Building a patio instead of a deck can save you money in several ways. Here are a few:

    1. Building regulations for decks are very thorough. You will probably need a permit to build a deck, but you might not need one to build a patio.
    2. Building a patio with paving stones or concrete is faster and easier than building a deck. This could reduce your labor costs.
    3. You will have greater freedom about the size and placement of a patio because of building code requirements.
    4. You will be more likely to be able to work with your existing landscaping by designing a patio to fit within it.
    5. Paving stones and concrete require less maintenance and will last longer than a wood deck.


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