Custom Decks

The highest quality design & construction

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Our Approach to Your
Custom Deck Design

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Initial Meeting

We will meet with you and your family to better understand your needs, expectations, and budget. We ask questions and really listen to learn how you plan to enjoy your new deck. This is a free, no-obligation consultation to guarantee that we understand your needs and hopes so we can build the deck of your dreams!

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Thorough Planning

We are passionate about our work. In addition, we take the information gathered during pre-planning and create a customized design that works with the existing structure of your home and accommodates the activities your family wants and needs. Lastly, we will present fully-detailed options and make recommendations to help guide you through the decision-making process.

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Project Management

Our professional staff will supervise all work to ensure that you receive quality workmanship and guarantee total satisfaction with your custom deck design. We will expedite all building permits, and assist in making presentations to satisfy homeowners’ association regulations. We are serious about being respectful and protective of your family and your property and about keeping your project from interfering with day-to-day activities as much as possible.

Customize Your Perfect New Raleigh, NC Deck

A new deck is an extension of your home — treat it as such! As a design and build contractor, we are dedicated to bringing out the best in your backyard with outdoor living space creation built around your needs and specifications.

Experience creating the custom deck of your dreams with:

  • Composite, Stainless and Aluminum Rail & Systems
  • Redesigns
  • Planters
  • Pergolas
  • Benches
  • Framing
  • Stairs
  • Extensions
  • & more

We also provide assistance in preparing documents that need approval from your local homeowner’s association.

High-Quality Deck Replacement & Redesign

Structurally Speaking specializes in redesign and reconstruction of your home’s old deck, too. If you are noticing these signs, it is time to have us design and build you a new deck:

  • Discoloration
  • Mildew
  • Rot
  • Split & Separation of Nails

Decks, wooden or otherwise, can be extremely hazardous if not maintained properly. Delaying new construction increases the potential for personal injury to a guest or member of your family.

 Let’s Design Your New Deck

Love spending time outside but hate dealing with pests and the elements? Structurally Speaking can also build and design a custom screened porch for your home. Either way, we’d love to hear from you! Give us a call at 919-786-4825.

Structurally Speaking provides design and building services in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Holly Springs, Garner and other surrounding areas. Contact us to begin your next home project today.

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Customer Thoughts

“We could not be more pleased. Jim Brennan has a gift for design, and Structurally Speaking’s crew did an excellent job of turning our vision into a reality. Their attention to detail and their overall workmanship was wonderful.

Mike Rosenthal

“I wanted to commend your team on the progress they have made. I got home late last night, and I was amazed at the progress that was made on our new deck. I was equally amazed at how much it looks like the actual diagram that we discussed!!! Awesome job!!!”

Brister Gowdy

“The deck is sooooooooooooo pretty at night with the lighting. We will really enjoy sitting on the deck this summer.”

Becky Rainey

“Deck looks great. Thanks for your work and design. I think we will enjoy this set up for years to come, it really preserves the view from the dining room window and opens up to the back yard on the upper end.”

Brian Fork

“Every design suggestion you made worked out perfectly! The size…the placement of the exit door…the little deck…and, of course, the new cedar siding on the house wall! The only piece that is a null for me is the place for my invisible grill! I hope your other customers enjoy their structures as much as I enjoy mine.”

Trudi Kappel

“Jim and the crew of Structurally Speaking were fantastic. Jim’s ideas for the design worked much better than the ones we had in mind. The work was done quickly and professionally. Our porch looks amazing and our family (especially our kids) spend most of their time there.”

Ofri Leitner

We are getting ready to add a pool to the backyard and the other day we had a landscape architect looking at the site for some design ideas.  As he stood and looked at it and turned to look back at the porch, he said: “That room looks absolutely fantastic. You must spend a ton of time out there.”

He could not believe it when I told him that it was not original to the house. (As an added side note, we had an actual architect out a few months ago to look at an addition proposal in back and he said the same thing. The interesting side note on that one was that by pure coincidence, he happened to be from the very firm that originally designed the house!)


“Structurally Speaking added a custom screened-in porch for our home. We had a wonderful experience with Structurally Speaking and use our screened-in porch all the time!! Jim has a great eye for design and included touches that make the space unique and extremely usable. He always responded promptly and dealt incredibly fairly when discussing details and costs. His crew was efficient and detail oriented. I asked him a ton of questions along the way and he was always responsive, candid, and kind. We highly recommend Structurally Speaking as a fantastic option for high-quality design and function!!”

S. McIIain

“Very happy with the results of our new deck and porch replacing our old deck which was destroyed by a fallen tree. Want to say that communication about the details from design to estimate to implementation was fantastic. Jim Brennan(and his staff) took the time to answer all our questions before, during, and after the project was completed. Would recommend Structurally Speaking to anyone wanting a new deck and or porch.”

T. Jacobs