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August 01, 2012:


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In my previous entry we were in the process of completing a job in Pickering (see below for additional photos). Here's some photos of the finished project at the left. This job is #178 in our photo gallery .

For more photos of completed landscapes please see our "Interlock Photos" gallery.

This particular project is an example of a linear design as opposed to curved and made interesting by switching to a darker contrasting colour paver for the perimeter soldier coursing thus high-lighting the layout. Further enhancing and blending of the hardscape into the natural surround is accomplished with introduction of Natural Armour Rock squared boulders on either side of the back door steps and as a single accent at the front step.

Yet another completely satisfied client.

Call University Werks Landscape Construction and a representative will arrange a time to meet with you to discuss your space usage requirements utilizing a variety of construction material options from interlock pavers to natural stone and wood. Then, based on your needs and our 30+ years of design experience, we'll custom design a great living space for you to enjoy!

 

905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca
 

For more before and after photos of finished projects please visit the respective photo galleries...
 

Interlock
Deck
Fence


July 25, 2012:


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Currently under construction is a front and back yard interlock walkway and patio, steps and planter project in Pickering. A series of photos showing "before", "during" and "The Plans" are on the left. Every project is a unique "one-of-a- kind" design based on the client's input, usage requirements, budget and University Werks' extensive experience. Once this project is completed the before, during and after photos will be posted in the "Interlock Photos" of completed projects gallery.

This particular project is an example of a linear design as opposed to curved and made interesting by switching to a darker contrasting colour paver for the perimeter soldier coursing thus high-lighting the layout. Further enhancing and blending of the hardscape into the natural surround is accomplished withe introduction of Natural Armour Rock squared boulders on either side of the back door steps and as a single accent at the front step. Even before we've finished, our client is expressing their satisfaction so far stating in a recent email: "It is starting to look good. Your team has been very efficient and professional". We take great pride in attention to detail and quality, having  our client take notice is very rewarding.

We recently designed and completed the installation of an attractive louvered Click to enlargewood privacy screen to provide privacy without compromising the openess of the property while still allowing for movement of air through the yard.

Call University Werks Landscape Construction and a representative will arrange a time to meet with you and discuss your space usage requirements utilizing a variety of construction material options from interlock pavers to natural stone and wood and then based on your needs and our 30+ years of design experience, we'll custom design  and construct a great living space for you to enjoy!


Call for your consultation  ...

905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca
 

For more before and after photos of finished projects please visit the respective photo galleries...
 

Interlock
Deck
Fence


May 29, 2012:


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50 Hoodgate Dr., Whitby
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It's still hot like in the 30's plus humidity so yesterday felt like 46C!!! This is still May !

We completed a new deck install last week in north Whitby. The customer is completely thrilled with it and is excited about buying new deck furniture. The back yard was not really being used as there was no hard surface to set up on and was basically just grass and weeds. We also cleaned up the yard.

A University Werks representative will meet with you and discuss your space usage requirements and then based on your needs and our 30+ years of design experience, we'll custom tailor and construct a great living space for you to enjoy.


Call for your estimate  ...

905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca
 

For more before and after photos of finished projects please visit the respective photo galleries...
 

Interlock
Deck
Fence


May 25, 2012:


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15 Claridge Cres., Whitby
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92 Portage Trail, Whitby
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It's probably going to be the warmest May 25th on record, 30C at 3 pm !

I wanted to show you a recently completed Whitby front yard project that is a good example of  keeping it simple yet elegant by utilizing straight lines in the layout, a textured paver for visual interest in a complimentary colour with a darker charcoal inlay to highlight the layout. The product we used is from Armtec/Brooklin, manufactured right in Brooklin on Hwy #12 at the north end of the town. It's called the "Inversa Series" paver, "pewter" colour, tumbled finish with the "dimpled" texture side up (you can optionally lay them with the bottom smooth side up).

Another project completed this past week involved a deck renovation and yard maintenance control in the Whitby Shores area of Whitby.

The old decking boards were no longer safe nor presentable and were replaced with new as was the 2x10 surround. The railing was not secure and deemed unsafe and unnecessary, once removed it really opened up the space and made the deck appear larger.

The grounds generally were due for a cleanout of weeds, debris tree limbs etc. and the customer did not want any grass so lawn areas were removed and a layer of landscape fabric laid down then 3/4" round smooth stone installed. The back shrub bed was over grown and lots of brush was removed, the area weeded and a 3-4" thick layer of black mulch installed and 3-5" river stone in some smaller bed areas along the fence. To define the edge of the shrub bed from the 3/4 round smooth stone  a row of natural stone edging (measuring approx. 8"x8"x24") was used which lends a soft natural feel while retaining a sense of formality.

