How Much Should it Cost to Build a 10 x 20 Deck?

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How Much Should it Cost to Build a 10 x 20 Deck?
Dimensional lumber is commonly used as decking. (Deck de Madeira image by CarlosNeto from

As of 2010, you may pay 70 cents per lineal foot for 2 by 6-inch pressure-treated pine to more than £3 per foot for 6-inch hardwood Most composite decking made with PVC plastic sells for 60p to £1.90 per foot. Add in £260 for framing lumber, cement and hardware, and your project may run £403 to £1,560 or more..

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Contractor Costs

As of 2010, licensed building contractors in the United States are typically charging from £13 to £32 per square foot of decking installed. Therefore, expect to pay a contractor £2,600 to £6,500 for most 10 by 20-foot decks, materials included.

Bottom Line

Deck costs vary considerably depending on region, site conditions, local building standards, design, materials and labour. Because each deck is different, the only way to determine what your project should cost is to research your options thoroughly.

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