Construction Category

Chemical-Free Termite Prevention

Insect infestations and chemical exposure are both valid concerns we must consider when constructing our homes. Not very long ago, chemicals termite preventives were standard practice. Today’s alternatives are more in line with health and nature. In lieu of chemical termite preventatives, Chemical-free termite prevention can be accomplished using a thin steel mesh (called Termimesh […]

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Finger Jointed Studs

Finger-jointed studs used in a vertical application (eg:walls) are straighter and stronger that traditional vertical studs. They are also way more environmentally friendly, because they are made of short scrap pieces of lumber rather that one long piece..ultimately saving trees. Think about specifying them for your next construction project.

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Natural Berms

In previous posts, we showed you a few good ways to incorporate sustainable site work into your next construction project. Natural berms are yet another great way to “use what you have.” A big part of “green building” is just being creative. Take a look…

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Sustainable Site Work

Sustainable site work is a big part of any eco-friendly new construction project. The prep on the site of this future high-performance green home, is no different. Much of credit here goes back to the clients and designer, who designed this house according to the land it would sit on instead of the other way […]

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