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Attention New England decking professionals
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Join us at The Biltmore on the 17th floor in the Renaissance Room TODAY at 4 p.m. for a NADRA New England Chapter Meeting. Meet your National Board of Directors!

NADRA Networking Dinner TONIGHT at 6 p.m. at The Biltmore on the 17th floor in the L'Apogee Room! You must register to attend the cocktail hour and dinner. If you have not registered yet, please call Heather at 215.317.2018 and make arrangements to register on-site.

NADRA Day of Education TOMORROW from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Biltmore Grand Ballroom. Lunch is included - come as early as 8 a.m. to check-in. You MUST register for this event! If you have not registered yet, please call Heather at 215.317.2018 and make arrangements to register on-site.

Western Washington Chapter begins their first Deck for a Soldier® build!
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The Western Washington Chapter of NADRA is breaking ground for their chapters first Deck for a Soldier® build on the 25th of March! The WWA team is very excited! Construction will be completed in time for a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011.

Best Decking: 2011 Readers' Choice Awards winner announced    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It was a close race throughout the voting period, but TimberTech received the most votes. Many readers were quite vocal about their reasons for choosing certain finalists. In fact, the conversation will continue in a new feature to be introduced soon. Congratulations to the winner and all the finalists — these companies and products have many fans out there! More

As remodeling rebounds, caveats for the homeowner
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One part of the housing market is experiencing a rebound that will probably continue even if the rest of the market remains sluggish: remodeling. A recent report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University predicted that remodeling would rebound strongly this year after a three-year downturn. More

Preservatives help wood weather southern climates
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The climate of the Gulf South region of the United States presents challenges for wood preservation, making water repellents and the environment top considerations. David Jones, assistant Extension professor in Mississippi State University’s forest products department, said wood treatments can lengthen the performance of timber by decades. More

Fortress Introduces Fe26 Vienna Railing

Fe26 Vienna Railing embodies old world charm and elegance, which is coupled with its modern and simple design for easy installation. The result is quality railing that is absolutely timeless. Paying tribute to unique architectural design, Fe26 Vienna Railing blends historic style with modern elegance.

Apps keep eye on jobsite
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By this point in time, project managers, owners and developers likely have on-the-go access to almost all the project information on an ongoing and regular basis. But do you also have the ability to access jobsite feed of what is going on in the field directly from your mobile device? More

Barrette Outdoor Living launches new elite rail
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Xpanse by Barrette Outdoor Living introduces its latest product in a growing line of complementary backyard essentials – Xpanse Elite Rail featuring Xceed Install. This low-maintenance railing system offers aesthetics and durability with innovative solutions that speed up the installation process. Elite Rail is now available at lumberyards and building product dealers. More

Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less
Build Better, Build Greener with Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood. Built-in weathering protection and stabilizing properties dramatically reduce cracking, warping and splitting for fewer CALLBACKS. MORE

Plan to revive construction industry released by AGC
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The Associated General Contractors of America released a new national plan recently detailing measures to stimulate demand for construction. Officials said the plan was needed to reverse construction employment declines that have taken place in 317 out of 337 metro areas since January 2007, according to new data the association released. More

Housing starts see biggest drop since 1984
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Housing starts posted their biggest decline in 27 years in February while building permits dropped to their lowest level on record, suggesting the beleaguered real estate sector has yet to rebound from its deepest slump in modern history. More

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Check out NADRA on Facebook!
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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

Important dates to remember

  • March 23 - NADRA Networking Dinner Reception at The Providence Biltmore, Rhode Island. Visit for more information.
  • March 23-26 - JLC Live Residential Construction Show in Providence, R.I.
  • March 24 - NADRA Education - Providence, R.I. Visit for more information.
  • April 6-8 - Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.
  • April 13 - NADRA Minnesota Chapter meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the Kambium offices located at 21600 Hamburg Ave, Lakeville, Minn., 55044. More details to be announced later.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

Join NADRA today!
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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

Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!

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New Colors from AZEK Deck!

The colors Silver Oak™ and Cobre® have been added to the AZEK Deck Arbor Collection!®

We Light Up Winning Decks

NADRA’s “Best Illumination 2010” – This deck by Deckscapes, Inc. features Aurora’s Sirius post cap light.


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