In addition we removed all plant growth and debris from all the interlock on the property, powerwashed it and then applied polymeric sand to the paver joints. Once a little water is misted on the polymeric sand it sets up very hard like tile grout - very impenetrable. This keeps weed and grass seeds from finding a place to germinate and grow. Again - big reduction in maintenance and a brand new look to the pavers!

Give University Werks a call - we'll reduce your property maintenance burden and renovate existing hardscapes bringing them new life!


Call for your estimate  ...

905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca
 

For more before and after photos of finished projects please visit the respective photo galleries...
 

Interlock
Deck
Fence


April 24, 2012:


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27 Jason Dr., Whitby

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So, as promised, here's a couple photos of the finished project from the job we were doing on 27 Jason Drive in Whitby and yes there was some spring rain when I took the photos.

It took us 6 days with 4 men and equipment to complete this project. The precast products that were chosen are from Armtec/Brooklin. All product is the Pewter Blend colour. The pavers are the tumbled Inversa Series (dimple side up) and are laid in a random cobble pattern of the 3 sizes available (8" x 8", 8" x 12", 4" x  8"). The two pillars have lights inside and are constructed from tumbled Stone Manor block with a cut natural stone cap. The terraced planter walls and the steps are constructed using tumbled Designwall Lite block with matching coping.

We create beautiful designs, then our very skilled and experienced crew build them utilizing the best construction techniques to guarantee you're satisfied!

Call for your estimate  ...

905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca
 

For more before and after photos of finished projects please visit the respective photo galleries...

 

Interlock
Deck
Fence


April 16, 2012:


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What a great start to the season weatherwise! We kicked off constructing this year on the 1st Monday of April and have completed several really nice projects and a renovation.

The first couple photos at the left are the before and after photos of a front walkway and step made more inviting and practical by curving and extending the walkway down along the drive so you have someplace to stand when you exit your vehicle. This project is in Oshawa and was completed in one day.

We are currently working on a front entrance patio, steps, walkway to the town sidewalk along the side of the driveway and terraced planter walls complete with two lighted pillars. The next 3 photos at the left show the before, the plans and what it looks like currently under construction.

 
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(May 16, 2012)

You can come visit us on this project located at 27 Jason Drive, Whitby (Map). It's a great opportunity for you to see just how much hard work, expert detailed craftmanship and careful construction technique goes in to each University Werks professional build. The most important part of any project is the foundation preparation. Proper excavation, base aggregate choice, depth and compaction are critical to a lasting construct. This project is a perfect example of the 3 main types of hardscape constructs we  encounter utilizing precast materials - interlock pavers , steps and retaining walls. All our pavers and the bottom course of the planter walls and step block have a minimum 8" compacted aggregate base beneath them. Wall blocks and the inside and back side of the step blocks have a minimum 8" width of drainage aggregate which is protected from retained backfill and soil with landscape fabric - this drainage aggregate is critical and must be kept clean as it keeps these areas completely free of any moisture that would otherwise freeze and heave the construct.

I will include finished photos when we're done.

Offering the best quality for your design/build requirements and complete renovations of existing hardscapes -  University Werks Landscape Construction & Design !

905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca
 

For more before and after photos of finished projects please visit the respective photo galleries...

Interlock Photos
Deck Photos
Fence Photos


September 21, 2011:


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Steps, walkways - Orono
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Timbertec deck Bowmanville
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Front entrance Whitby
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Front entrance Brooklin
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Rebuilt wall Ajax
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Front entrance Columbus
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We still have a couple months left to go in the season and space left on our timetable for your project.

We've been quite busy since the last time I wrote here. So let's see ... we've installed a Design Wall Lite block retaining wall and interlock walkway in Bowmanville, installed an interlock patio in Pickering, renovated a set of front steps and 500 square feet of interlock in Whitby, completed a front and side walkways in northeast Oshawa, replaced a 6x6 pressure treated wall, a pressure treated fence and built new planter wall in Whitby, installed a set of front steps and interlock walkways in Orono, renovated another retaining wall in Whitby, built a multilevel deck using Timbertec's manmade decking in Bowmanville, installed front steps, planting bed and interlock walkway in Whitby, the same in Brooklin, renovated several hundred square feet of interlock in Port Perry, rebuilt an old collapsed retaining wall in Ajax, constructed a georgeous designed front entrance and interlock pathways in Columbus and most recently built a substantial planter wall, patio and set of stairs in Whitby and now Plans for current Courtice job ...we just started a complete new front landscape in Courtice - whew - we do get around the Durham region!

