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Sustainability 1

March 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Education is a necessary tool for achieving sustainability. People around the world recognize that current economic development trends are not sustainable and that public awareness, education, and training are key to moving society toward sustainability. Beyond that, there is little agreement. People argue about the meaning of sustainable development and whether or not it is […]

Putting up a glass wall

March 12, 2010 at 10:57 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Though bathroom and shower wall construction can vary from project to project we have provided below some of the key steps for most glass block shower projects in remodeling or new construction projects. Since these projects frequently involve multiple trades it may be best to consult with our Designers or Project Estimators for your specific […]

Leed 3

March 11, 2010 at 9:52 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Solar panels and green roofs two of the most important emerging green technologies; Yet most engineers say that solar panels have limited applications on large buildings, and reflective roofs can save as much energy as “green” ones covered with plants. But, nothing beats publicity like having your project, with its green roof, PV [photovoltaic, or […]

Leed 2

March 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

The business case is not just that green building saves money on energy. It’s that LEED certification sells buildings to high-end clients and governments, gets architects and builders sparkling free publicity, and creates a hook for selling new products, materials, and systems to builders. It’s a whole new commercial ecosystem. Who is active in the […]

Leed 1

March 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

According to the Department of Energy, buildings account for 71% of America’s electricity use and 38% of all greenhouse-gas emissions. Anything that cuts those numbers–as USGBC-certified buildings do; by an average of 25% to 30%–is surely a plus. But what does the plaque on the front of a $700 million glass tower really mean? Asking […]

How to replace a doorknob

March 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Step 1 Determine the size and type of doorknob you are replacing. There are two standard sizes, 2-3/8-inch and 2-3/4-inch. To ensure you have the correct size, you can measure from the door edge to the center of the hole. Some doorknobs are adjustable to fit either size, but be sure to double check the […]

How to install ranghoods

March 8, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Rang hoods help prevent cooking grease from depositing on kitchen surfaces such as walls and cabinets, help ventilate steam to prevent excessive heat in the kitchen, and provide extra stovetop lighting. The Two Types of Range Hoods There are two main types of kitchen range hoods—recirculating (also called non-ducted or non-venting) and venting (also called […]

Installing a wall oven

March 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Installing a new wall oven can be accomplished by following a few steps. However, it is important to remember that these steps should only be used as a guide; the installation instructions that are included with the wall oven should always be followed completely in order for the entire installation process to remain safe. To […]

How to fix the squeak in your floor

March 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Floors respond to the four steps of sound deadening, which include absorption, blocking, breaking and isolating sound. When attempting to control noise and noise transmission, it is important to consider each of these areas and how you can use them to reduce sound transfer. Isolate Noise in New Construction The key to proper sound deadening […]

How to remove wall paper

March 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Instructions Things You’ll Need: • Sponges or long nap paint roller • Screw driver • Wallpaper scoring tool or utility knife • Wallpaper remover • Buckets or paint roller tray • Putty knife (4 inches) • Warm water • Garbage bags (to bag up old wallpaper) • Drop cloths and towels Step 1 Give yourself […]

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