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

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...

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...

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....

Vinyl vs Wooden Windows

There are four primary factors you will need to consider: design and style the material used to make the windows quality cost However you may find that the availability of a particular design and style will limit your materials choice. Quality may also be...

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 roof...

Selecting a Hot Water Heater

We all need hot water heaters in our homes, so if you're building one of your own, sooner or later you're going to find yourself selecting a hot water heater. There are various types of hot water heaters, and different...

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, contemporary parquet flooring...

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...

Energy Efficient Air Conditioners

Some experts say that the average homeowner in North America spends about $1,000 every single year on heating and cooling their houses. That's close to half of what the estimated annual home energy bill is said to be! For...

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 to...

Popular Home Articles

Removing Stains from Clothing

There are two important steps before removing stains from clothing. The first step is to identify the type of fabric. For example, if the fabric is made of rayon, silk or delicate Belgian / Parisian lace, you will want to take that fabric to a reputable dry cleaner. If...

Energy Efficient Washing Machines

It’s not just energy efficient washing machines that have created the buzz in the last decade. We also have energy efficient homes, energy efficient windows, energy efficient TV sets – anything that’s built or manufactured it seems has to have the word “energy” written all over it. Of course...

Removing Pet Odors – Dog and Cats Odors within the Home

Everyone at some point in their lives has entered a pet-friendly home and thought ‘pee-uw, it stinks in here!’. Oily, dirty dogs, cats with that lingering fishy smell, cough-inducing kitty litter reeking of ammonia, and everyone’s favorite – the carpet that has been peed on too many times without...