The Deck Kathleen Hates

The Deck Kathleen Hates

Sam and Kathleen’s son Cole has cerebral palsy and, as he’s starting to become more mobile, they want to make sure their backyard deck can safely accommodate his newfound independence. Sam lacks the necessary skills to build a deck from scratch so Paul shows him the techniques to build a functioning deck suitable for this young...

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In Disaster Decks Paul Lafrance saves one deck at a time.

What happens when an optimistic DIY-er attempts to build an outdoor oasis without the proper skill and know-how? A disastrous deck and a call to HGTV Canada’s resident deck expert. Rock star designer and carpenter Paul Lafrance (Decked Out, Canada’s Handyman Challenge) and his cutting edge crew rescue well-intentioned  homeowners, and help them rebuild their outdoor spaces and their pride in Disaster Decks. In each episode Paul is called in to assess the damage of a backyard DIY project gone wrong. Paul gives each deck a prescription for salvation, then he and his crew get these outdoor spaces back on track. From demolition to rebuild Paul puts each homeowner to work, doling out instruction paired with his signature sense of humour.


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Sophisticated Multi-Level Deck

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The Deck Lida Hates

Lida, Asad and their three children live in a converted schoolhouse that’s over one hundred years old. Unfortunately their rotting deck...

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