Who Draws Plans For A Deck?

Once you’ve decided that you want a new custom deck, it’s time to start putting your vision into action. For starters, it’s likely in your best interest to hire an architect or someone who has prior experience to draw the plans for your deck. Since a deck is attached to the home, it’s very important to make sure it is professionally designed to avoid any integrity issues for either the new deck or the home it’s attached to. In fact, hiring a professional to draw the plans for your deck will ensure that the deck is as functional as it can be, is designed well, and is compliant with all the local building codes and provisions. Notably, having a deck adhere to codes and regulations saves a lot of trouble for the homeowners by not having to redesign or change their renovations! When working with a professional on your new deck build such as Solid Ground, they will work with you to make your visions a reality by making a tailored design for you, and once you’ve decided on a design, they will draw up a blueprint for the contractor. For these reasons, hiring a professional for a new deck build should be a high priority.

In addition to hiring an architect or deck building professional to draw the plans for your new deck, depending on the size and complexity of the build, it may be necessary to also hire a civil engineer. This is because bigger and more complex decks require their own structural system design, in which case a civil engineer can work with the professional to design a deck with the best safety, functionality, and durability.

An above view of a deck at sunset.