Trex Composite Decking
Trex Composite Decking

Membership Benefits

Our goal is to help our members complete each of their home projects stress-free. We aim to accomplish this by providing a surplus of resources, including access to our network of industry professionals, online budgeting tools, complete Gameplans, a library of How-To and instructional videos, and your Personal Project Coach to help you navigate all of the options and potential pitfalls associated with your project.  Turkstra Lumber been working with industry professionals for over 65 years, now let us bring that knowledge and experience to your next home project.

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Members Area Access

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Members Access

Once you sign up, you will gain instant access to all member areas. You can browse complete step by step Gameplans for any category of project, with each step containing helpful resources such as links to resources for services and permits for your area, videos and articles specific to each step, and online budgeting tools for individual projects.

Gameplan/ Projects

Decks
Exterior Doors
Fences
Build-It-Better™ - Garages
Sheds
Build-It-Better™ - Siding
Windows

Decks Gameplan

Gameplan Steps

All Gameplans Deck Videos

Planning Your Deck

Step 1 – FIND IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS
Step 2 – DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET
Step 3 – MEET YOUR COACH
Step 4 – DESIGN YOUR DECK
Step 5 – APPLY FOR PERMITS
Step 6 – SELECT YOUR MATERIALS
Step 7 – HIRE A CONTRACTOR

Building Your Deck

Step 8 – LOCATING SERVICES
Step 9 – DIGGING HOLES/EXCAVATING
Step 10 – POURING CONCRETE
Step 11 – BUILDING THE DECK
Step 12 – INSTALLING RAILINGS AND STAIRS
Step 13 – LIGHTING AND ACCESSORIES
Step 14 – STAINING AND FINISHING
Step 15 – MAINTAINING YOUR DECK
Step 16 – OUTDOOR IDEAS AND OPTIONS

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Follow the Steps

Follow the Steps

We’ve tried to make every project as straightforward as possible by breaking each phase of your project into an easy to follow step by step guide that we call a Gameplan. You can click on any one of the steps for even more resources such as video tutorials, visual inspiration, and links to local services.  The Gameplans that you see here include all steps and preparation, but you can talk to your Project Coach, and we will create a customized Gameplan that only focuses on the steps applicable to your project.

Visual Help

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Visual Help

Gone are the days of reading long-winded and over-complicated lists of instructions. Video guides and visual help are how most DIYers prefer to learn, so we are sourcing and creating hours of how-to instructional videos. You can learn everything from how to build your fence to how to hire a contractor.

Hire A Contractor

Hiring a contractor can be an overwhelming and daunting task for some, especially if you haven’t done it before or don’t know anyone in the trades. Luckily, we’ve been working with contractors, trades, and professionals for over 65 years and have hand-selected some of the best in the business to be a part of our Professional Referral Network. Your Project Coach can connect you with reputable, local professionals for all of your project needs.

How to Book Trades

How to Hire A Contractor

How to Videos

Deck Builder-Charlie MacPhee

Choosing your decking materials

How to map out your deck

Staining and Maintaining

Getting your deck designed

Wood Cleaning/ Staining

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Access Videos

Access Videos

By signing up, you will gain instant access to our entire video library. Our goal is to make our collective knowledge available to you at the click of a button. You can watch an entire shed build, hear some of our frequently asked questions about door installation, learn how to apply stain properly, treat exterior wood products, and so much more. The best part is that we continually update our video library to feature new and useful content.  What sets our videos apart from other how-to or DIY videos is that they feature our partners and our in-house experts. Imagine watching a helpful video online, and then calling the expert on-screen for advice specific to your project. That is what Build-It-Better is all about!

Your Coach

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Your Coach

Your personal Project Coach is the heart of the Build-It-Better program. When you sign up, you are assigned a Project Coach who will work with you every step of the way. The same products and the same solutions don’t work for everyone, so we instead offer a personalized shopping experience. Our Coaches get to know your project and your needs, which allows them to provide solutions that fit best for you.  If you have a question or if an issue arises, you will feel confident knowing your Coach is a phone call away and that they have our entire team backing them.

Our Coaches Help

Below are just a few of the coaches available in our 11 locations.

Brian – Dunnville

Brian - Dunnville

Gia – Brantford

Gia - Brantford

Steve – Hamilton

Steve - Hamilton

Rick – Dundas

Rick - Dundas
MORE COACHES INFO