This Guide provides readers with general information on best practice approaches for designing wood decks and balconies in British Columbia. It provides an overview of key principles that should be followed with regard to structural design, moisture management, material selection, and maintenance. Readers are urged not to rely only on this publication, but to also carefully review the British Columbia Building Code and other relevant documents as well as consult with appropriate, reputable professionals and construction specialists as necessary. For more detailed information, references are provided at the end of this publication.

Prepared by RDH for BC Housing.


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