Deck and Porch Designs

The Highest Deck Design Standards and always up to code- Raleigh Cary NC

The general standards of building a deck or porch is regulated through a minimum of meeting North Carolina Building Code.  In order to add a deck to your home, almost every local jurisdiction requires you obtain a building permit and that inspections be completed before your project is considered complete and usable. If you do not get proper permits, you could be liable for the structure to be demolished and rebuilt of it was not properly built to local code.  Possibly worse, you could have an unsafe deck, porch or structure built.  Building a structure without getting the proper permits is illegal.

Decks By All Means has designed, built and successfully completed hundreds of decks and porches throughout the Triangle, so we know what each jurisdiction requires.  We take those requirements into consideration when we customize the design of your new deck or porch.  The structures we build usually exceed local code requirements, but that is just the beginning.

Raleigh NC Deck Building Code

Cary NC Deck Design Assistant

Apex NC Deck Plan Checklist

Durham NC Decks

Creative Deck Designs- Raleigh Cary NC and  Durham Chapel Hill NC

Every deck that Decks By All Means builds meets or exceeds every building code standard.  Additionally, it is custom designed to meet your needs.  A custom deck or custom screen porch is both a functional addition to your home, and am aesthetic enhancement to your home.

Custom deck and porch enhancements include:

Uniquely shaped deck footprint (floorplan)

Multi-level decks or tier deck design to create “rooms” on the deck

Exotic wood decks

TREX composite decking

Creative railings, posts and spindles

Iron railings

Built In benches and planters

Lattice and Skirting

Unique stairs- stadium stairs and fan stairs

Privacy walls and gates

Arbors and trellises

Hot Tubs and Jacuzzi’s

Grill corners and grill extension areas

Uniquely cut wood and wood patterns

Deck with attached screen porch

Second story deck with first floor screen porch

Built-In Deck furniture, seating and storage

Integrated sheds and deck storage

Stone and block patios

Outdoor kitchens

Custom gazebos

Integrated deck lighting

Integrated deck and porch sound systems

Decks By All Means can design and build any or all of the above deck enhancements.  We will consult with you to determine your needs, including budgetary requirements, and design YOUR  unique deck or porch.    Great decks and great porches come from great designs.  Decks By All Means designs lifestyle-changing decks ad porches, and exclusively install every deck we design. To discuss your deck or porch design, call Bob or email us.


Decks By All Means builds decks and porches throughout the NC Triangle

Raleigh NC, Cary NC, Durham NC, Chapel Hill NC, Apex NC, Holly Springs NC. Morrisville NC, Garner NC, Fuquay-Varina NC, Carrboro NC, Clayton NC