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Free Deck Plans
What is the deck plan?
A deck plan is a drawing of the future deck, which indicates its dimensions, the presence of railings, lighting, or a pool. Having a deck plan is important for the following reasons:
- It is required by law in Ontario. Failure to comply with the laws can lead to a fine and a requirement to dismantle the deck. And this means a huge and useless financial waste.
- This will make it easier to build your deck as you have a clear idea of the design and sizing. You will know for sure that the necessary furniture is placed on the deck.
- you will be able to calculate proportions and borders. This will allow you to be sure in advance that the deck in the background of the house will not be tiny or huge.
- This will keep you, your family, and your guests safe. After all, the deck plan is built according to the National Building Code of Canada and the Ontario Building Code.
Deck plan drawing contains key information that will allow you to build a deck without unexpected difficulties. It usually contains several drawings: a simple top view and a dimensional drawing. A bird view is needed to visually demonstrate the appearance of the deck, markings for the direction of the boards (they can be laid along the deck, across or diagonally), and the placement of handrails and stairs. The following information is included in the drawing:
- perimeter measurements;
- beam's size;
- location of stairs and steps;
- changes in levels;
- door location;
- railing's location and sizes.
The more detailed the drawing, the better. For complex multi-level decks, you need to make more detailed drawings with an indication of the places where the deck rises. Pool plans must indicate the location of the pool and its size. On plans with a staircase, the location of the stairs and the size of the steps must be indicated.
Free deck plan examples
Below you will find a collection of free deck plans. Together with a free deck plan, you will also find a corresponding deck layout. These deck plans can give you a general idea of the deck frame design processes and techniques. You can learn from these plans how to build multilevel decks, decks with curves, second-story decks, etc. You can learn how to position deck beams, deck footings, joists, and stair stringers.
Deck plan - 1
This is a 14x16x12 sized deck plan with one rung. This deck drawing does not plan the installation of the railing.
Deck plan - 2
This is a simple one-level drawing measuring 7x20x14. Two steps lead to the deck. There are no railings in the plan.
Deck plan - 3
This is a complex plan with a three-tiered deck. The size of the deck is 12x22x6. The plan assumes two stairs. Railings are marked in dark blue on the plan. Here, railings are placed on stairs and upper deck levels.
Deck plan - 4
This is another example of a complex deck. Its size is 12x20x4. An original gradually tapering staircase with steps of different lengths leads to the deck. Two small stairs with 4 steps lead to the upper level of the deck. The first ladder is located on the outside of the deck, the second is on the first level of the deck. Railings are marked in dark blue on the plan. The place without railings is the entrance to the house on the first level of the deck.
Deck plan - 5
This is a 14x12x13 deck plan. A staircase with two steps leads to the deck. The plan shows the second level of the deck with a staircase of 4 steps. The size of the plan is based on a single board width of 16 inches. Railings are marked in dark blue in the drawing. They frame the deck along the entire perimeter, as well as along the stairs and the second level.
Deck plan - 6
This is a blueprint for a deck with two levels, stairs, and railings. The size of the deck is 14x11. On the first level, the boards are laid diagonally, on the second level - across the deck. Railings are installed at all levels.
Deck plan - 7
This is a blueprint for a deck with two levels. Its size is 6x14x10. A staircase with two steps leads to the first level. The boards are set diagonally from right to left. On the second level, the boards are placed on the opposite diagonal. Railings are located along the perimeter of the deck.
Deck plan - 8
This is a simple drawing of a deck with an unusual shape. The size is 6x12. The deck is one level with railings along the perimeter. The installation of the boards is planned diagonally. A staircase with steps of different lengths leads to the deck.
Deck plan - 9
This deck plan is suitable for a large house. Its size is 14x25. There are two levels in the drawing. Two staircases lead to the second level. The central staircase is planned with a smooth curve. The railings are located on the second level.
Deck plan - 10
This is a simple blueprint. It depicts a deck with one level. Two staircases lead to it: central and side. The size of the deck is 20x6. Railings are installed along the perimeter. Boards are located along the deck. One plank is 16 inches wide.
Personal deck plan drawings
If one of these statements is true about you, you might like our proposal:
- you are not satisfied with standard ideas and want something unique;
- you are planning a complex deck with several floors;
- you want to build a deck with a pool;
- you don't have time to deal with drawings and measurements - you just want a beautiful deck.