What Our Clients Have to Say
We had been thinking about replacing our 30-year-old pressure-treated deck for several years and decided mid-pandemic to proceed. We tried working with the Big Box stores, but were less-than-impressed. One of the challenges we faced with the Big Box stores was finding advice on how to realize our vision. For instance, we wanted a privacy wall – but no one could give us creative ideas, or even tell us what was possible.
We discovered DuraContracting after seeing Brett and his team tackle a major decking/railing job in our neighbourhood. Brett’s focus on decks, and the experience and enthusiasm he brought to our initial meeting, made the decision easy. Duracontracting leans toward working with higher-end, better-quality products like Trex and Deckorators. We had done a lot of looking around, and found that the decking products Brett preferred had better ‘slip-resistance’, longer warranties, less expansion/contraction, and a wider array of colour choices. But that is just one reason we went with Duracontracting. Brett was incredibly patient with us as we worked together to decide on the best layout for our deck, going through several iterations of planning and making constructive suggestions along the way.
Once the ‘build’ was underway, Brett and his team worked efficiently and while there were a few supply-chain delays, he moved the project along as quickly as possible. In the middle of the old-deck tear-down, Brett discovered a major issue with our siding – one we had anticipated, having repaired the rest of the house a few years earlier everywhere there wasn’t ‘deck’ in the way. Brett advised us on how to proceed, gave us a quote, and folded this work into the overall project. I’m not sure what we would have done without his flexibility and problem-solving skills.
Brett’s attention to detail, and creativity were evident at every step of the way. We had decided on a two-colour ‘main deck/picture frame’ design, but Brett came to us mid-project to reintroduce an earlier suggestion that a third colour accent border would really make the deck ‘pop’. This suggestion meant more work for Brett (getting new deck boards in the third colour, and more intricate joinery) but he offered to do this at no extra charge – he just wanted the deck to be spectacular. I’m looking at the finished deck right now, as I write this review, and am so happy we listened to Brett.
I highly recommend Duracontracting. Brett has a passion for doing decks well – and it is clear that he enjoys what he does. Check out Brett’s Instagram (search for ‘Duracontracting’) to see Brett and his team in action. Very cool to see projects unfold in time-lapse fashion.
A+++. Perfection start to finish. A wonderful stress free experience. Would use Dura Contracting again in an instant.
Design Phase: Brett was awesome at demonstrating decking products and offering suggestions how best to design a suitable deck for our needs and within our budget. Communication was always quick, professional, and comprehensive.
Construction Phase: Dura Contracting has $100K of professional high quality deck building tools. This comment may sound funny, but we all have friends that use the incorrect tools, cutting corners, and the job ends up looking sloppy. With Brett, he takes the time to do it correctly, uses the correct tool, and the end product shows his workmanship - perfection. While building the deck, Brett offered ideas to improve the life of the deck, increase the living space on the deck, and way to save money. Brett and his workers maintained a positive and fun attitude the whole time.
Post-Construction Phase: Brett was amazing at demonstrating how to clean and care for our new deck - to extend its life and preserve the high quality. This last step is often overlooked by builders who just want to move onto their next project. Once the deck was built, Brett took the time with the home owner, pointing what cleaning products to use, and what products to keep away from our Trek decking. Brett also provided us with incredible high quality deck pictures at no extra costs - which we emailed to all our friends - to show off our gorgeous new deck.
I would use Dura Contracting again in an instant, and I offer my highest recommendation to anyone who is considering Brett’s services.
Thanks again Brett, we looooove our deck.
We recently had a Trex deck and concrete patio constructed by Dura Contracting and it was truly a pleasure to work with Brett. During the planning stage he was extremely creative and accommodating, taking our requirements and translating them into functional design concepts.
The quality of the project itself is unquestionably top notch, the attention to detail and small touches he uses really puts him above the rest. His team is extremely conscientious and were a pleasure to work with.