Offering the best quality in design/build requirements and complete renovations -  contact University Werks Landscape Construction & Design !

Scott Miller
905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 

For more complete before and after photos of the finished projects mentioned above and pictured to your left please visit the respective photo gallery...

Interlock Photos
Deck Photos
Fence Photos


August 07, 2011:


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This beautiful cedar deck project was just completed in the little hamlet of Macedonia Village (that's in the Town of Whitby). The subframe is pressure treated wood while the decking and railing is cedar. This excellent top quality deck was completed on schedule and on budget. The result - another very happy customer!

This project is #156 in the deck photos gallery.

For the best quality in your design/build requirements and complete renovations make an appointment by contacting me ...

Scott Miller
905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 

Check out our photo galleries ...

Interlock Photos
Deck Photos
Fence Photos


July 06, 2011:


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We recently completed a really nice renovation to this back yard interlock pool patio and surround. The pavers are Unilock's Classico pavers which are notorious for number of joints per square foot and bigger joint widths allowing for more problems with weed growth in the joints. Of course this patio had been done some time ago (don't know by whom) by the previous home owners and the weeds and moss had pretty much established themselves in every joint (see before photo at left).
We started by removing the pavers that had sunk and needed to be raised and re-leveled cleaning out the plant growth as we lifted them. Then the balance was blasted with a 3600 psi power washer. This removed the remaining plant growth in the balance of the pavers and cleaned the surface of the pavers. After a few days of sunny weather drying time we returned and swept polymeric sand into the joints - this sets up in the joints like grout and will help to prevent seeds from finding someplace to germinate and sprout in the joints. The finished reno looks brand new (see after photo at left) and our client is extremely pleased (read her email

For the best quality in your design/build requirements and complete renovations make an appointment by contacting me ...

Scott Miller
905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 

Interlock Photos
Deck Photos
Fence Photos


June 20, 2011:


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As promised here's the after photo of the project we just finished and I wrote about in my last blog entry (June 10) below.

For the best quality in your design/build requirements make an appointment by contacting me ...

Scott Miller
905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 

Interlock Photos
Deck Photos
Fence Photos


June 10, 2011:


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We've been very busy dodging rain drops this spring, I'm not sure I've ever seen so much rain in my 30 years landscaping! I'm finally getting a chance to update you with our work progress. We have completed several jobs so far this year, mostly in the Whitby area, and are currently finishing one near Manning and Brock street. There is a before photo to your left, a photo from today around noon and a drawing of the plans for the finished project. I will post a photo of the finished work here later. Today is day 3 of a planned 3 day project and they will just make it.
The landing you see at the front door is completely filled with 3/4" clear limestone for drainage purposes. It's very important that this is all that is inside a retained space such as a landing. You don't want any water trapped inside the space contained by the block walls of the landing and steps as when it freezes and then thaws it will push apart the blocks and destroy the construct. All planter walls are backfilled with the same for drainage. I'm sure most of you have seen front steps and landings that have been damaged by frost - the reason being that typically either limestone screenings, sand or some other aggregate that will retain water has been used.

For the best quality in your design/build requirements make an appointment by contacting me ...

Scott Miller
905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 

Interlock Photos
Deck Photos
Fence Photos


April 08, 2011:


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We've been very busy dodging rain drops this spring, I'm not sure I've seen so much rain! I'm finally getting a chance to update you with our work progress. We have completed several jobs so far this year, mostly in the Whitby area, and are currently finishing one near manning and Brock street. There is a before photo to your left, a photo from today around noon and a drawing of the plans for the finished project. I will post a photo of the finished work here later.

For your design/build requirements make an appointment by contacting me ...

Scott Miller
905-424-4546
Email: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 

Interlock Photos
Deck Photos
Fence Photos


April 05, 2011:

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Having witnessed the start of the landscape season 31 times, I do believe that the frequency of late spring arrivals is increasing.

This spring has been cold, wet and at times some of that white stuff showed up. But now the robins are back, the ground is softening up and most importantly my phone is ringing - all signs that spring is finally here.

