There are many design elements that can be incorporated into a property to give it a unique ambience. For example, heavy timber is used in a variety of areas in the home and adds an industrial, warm feeling to any …

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As a nation, we are becoming more interested in efficient techniques that are better for the environment. In home construction, certain methods can help you get the most out of your lumber and create a more energy-efficient space. Referred to …

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General contractors often have to go to several different subcontractors to find the resources and skillsets needed to complete a job. As a result, the price of a job can climb higher than the budget, and some jobs may not …

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Pound for pound, glulam (glued laminated timber) is stronger than steel, and it is more durable than similar sizes of dimensional lumber. It’s available in custom and stocked sizes. If you want a building with exposed, striking architectural features, glulam …

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Heavy timber construction is a traditional style of building that has been used for hundreds of years. While it used to be for functional purposes only, modern technology now allows builders to combine form and function. Homes built with heavy …

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Glu-lam is short for glued, laminated timber. It is an engineered wood made from smaller seasoned and pre-stressed pieces of wood. Glu-lam became popular in the 1950’s because of its versatility and durability. Sustainable and Local Glu-lam is produced from …

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Contractors and fire fighters recognize the excellent fire-resistant advantages of heavy timbers used as construction materials for buildings. In order for building materials to qualify, they must meet certain requirements. For example, the wood must be a particular size and …

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Energy cost expenditure analysis has proven that the rising costs are creeping up faster than average household incomes. Between 2007 and 2012, median household income declined by 6%, yet household incomes generating between 10-50k will devote nearly 20% of their …

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Glulam, or glued laminated timber, is a cost-effective choice for building materials. In addition to saving money, the product can be built quickly, saving time as well. The material is durable and versatile, available in a wide range of materials. …

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The benefits of a home with wooden exteriors, flooring, and furniture are myriad. Wood gives the home a natural feel, is more conducive to sunlight, is fairly easy to clean, and is environmentally friendly. Yet wood attracts several insects like …

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