Really happy with my deck. Thanks to Iroslav who was great throughout. Reliable and a straight shooter. Wont try to oversell you, and will listen to what you want.
The deck turned out just the way I wanted. In fact Iroslav made a few suggestions that significantly enhanced the aesthetics of the deck but gave him some grief due to the increased difficulty (angles, angles, angles). Yet he still came in on budget, which is a minor miracle these days when dealing with contractors.
I cant recommend him enough, a pleasure to deal with.
In the photos I posted there are a few small areas of discolouration, but thats because I told Iroslav that I would be painting the risers black anyways and not to bother with sanding out those spots.
Included with the price was also a side stairwell for a side entrance that I was also very happy with, but the deck was the main attraction.