So far customer enthusiasm has been good and April's work calendar is filling up rapidly. Our construction schedule commences this Monday, April 11th with the first project for the season in northeast Oshawa - a driveway excavation, front step and walkway renovation.

If you want it done early this season better call soon ...

Scott Miller
905-424-4546
or email ...
uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 


September 27, 2010:

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I wouldn't normally be sitting at my desk updating this website but for the fact it's raining today and it's been a while since I let you know what we've accomplished since my last entry in July. Let's see, there's been 2 decks, a pergola, 2 interlock renovations, a retaining wall, 3 backyard patios, 3 front entrances and steps, a complete backyard makeover with 48 pieces of 24"x24"x30" armour stone, planting beds and pea gravel walkways. All are excellent designs and all were constructed with attention to quality as my clients can attest. I show a few photos here but more photos for these projects and others are available in their respective photo galleries:
 
Click for more photos Patios, Drives, Steps, Landings, Planters, Retaining Walls
Click for more photos Deck Photos
Click for more photos Repair and Maintenance

I've been busy enough recently that I have still as yet to take photos of some of the projects mentioned.

We still have time to complete your project this fall so give me a call and we'll have a look at what your landscape needs are.

Scott Miller
905-424-4546
or email ...
uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 


July 20, 2010:

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We most recently completed a hot tub pad and screened enclosure around the tub for a previous client in his backyard in Oshawa. We started by rebuilding one side of the existing landing that we had built several years ago changing it from a curve to a straight edge to accommodate the entry side of the hot tub and at the same time provide a nice size, 18" high landing area adjacent to the side of the tub for easy access into the tub. The top photo at the left shows the way it was before, the second photo shows the  straightened side of the landing and during install of the patio slab pad which was laid on a minimum 8" compacted limestone screenings base, and finally, after the tub was moved into place, how the finished screened in surround looks. The privacy screen was constructed using three 6x6 support posts with double 2x8 scrolled end beams bolted to the support posts and short decorative scrolled end 2x6 "joist" on top of the beams. The four lattice "window" openings are removable super privacy lattice sections that provide you with the option to keep it closed in for privacy when in place or they can be removed.
 
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Previously we worked on a large fence project in Pickering. The property required a pressure treated wood fence built using 6x6 posts with 5/4" tongue and groove boards on both sides in the back yard for a total of 450' and the balance at the end of the property enclosed with 162' of chain link fence. Additional work included building a retaining wall using precast Design Wall block with 3" thick coping averaging 24" high by 50' long. This project was constructed during the hottest heat wave of this summer and during the month of June when record rainfall was recorded.

 
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For more before and after photos
have a look at all 3 photo galleries ....

Click for more photos Patios, Drives, Steps, Landings, Planters, Retaining Walls
Click for more photos Deck Photos
Click for more photos Fence Photos

For your own project requirements call ...
905-424-4546
or email ...
uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 


 

May 18, 2010:

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We have done a several restoration projects, a couple of front walkways, a gorgeous front yard makeover and yet another deck since I last blogged.
My client gave me a free hand in designing the front yard pictured at left. I was able to turn a relatively small, uninteresting footprint into a beautiful and welcoming landscape.
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I like the simplicity of this deck - the low profile, the angled corners and decking laid on a 45 degree angle provide just the right amount of visual interest. With the deck level just 7" to 8" above the surrounding lawn it's nice not having a railing and it leaves a spaciousness to the yard.
 
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We are presently working on a larger project involving the removal of 3900 square feet of asphalt and replacing the same areas with 4200 square feet of interlock.
Here's a short video from yesterday ...

A short video from yesterday


For more before and after photos
have a look at all our 3 galleries ...

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Click for more photos Deck
Click for more photos Fence

For your own project requirements call ...

905-424-4546

or email ...

uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 


April 14, 2010:

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We finished the deck, fence  and covering over the back porch in Oshawa Monday afternoon (right on schedule) and as you can see from the photos at left the results were fantastic, the crew did a great job and we have yet another happy customer! We're halfway through the job in Brooklin that we started Tuesday and from there we are moving to the south end of Ajax to complete a front yard makeover.

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For more before and after photos
have a look at all our 3 galleries ...

For your own project requirements call ...

905-424-4546

or email ...

uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 


April 08, 2010:

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Spring arrived early this year and another season of landscape construction is upon us! Our 4 man team is back in action and after several years working together they have become a very efficient and skilled crew. We started construction on Tuesday this week on a new wood deck and a fence in Oshawa. We first had to tear down and dispose of the old deck and fence. We worked a couple of days and then hit some "April showers" today. This project should be done by Monday and I will post finished photos for you.