His innovative use of the Trex Transends product really makes the project stand out. His knowledgeable construction skill coupled with the quality Trex product makes this deck one that we’ll be happy to own for years and years. The tinted glass railings and LED lights really sets this deck apart.
Without a doubt I would highly recommend Brett and his team, his meticulous approach to building and inspired techniques truly result in a product we are extremely satisfied with. The use of Trex products instills confidence that there will be zero maintenance required and provides a creative and eye-catching finished product.
We are routinely complemented on this deck and we are certainly grateful for choosing Dura Contracting for our project.
We are extremely satisfied with our Trex deck. We highly recommend Dura Contracting. Brett is amazing to work with. He is professional and timely. We really appreciated all the help he gave us with selecting our Trex colours. He is very knowledgeable about the Trex system.
Brett and his crew are great to work with. Everyone was very personable and professional. It was clear they had a good attention to detail and care about their quality of work. Our deck was completed in three visits and it is quite large and elevated ( 8 feet).Dura took care of the permits and arranging inspections. Our finished product is so sleek and matches our house perfectly. We are getting many compliments from our neighbours. We would hire Brett and his team in the future for any other projects.
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Brett Smith and his DURA Contracting team are exceptional. We met with several contractors about building a deck and Brett was by far the most capable in terms of envisioning the structure to fit our space, providing many options, and clearly communicating each possibility. He really has a gift for seeing what is possible -- not only with the deck itself, but with stylish concrete pads and elegant lighting, too. We appreciated that his quotes were thorough and accurate. Once we agreed to work with Brett, the process was smooth – from demolition and removal of our old deck through the final product of an entirely different space. Brett was professional throughout, clearly communicating what would be done... and when. His workmanship and attention to detail were outstanding. The building inspector was surprised, saying that the structure was above and beyond code and would last a very long time. There were no surprises on the final bill, though! Now we have a stunning deck and backyard space that adds greatly to the enjoyment of our home, as well as to its value. Thanks, Brett!
Brett took time with us and designed a spectacular deck and upgraded the existing deck. He has excellent ideas and his enthusiasm for the job is infectious. He worked incredibly hard long hours.
I came to know that Brett is a professional TREX installer and has attended professional courses internationally for TREX. His workmanship is second to none. The quality is unbelievable. His work was completed on time and on budget.
Not only is he skilled at the TREX deck installation but he poured a designer concrete pad for our hot tub as well as installed a rainproof ceiling to our existing deck.
Great work done by a great guy
Mary Anne Mercer
Dura Contracting recently completed the re-surfacing of our deck. We are extremely pleased with the quality of the product, and the excellent work done by the crew. Brett was a pleasure to work with and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dura Contracting.
Dura Contracting built a deck using Trex composite. They did an amazing job. Brett was very professional and excellent at communicating throughout the whole project. Brett is super knowledgeable and a very hard worker. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dura Contracting. The deck is beautiful and I love it! Thank you so much Brett!
Brett and his team at DURA Contracting are thorough and professional. Brett’s attention to detail, knowledge, and passion for doing the job right is exceptional. From start to finish, we never had to worry about the quality of the work being done, and his communication throughout the whole process was great as well. I would highly recommend DURA Contracting. We could not be happier with the finished product.
Dura Contacting just completed our Trex deck and screen porch this week. They did an outstanding job! The attention to detail, workmanship, and quality is beyond excellent. They are very professional, creative and we could not be happier with the end result. The design was not an easy one and it is perfect. I would HIGHLY recommend Dura Contracting!!!
My wife and I hired Dura Contracting to build our 3 tier deck. We had previously seen their work at a friends neighbour’s house. The detail and design was so impressive we had to find out who had been hired for that job. After hiring Dura Contracting, we met Brett who tirelessly worked on making our deck come to life. His work ethic and attention to detail is second to none. He is a friendly, skilled and determined worker who remains motivated until the very last screw. We have received nothing but praises, compliments and inquiries on our finished deck and we highly recommend Brett and Dura Contracting.