide easy access to two separate entrances into the kitchen, one a French door and the other a single door.
After their architect drew up plans for their new 788 sq ft irregularly shaped deck, Jenny searched online for deck builders in the Baltimore City area. She was looking for a company that has experience building unique and different decks, since their deck plan was definitely not the cookie-cutter type. Once they had visited T.W. Ellis’ website, Ed and Jenny contacted us.

Our clients’ deck was a complex project, but the expert deck building team at T.W. Ellis was up to the challenge. First, as required, the plans were given to the neighborhood architectural committee and approved. Then a survey company pinpointed the proper locations for the concrete piers, after which a concrete company dug the holes and poured the concrete. Finally our on-site crew, lead by Chris Ellis, worked on 30 ft high scaffolding as they constructed the deck itself. There were many fine details in the specifications for the support columns and beams, such as all the beams had to be mortised.
Fiberon Pro Tech in Chestnut was used for the decking boards, to provide ease of maintenance. The railing is pressure-treated wood stained to match the trim on the home, with Fiberon top rail caps and black aluminum spindles. A surround was built for the hot tub as well. Our capable T.W. Ellis team handled everything with great skill and much enthusiasm for working on such an exciting project.
We were very pleased that several neighbors drove by as we were working, noticed our signs and contacted us. We have already contracted for two additional projects in the Roland Park area. If you are planning a complex deck project for your home, be sure to contact the professionals at T.W. Ellis. Call 410.420.0740 or contact us via our website.
“We planned a deck for our home that was large, open and adaptable to us over time. It would be our primary entertaining area. We knew it was a complicated design, so we were particular in our choice of builders.
We found T. W. Ellis on the internet after searching for highly rated deck builders in Baltimore City. We noticed and were impressed that they are the recipient of several quality awards for previous projects.
We had a completely positive experience with T.W. Ellis. They were well organized, brought the project in on time and at the agreed upon budget. We were very pleased with the quality of workmanship and the crew that actually did the work at our home. Every time we had a question, they would spend the time necessary to give us the answer. All went out of their way to please us.
We are loving our deck now. It fosters family togetherness and increases our ability to entertain. We go out there for meals, even when it’s cold!”
—Ed and Jenny
  Roland Park, MD
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