NADRA Deck for a Soldier Update!
With Memorial Day next week, we are excited to announce that two of our chapters will be hosting ribbon cutting ceremonies for their D4S builds! NADRA Executive Vice President Michael Beaudry will be traveling to both ceremonies to personally thank each builder, volunteer and manufacturer for their tireless efforts.
We would like to send a special thank you to Screw Products in Western Washington for donating air miles to make this trip possible for Mike. The association does not have a travel budget, and without your support, we wouldn't have the opportunity to attend these special ribbon cuttings!
NADRA Minnesota Chapter Deck for a Soldier ribbon cutting! Saturday, May 28
The Minnesota Chapter of NADRA is busy all week coordinating the build. If you would like to get an idea of what it takes, check out the Chapter's blog here to see the schedule and donating companies/builders.
On Saturday, May 28 from noon to 4 p.m. in Prior Lake, Minn., there will be a party and celebration with Todd's family and friends. The event will be catered by Famous Dave's. All food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. If you haven't already donated to the general fund, please consider doing so to help offset these costs and provide a working budget for this chapter. Please contact Info@NADRA.org if you would like to help out.
NADRA Western Washington Chapter Deck for a Soldier ribbon cutting! Monday, May 30
The Western Washington Chapter of NADRA is also busy putting on the finishing touches of the soldiers deck! Chapter members are at the job site this very minute working on the build!
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 2 p.m., the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in Lacey, Wash. Famous Dave's BBQ and Red Hook Brew will be provided for all! If you'd like to attend, please send your RSVP to Kate Rpyer at Info@screw-products.com or give her a call at 253.853.8880.
Videos of the Western Washington Chapter's progress can be watched in Phase 1 and Phase 2. To see the official Western Washington Chapter's Deck for a Solider t-shirt, click here.
May is Deck Safety Month®: Deck check
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May is National Deck Safety Month, and with barbecue season just around the corner, now's the time to take a closer look at the place where you'll host all your warm-weather gatherings. According to the North American Deck and Railing Association, there's been an increase in the number of decks that have collapsed, fallen apart or otherwise failed. In most cases, simple upkeep could have prevented these incidents, which tend to happen (no surprise) when decks are packed with people. Make such an inspection an annual affair — it takes a few minutes — and fix any problems before inviting the gang over. For more information on deck safety, check out the North American Deck and Railing Association. More
MyFixItUpLife and Real Outdoor Living are giving away a free play structure! Real wood. Real fun. Rockwell Tools & Wood play structure!
Win a trip to Chicago for the 2011 DeckExpo!
So you and your customers have an appreciation for real wood, and you've built decks using Wolmanized® Outdoor® wood decking. Now Arch Wood Protection wants to reward one of you: just send us your project photo and you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE trip to Chicago to coincide with the 2011 DeckExpo to be held Oct. 13-15 plus $500 and a one-year membership in NADRA. This is not a photo contest and not a "best deck" contest — it is a random drawing. But we'd like to see your decks. You get up to 10 chances to win—just submit an entry form and project photo for each. More
Pennsylvania Chapter meeting TODAY at 5 p.m. sharp!
All NADRA members, prospects and deck industry pros from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York are invited to attend a Deck Builders Bash on Wednesday, May 25th at Sequoia Supply! This is going to be an exciting event you won't want to miss! The Pennsylvania Chapter of NADRA will be holding a chapter meeting at 5 p.m.sharp during the event.
When: Wednesday, May 25: Sequoia Supply Annual Deck Builders Bash sponsored by TimberTech
Where: Sequoia Out Back Showroom 1700 Cowpath Rd. Hatfield, Pa., 19440
What: NADRA Pennsylvania Chapter meeting and celebration of Sequoia Supplies 15th anniversary!
Who: You! NADRA Builders, prospects and decking industry pros. Come see what NADRA is all about!
Reminder: Saturday, June 4 is National Enjoy Your Deck Day
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What do you get when you combine friends, family, fun and Fiberon Composite Decking? The second annual National Enjoy Your Deck Day! On Saturday, June 4, people across the country will be out enjoying their outdoor living spaces with friends and family. We're back with our annual celebration and it's bigger and better than ever. To join the celebration, visit www.deckday.com. More
Opening up homes to the outdoors creates new living vistas
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Summer can't come soon enough for Patricia Feldner — and when it does, there's one place she's sure to be found. Feldner is looking forward to a second season on her backyard deck. The Feldners are normally "do-it-yourselfers." They had already built an enclosed gazebo. But a deck was a different challenge. Tasks such as digging holes and pouring concrete loomed. A permit was involved, so compliance with building codes awaited. The Feldners hired Callen Construction to build the deck and install a new door leading onto it. More
Pool chemicals a recipe for distress for decks
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The very chemicals that keep the water in swimming pools pristine can corrode grills and degrade decks. Mix in a little dampness and a lot of foot traffic and you get a real mess. Fortunately, there are a few simple things that can be done to protect your deck and grill and enjoy your pool too. More
Small business, big solutions
When running a small construction business, every dollar counts. In honor of National Small Business Week, consider doing something advantageous for your business by checking out some of the latest technology features for accounting — including software updates and the ability to make payments without a credit card using simply your mobile phone. These features are specifically designed to maximum dollars and cents for your construction business. More
Building industry future belongs to contractors who know BIM
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At the American Institute of Architect's 2011 convention in New Orleans multiple government building leaders and other owners released short videos describing a unified approach to information sharing between building owners, architects and construction contractors that can save billions of dollars each year. Industry leaders have long understood that modeling building construction and operation using uniform information (BIM) improves construction quality while reducing costs, but last week's AIA Convention offered the first unequivocal, concise direction on future building industry data sharing. More
Join NADRA today!
NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety. More
Check out NADRA on Facebook!
Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More
Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!