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

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...

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....

Solid or Hollow core Doors for the Bedrooms

When it comes to choosing internal doors for your home the two main choices are between various different solid doors and hollow core doors. Then you will need to look at style, and what the doors look like. All...

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...

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...

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...

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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 methods that we use to...

Bedroom Furniture for a Baby

Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! When it’s time to bring your baby home, welcome him or her with furniture that is functional, versatile, safe and stylish. When selecting bedroom furniture for a baby, the foremost consideration is safety. You also want furniture that is multi-functional and...

Reducing Dust in the Home – Asthma, Allergies and Respiratory Problems

Dust has frequently been identified in various studies as the number one cause of certain health issues attributed to the household. It has produced a significant number of cases involving asthma, allergies and respiratory problems in both children and adults. So how what can you do to reduce dust...