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Our next project is in the town of Brooklin where we will be completing a front walkway and a back yard wood deck. We are currently booking for the last part of April.

For more before and after photos
have a look at all our 3 galleries ...

Click for more photos Interlock
Click for more photos Deck
Click for more photos Fence

For your own project requirements call ...

905-424-4546

or email ...

uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 



 

 

October 21, 2009:
Yuck weather! Had some beautiful weather now it's been 2 weeks of rain with a couple nice days here and there. Oh well, that's working outdoors.

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This project was completed yesterday and is one of the most gorgeous designs this year. I had to build it over an existing concrete front porch and steps so that dictated the design to some degree and along with excellent input from the customer a beautiful design was born and of course excellent execution by the crew - thanks guys, you've got another happy customer. For more before, during and after photos of this project go to our Photo Gallery (Project #133).

Have a look at all our 3 photo galleries:
1. Interlock & Walls
2. Decks
3. Fences
 

For your own project requirements call ...

905-424-4546

or email ...

uniwerks@uniwerks.ca


 


September 22, 2009:
Wow, what a difference a week makes! A big thank you to all who signed up this week we are now booked for the next 20 working days with really beautiful projects! If you do your project this year you can claim the government's Home Improvement Tax Credit and receive a 15% tax credit on up to $10,000 expenditure and your project will be ready to use the first nice day in the spring instead of scrambling to book it for sometime next year!
 

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Play the video to the left and you can watch John demonstrate our simple offload system getting interlock etc. from our trucks onto the ground using our ramp and dolly - takes some practice to get it right!
We also build and sell our ramp and dolly. You can place your order by emailing me: uniwerks@uniwerks.ca


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We have been working this week near Yellverton (bet you don't know where that is! - MAP) on a back yard patio with shrub beds, planter walls and a pergola. We designed and built the front landscape for our client 2 years ago and this fall we contracted to take care of their backyard landscape requirements.

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There is a lot of work involved and this project will take about 6 days to complete with our 4 man crew.

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Scott and Chad worked 5 hours on their Saturday to complete the 16' x 16' pergola. It's supported by four 6x6 posts, has four  2x10 beams and 2x8 joists on 12" centres. Both beams and joist have scrolled ends. The patio is made from 18"x18" Ledgerock patio slabs in an alternating chestnut/pewter layout with 9" wide soldier course of interlock pavers.
I will post the finished photos of this project in the gallery.

 

Have a look at our 3 photo galleries:
1. Interlock & Walls
2. Decks
3. Fences

For your own project requirements call ...

905-424-4546

or email ...

uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look at our 3 photo galleries:
1. Interlock & Walls
2. Decks
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Have a look at our 3 photo galleries:
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2. Decks
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September 15, 2009:
We are currently booking for October - there are about 2 months left in the season to get your job completed. If you do it this year you can claim the government's Home Improvement Tax Credit and receive a 15% tax credit on up to $10,000 expenditure and your project will be ready to use the first nice day in the spring instead of scrambling to book it for sometime next year!
 

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The front entrance project (pictured at left) was recently completed in Ajax. For more photos and information on this job click HERE (it's photo #128)

Have a look at our 3 photo galleries:
1. Interlock & Walls
2. Decks
3. Fences
 

For your own project requirements call ...

905-424-4546

or email ...

uniwerks@uniwerks.ca


 


September 01, 2009:

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September?  Already???
Where did our summer go??? This first week of September is looking like near perfect weather - finally!

We have completed quite a few projects since my last entry. I will only put the latest one up here and you can check the photo galleries for more pics of this one and the others.

A deck around a hot tub is a great idea to assist in entry into the tub and to give it a really nice sunken feel. A hot tub deck will take  away from the height of  it and gives you back a feeling of spaciousness.

I guess it's back-to-school time next week so I hope to hear from you soon as there are only a little over 2 months left to get your outdoor landscaping project completed !
 

Have a look at our 3 photo galleries:
1. Interlock and Retaining Walls
2. Decks
3. Fences

For your own project requirements call ...

905-424-4546

or email ...

uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 


 


August 04, 2009:

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Just getting a lot of work done and trying to keep up at this point. I think it best you have a look at our Photo Gallery if you want to see what we've been up to.

