Our building a house section covers everything from framing to electrical, installing windows, doors, flooring and much more.

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5 Crucial Things to Know When You’re Building a Home

The decision to build a home rather than purchase an existing dwelling is not an easy one, and is not a decision to be made lightly. Unless you’re a seasoned pro in the arena of home building you’re likely to run into some very confusing…
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Energy Efficient Roof Shingles

The right roof is essential to designing an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient home. If you’ve got typical shingles or hot asphalt on your roof—as many homeowners do—you could be doing better. Below are a few cutting-edge roofing…
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Choosing Interior Paint Colors for a New Home

The colors you choose for the interior of your new home will depend on a number of factors. The purpose of the room, size and dimensions of the room, and how much natural light that room sees throughout the day will play a big role in the paint…
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Reasons to Hire a Professional House Painter

So you're planning to paint your house. The question is do you do it yourself, or do you hire a professional house painter to do the job for you? Painting is essentially one of the easiest DIY jobs that you can do at home. But it is also…
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Custom Made Front Doors

The front door of any house is the dividing point between the inside of the home and the outside. That's obvious. It is also the usual point of entry, and the place at which people get their first impression of your home. It's like an initial…
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Energy Efficient Furnaces - Reducing Your Gas Bill

Not only can a high-efficiency natural gas furnace warm your home and make it more comfortable, but it can also save you money. So the next question is: do you have an energy efficient furnace in your home? If your house was built after 1990,…
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Shouldn't all Homes be Built with Pets in Mind

We finally moved into the new home we had built and boy, were we happy! With all of our earthly belongings hauled inside, it was time to show the place to the pets. Tinkerbell (Saint Bernard), Cutie Pie and Buddy (Pekingese), and Jingle Bells…
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Green Roofs for Suburban Homes

Most people spend time and money trying to remove moss and vegetation from the roofs of their homes. They do so because they consider it to be dirty and ugly, and because it adds weight to the roof. But moss has more value in construction…
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New Trends Home Insulation

Today many of the most important new trends in home insulation relate to sustainability and the need for us to quite simply find ways to save energy. It isn't just about air space in the roof that keeps the house both warm and cool, or…
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Framing with Treated Lumber

Wood is a primary element in a large percentage of North American homes, most notably those that are built using popular timber-frame construction methods. Apart from the framework that forms the basic shell of the house, the elements for…
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Building a Green Home

As the global threat of climate change increases and the availability of the planet's precious natural resources decreases, a growing number of people are doing everything possible to live in a more sustainable manner. So what better place…
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Environmentally Friendly Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is available in many guises from boards that are suspended above ground to hardwood laminate products that are installed onto a screeded concrete slab. There are veneered wood products, modular strips that clip together,…
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Cost Breakdown of Building a House

Professional builders and quantity surveyors know how important it is to have accurate estimates and costings when doing any form of construction. They also know how important it is to set a realistic budget and then stick to it. If you have…
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Fiberglass Windows and Doors

If you are about to embark on a home-building project, you are going to be looking at all the possible materials you can use. There is a huge choice and it can be mind boggling. So before you go one step further, here are some guidelines that…
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Eco Friendly Windows - Pros and Cons

There is no doubt that a growing number of people worldwide are striving to make buildings considerably more environmentally friendly than ever before. For new home builders, essentially this means constructing houses using eco friendly materials…