Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie and New Jersey-based MOSO North America, a global brand in bamboo building products, have partnered on products and software to enable customers to plan and design their deck projects with Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Planner Software.
The free-to-use online deck building software allows contractors, deck builders and homeowners to design and build their own custom deck rendering using MOSO Bamboo X-treme decking material, along with structural products and technical knowledge from Simpson Strong-Tie. The planner provides customers with all the information they need to build a safe, durable, and sustainable deck.
In addition, the deck planner has features that are unique to a MOSO Bamboo X-treme deck. Users are able to select from the various widths of MOSO Bamboo X-treme decking boards (4”, 6” and 7”) to see how each will look and to properly estimate material needs. In addition to deck boards, the program can estimate quantities for all MOSO bamboo decking-related products, including fascia boards. Another feature can even age the designed deck to show users how the bamboo will naturally change color as a result of prolonged exposure to the elements.
The Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Planner Software allows users to be creative in building entirely custom decks with detailed renderings, construction drawings and material lists. Users can also connect with MOSO North America material suppliers in their area to obtain pricing and get assistance in accurately estimating project costs.