We are getting ready to move into our southern walk home, and did not buy the builder's deck. We want to build our own. Does anyone have a suggestion on who to use? Also we want to find out if the deck has to be wood. There is this newer material out that lasts alot longer then wood and is pretty much maintenance free. I do not know the name of it, but I can say the way I interpretted the rules, was the deck had to match the house as far as color coding goes. Anyone know anything more about this? Thanks!