For your own project requirements call ...

905-424-4546

or email ...

uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 


 


June 15, 2009:

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This was a gorgeous deck we just finished in Uxbridge. For more photos of this deck and many others deck jobs visit our ...
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We are presently working back in Whitby (3531 Garrard Rd. - MAP ) constructing a natural stone retaining wall as part of a complete front yard makeover. You can watch a short video of one of the Armour Rocks being set into place by clicking on the video icon to your left.

 

 

The stone was delivered and boomed near to where we needed it.

 

 

 

There was a lot of concrete that had to be broken up and removed in the area where the front steps are to be built. This was accomplished using the large hydraulic concrete breaker attachment for the Bobcat excavator. Click the video icon to your left and you can watch a short video of it in action

 

 

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June 01, 2009:

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Wow! was that a ton of rain last week!? It interrupted our project for 2 days but we finally completed and cleaned up Friday with yet another very happy and satisfied  customer. Here's what she had to say in an email to me today: Click Here
Here's a look at the finished work.

The main product used is Brooklin Concrete's Design Wall Lite block for the retaining walls and step risers with matching coping used as caps and treads and interlock in the landings. The colour used is the Chestnut Blend in a standard finish.

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May 26, 2009:

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We have had a great start to our season with plenty of work for the crew and many people now enjoying their finished landscapes.

This project is in the finishing stages as I write this. This is another one of those "challenging" projects as the driveway slopes down towards the basement garage while the front lawn slopes up towards the front door. When you leave your car and want to get to the front door you naturally want to take the shortest route. Therefore a set of steps were needed.

The main product used is Brooklin Concrete's Design Wall Lite block for the retaining walls and step risers with matching coping used as caps and treads and interlock in the landings. The colour used is the Chestnut Blend in a standard finish.

I will post the finished photos here when we're done.

For beautiful yet functional designs and a quality construct that meets your landscape needs call ...

905-424-4546

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uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 

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April 27, 2009:

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Here's the finished project pictures I promised. I got busy and haven't had time to update the blog. It turned out great and the customer is really happy.

The raised patio features tumbled product everywhere with the wall, coping and soldier course in a lighter Colonial Buff blend of colour and the main interlock in a Terra Cotta blend of 3 size paver combo.

The customer has yet to put up the rest of his gazebo cover and get out the furniture but hopefully the weather will stay warm enough soon for everyone to get outdoors and enjoy!

 

 

If you are looking for only the best design and highest quality workmanship in the Durham Region, you simply need to call
905-424-4546 or email uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

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April 15, 2009:

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Spring feels like it's finally settling in with a continuing warming trend throughout our first week of construction for this year. We have the same employees back on the crew this year. After having worked together for the past five seasons that experience and familiarity with our designs provides for a high degree of productivity as they work very well together and it shows in the excellent craftsmanship of their work.

This client contracted a lot of work ( view photos photo#100 A-E) at the front of their property last year and because they were so pleased with that they now have us to working on the back yard. We started this project on Monday, April 13th. Today is Wednesday and already we have done a fair bit of preparation. We removed an old deck that had a surprise "spider's web" of sub-framing beneath the deck boards which proved quite a challenge to remove. We will be building a beautifully curved raised interlock patio with a two course retaining wall around it in place of the old deck. There is also a retaining wall being built along the property line and the existing fence beside it is being straightened while we have it excavated. The wall will retain the pre-existing interlock pool surround.

The finished project photos will be posted here when we're done so check back later!

If you are looking for only the best design and highest quality workmanship in the Durham Region, you simply need to call
905-424-4546 or email uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

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September 2, 2008:

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Wow, what a gap between blog entries! That's just shows how busy we've been this summer and what a wet summer it was! The last couple of weeks of perfect conditions have sort of made up for it though. This is a recent bit of work done to a back yard in Whitby. We removed the wood deck and wooden steps, cleared out all the 6x6 pressure treated planter walls and a dense shrubbery and replaced with the tumbled look walls, steps and pavers.

 

 

 

 

 
If you are looking for only the best design and highest quality workmanship in the Durham Region, you simply need to call
905-424-4546 or email uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

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April 23, 2008:
 

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We completed this project: an entire back yard transformation ... wall-to-wall ... which will provide a pleasing summer retreat for our client - right in Whitby!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
If you are looking for only the best design and highest quality workmanship in the Durham Region, you simply need to call
905-424-4546 or email uniwerks@uniwerks.ca

 
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