General Building

Learn more about tips and tricks to building a house from the ground up. These articles cover everything from plumbing and floor plans to flooring and painting

Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Insulation

David Beart
What’s in Your House? Around the world, people are calling out for green solutions for everyday occurrences. This includes the building or remodeling of homes. If you are a homeowner...

Benefits of a Blue Roof House

David Beart
First conceived as an environmental solution for stormwater management little more than a decade ago, a blue roof is part of a technologically advanced, low-cost system designed to protect our...

Energy Efficient Roof Shingles

Staff
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...

Green Roofs for Suburban Homes

Staff
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,...

Common Mistakes When Building a House

Penny Swift
Building a house is an enormous undertaking; but it is one that a large percentage of the world’s population undertakes at some time in their lives. Some people contract professional...

Framing with Treated Lumber

Penny Swift
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...

New Trends Home Insulation

Penny Swift
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...