Mark English Architects, AIA
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lisaafleisher wrote:
Could you tell me the depth of the Ipe wood? Is it 7/8, 1", or 5/4?
   Comment   May 28, 2014
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AdvantageLumber.com
Hi lisaafleshier,

For the region you are building it in, it's best if you go with thicker product. Like Mark and Select Hardwood Floor stated, the heftier the better. But, naturally as thickness goes up so does price. The 5/4" material (net finished 1") will work great in your area and it spans 24" on center from joist to joist. Thicker 2" material (net finished 1-1/2") will be far more expensive.

We're glad you chose Ipe over PVC, and hope this bit of information helps you in your construction lisaafleisher.
May 30, 2014 at 11:45AM     
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Select Hardwood Floor Co.
Not only does the price go up... so does the weight.
Yikes that stuff is HEAVY!
May 31, 2014 at 10:45PM     
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261meadow wrote:
What kind of windows are these? Wood or vinyl? - What kind of windows are these? Wood or vinyl?
   Comment   December 5, 2013
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Mark English Architects, AIA
Blomberg.
January 25, 2014 at 11:15AM     
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pspappano wrote:
Beautiful design! What color paint is on the railing? Thank you.
   Comment   October 20, 2013
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We don't have the info- I think it was a deep grey brown.
October 28, 2013 at 5:01PM   
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Tiffany Marchell Young wrote:
Does ChoiceDek fade? How does it compare to Trex decking?
     Comment   June 16, 2013
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shazom
@Mark English Architects: why do you not like trex?
March 28, 2014 at 5:47PM     
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janicedonato
I'm interested why you stay away from Trex also.
March 31, 2014 at 4:29PM   
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jnlndrsn wrote:
How do I landscape around a power box - Please help
   Comment   May 12, 2013
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Mark English Architects, AIA
Hi, I think you will find inspiration if you do a detailed Houzz photo search.
June 20, 2013 at 5:42PM   
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Kathy Winkler wrote:
Tis ipe deck is beautiful. Can you tell me how you achieved the grey weathered look and what is the maintenant - Can you please tell me how you achieved the beautiful greyed weathered look on this ipe deck and what the maintenance is to achieve this look? This is exactly the look I want on our deck. Thank you.
   Comment   May 12, 2013
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Mark English Architects, AIA
This is the natural weatherd look after a year or so, no treatment required.
June 20, 2013 at 5:42PM     
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Gorgeous deck I love it, perfect colour! Can you please tell me what colour Ipe this was when bought?
July 25, 2013 at 6:57AM     
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ntrede wrote:
Do you know if this railing system conforms to code for roofdecks in Boston (on top of 4th story)? Looks great
     Comment   March 17, 2013
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Hi, I don't know. I can't think of why it wouldn't if it met the height requirements.
March 19, 2013 at 12:41PM   
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onewingstudio
In our area (Topanga, CA) the issue is how far apart are the horizontals. Can a child put it's head between? I'm told they test it with a rubber ball.
June 17, 2013 at 8:36PM   
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MJS Consulting wrote:
Cable Railing - This appears to be Feeney CableRail, which is available off-the shelf as a stock item to fit any railing system.
   Comment   May 13, 2012
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Mark English Architects, AIA
I meant "Feeney".
July 10, 2012 at 8:05AM   
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Restoration style
Beautiful weathered decking...this is a nice looking product.
October 16, 2013 at 4:00PM   
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costyosty wrote:
Deck Railing - I am renovating my deck and want to use a similar railing system to enhance my pond view. Where can I find this system?
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You can try http://stainlesscablerailing.com their quote was a few 1000 less then cablerail com on the cable railing system
March 13, 2012 at 9:40AM   
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Thanks Joe
March 15, 2012 at 7:23AM     
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jaynew wrote:
I'm building a similar metal roof and we are trying to decide between downspouts or rain chains. The downspouts here look very subtle. Can you give me the dimensions? I'm not sure what the minimum slope required is. Thanks!
   Comment   January 7, 2012
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These are standard rectangular downspouts. I would have preferred chains.
August 22, 2012 at 11:40AM   
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leaparsons wrote:
I am building a house in Vermont and am hoping to build a back deck similar to this. Can you tell me what type of wood was used for the deck? Also, where can I find this type of railing?
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jzallar
@ mark english- Has the decking been greyed out by some sort of accelertor product? or is that just the natural faded grey color from being exposed to the sun? I like it! do you know any issues of the Ipe' cupping? Thanks
November 29, 2012 at 7:29PM     
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Please note the architect, Mark English's comment on the deck materials. He used CableRail by Feeney for infill and this is a custom fabricated frame. If you'd like an entire system, check out http://www.feeneyinc.com/Architectural/DesignRail
February 24, 2014 at 7:50AM   
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Installation: There are three ways to install ipe, each with a varying amount of labor and a different cost. The first option is to drill and countersink screws with the head exposed, which has the lowest labor cost. The second option is to drill and plug, which means that a hole is drilled through the material so that a screw can be installed below the surface of the board, then infilled with a small round piece of ipe that’s glued in place to cover the screw. Then it’s sanded down and finished with a sealer. Because ipe is so dense, this technique is labor intensive and dulls drill bits quickly.The final option with ipe is to router a groove along the side of the boards and use concealed fasteners to fit into these grooves, with the fasteners secured to joists below. The cost of the predrilled boards is higher — as is the cost of the fasteners — but the labor cost is lower. It may still be a wash on pricing, but the finished product will be more seamless. Cost: $9 to $11 per square foot

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IPE Cont'd: The final option with ipe is to router a groove along the side of the boards and use concealed fasteners to fit into these grooves, with the fasteners secured to joists below. The cost of the predrilled boards is higher — as is the cost of the fasteners — but the labor cost is lower. It may still be a wash on pricing, but the finished product will be more seamless. Cost: $9 to $11 per square foot
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