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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

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....

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...

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...

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...

New Trends in Home Building

While most of the latest trends in the home building industry relate to energy-efficiency and conservation of water, and in fact sustainability in general, there is also a noticeable trend towards down-sizing of homes. New trends in home building also...

Pet Friendly Floors

Hardwearing flooring is an advantage for any home whether you have children, pets or even live on your own without any type of live-in companion. The reasons are threefold: hardwearing flooring lasts longer, it is easier to clean, and...

Energy Efficient Roofing Systems

If you’ve ever climbed onto a roof on a sunny day in mid-summer, or even stood under a roof that isn’t properly insulated, you’ll know just how hot a roof can get. Insulation helps to keep the interior of...

Reasons to Build a Green Built Home

Buildings are said to be the biggest source of greenhouse gases in North America, not vehicles. Additionally, the building industry has been accused of being the largest contributor to global warming worldwide. With this knowledge firmly entrenched, a growing...

Advantages of Bamboo Flooring

There are so many different options when it comes to flooring for our homes, you need to know as much as possible about the advantages and disadvantages of all of them. Only then will you be able to make...

Popular Home Articles

Bathroom Storage – Storing Towels, Soap and Bathroom Products

Whether you have a bathroom as big as a master bedroom or you have one the size of a small closet, bathroom storage is persistently an issue for homeowners. Finding a creative way to design storage solutions while maximizing space is a difficult undertaking for anyone. Most people find...

Industrial Hemp and Hemp Bedding is Growing in Popularity

Industrial hemp is one of the most interesting and useful materials available for making various types of bedding. Apart from its many other uses, hemp and hemp bedding also rate as the most eco-friendly of all textiles worldwide. What is Hemp? Hemp is a renewable, hugely sustainable plant that is also...

Ingenious Space Saving Ideas for Kitchens

Unless you have a large and roomy kitchen with plenty of storage space, chances are you’ll be looking at every possible way to save space. The good news is that you can do this with sensible planning and by using some ingenious space saving ideas for kitchens. What this really...