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

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,...

Advantages of Bamboo Flooring

Penny Swift
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...

Environmentally Friendly Carpet

Penny Swift
Soft floor coverings help to warm our rooms and reduce energy bills, but this doesn’t mean that all materials are eco-friendly. So if you are keen to lay an environmentally...

Flooring Options for the Kitchen

Penny Swift
The kitchen is one of the most hardworking rooms in the house. We use it for food preparation, cooking and sometimes for doing laundry as well. This not only means...

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Penny Swift
Vinyl plank flooring is an ideal product for both kitchens and bathrooms where water and moisture are common. Many people choose to use it elsewhere as well since it’s made...

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...