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Paul Lafrance

Paul Lafrance, creator, owner, and CEO of Cutting Edge Construction and Design, has been generating innovative and state-of-the-art custom deck designs for over 15 years. He has successfully designed and built over one thousand five hundred decks across Southern Ontario, and has expanded his design firm to include all of North America.

His designs are always original and each project offers its own uniqueness and the beauty that has come to define a Cutting Edge Deck. His vision is to demonstrate how even the most basic backyard can become a true “retreat” in an age where weekend travel to a cottage has become an impracticality for most. Aside from the artistry of the designs, every project boasts structural integrity and resiliency that lasts for decades.

Paul’s passion for design and architecture is matched by his love of music and composition. Being both a musician and a deck builder has given him the edge and the creativity needed to offer the one-of-a-kind deck concepts that have transformed countless backyards over the years. As Paul says, “You don’t need to be a musician to know a good song when you hear one, it’s all about how it makes you feel. A good backyard retreat is all about emotional response rather than just assembling sticks of wood!”

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July 16, 2021
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June 25, 2020
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June 14, 2020
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August 23, 2018
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July 6, 2018
As proud Canadians, we all have a favourite city which holds a special place in our hearts. We’ve asked your favourite HGTV Canada stars...
June 29, 2018
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May 27, 2015
Did you know Paul Lafrance is a father of four and sings in a band? Here are some facts about this HGTV host that might surprise you.
May 8, 2015
When it comes to celebrating Father's Day, our hosts are all for putting down the power tools and spending every minute with family.
June 13, 2014
Paul Lafrance and crew create a relaxing urban oasis where time stands still for a busy family.
June 4, 2013