Elevate Your Outdoor Space with DIY Projects Using Outdoor Accents® Hardware

Summer is the perfect time to unlock the potential of your outdoor spaces. Whether youre looking to add a touch of elegance to your garden or enhance the functionality of your backyard, DIY projects using Outdoor Accents hardware from Simpson Strong-Tie offer endless possibilities. Check out projects from our partners and Simpson Strong-Tie employees to get inspired. 

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Construction Lead Generation: Strategies for Contractors

As a contractor, you know your business depends on lead generation, so understanding how to get leads can help you sustain and grow your business as a builder.

Developing a construction lead-generation strategy means three things:

    1. You need to take a high-level view of your potential clients and resources.
    2. You need to determine how much time and money you can dedicate to your lead-generation efforts.
    3. You need to decide whether you’ll do the lead generation yourself — or seek the assistance of a local marketing agency.

If you decide that you’d like to perform the lead generation yourself, understanding how to create a proper lead-generation strategy will help you build a list of previous, current and future clients and establish long-term success.

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Mass Timber for the Masses — How Simpson Strong-Tie Innovation Is Enabling More Efficient Construction

Mass timber construction is taking the construction industry by storm, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Leading forecasts from Polaris Market Research project the global CLT market to triple from USD 1.1B to 3.7B by 2030. Innovations promoting cost reduction and efficiency are helping widen the mass timber market. In the following article, it discusses a few examples of how Simpson Strong-Tie is helping in this effort.  Continue reading “Mass Timber for the Masses — How Simpson Strong-Tie Innovation Is Enabling More Efficient Construction”

Innovation through Research and Collaboration: The Converging Design Project

As part of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Converging Design project, Simpson Strong-Tie collaborated with several universities to perform a series of outdoor shake table tests on a six-story hybrid structural steel and mass timber structure at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). 

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Backyard Brilliance: Embracing New Trends in Deck, Pergola and Fence Design

Fostering natural outdoor spaces that can double as living areas encourages spending more time outside and expands the usable areas of the home. Homeowners may have grand visions for designing outdoor spaces, but making them all work together can be quite a feat.  

 Understanding the current trends in deck, pergola and fence design can help you construct a space that incorporates all the necessary elements to give clients the backyard of their dreams. 

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Creating a Pretty and Functional Backyard Pergola with DIYer Shereen

Build the pergola of your dreams with the help of Simpson Strong-Tie’s Pergola Planner and Outdoor Accents decorative hardware. For this project, we partnered with DIYer Shereen of Pretty and Functional to upgrade her backyard space just in time for summer fun! 

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How to Select the Right Anchoring Adhesive for Concrete and Masonry Work

Whether your design calls for rebar doweling on an infrastructure retrofit or structural anchoring with threaded rod, it’s important to use the proper type of anchoring adhesive. Knowing some of the key differences between products developed for concrete and masonry can help you simplify the selection process, save yourself some time, and get the job done

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Seating with Style: DIY an Outdoor Accents® Pergola Bench

Simpson Strong-Tie dealer sales rep John Ross has gained recognition for his innovative DIY pergola bench that blends style with utility. Crafted using our black powdercoated Outdoor Accents® hardware, this bench offers a perfect fusion of function and fun. Discover how you can easily DIY this versatile bench for your own backyard today. 

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Strength in Simplicity: Andrew Peterson’s Approach to Quality Carpentry

Andrew Peterson, owner of Quality Woodworks, specializes in carpentry and operates a fence-building company. Over the years, he’s relied on our Outdoor Accents® black powder-coated hardware to enhance the strength and beauty of his structures. Explore his commitment to providing quality workmanship that satisfies his clients. 

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Meet Deck Dynasty: Custom Deck Builder in North Carolina

Founded by Zachary Spriggs, Deck Dynasty has completed 10–15 big (and small) projects each year since 2015. Originally from Denver, Colorado and now building in Franklin, North Carolina, Deck Dynasty’s projects mainly focus on custom decks as well as staircases, docks, and ramps.  Learn more about Deck Dynasty’s business and advice to the current and future generation of builders. 

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