19 Brilliant Ways to Design with Hardwood Decking

Posted by Liza Sivek on Tue, Jan 5, 2021 @ 05:01 AM

Natural hardwood decking is second-to-none in beauty, longevity, and low maintenance. There are many, many styles and uses to spark your imagination. We have collected 19 ideas for you here so you can start not just dreaming, but planning.

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Topics: Hardwood Decking, Sustainable design, deck design ideas

Water Infiltration and How Wood Rainscreens Work

Posted by John Parent on Tue, Jun 2, 2020 @ 05:06 AM

Most people in the building community understand what a rainscreen is.  Simply put, it is a separation of the cladding of a building from the structure of the building.  It’s like adding a second layer of protection against the elements. Why do we need it?  Because water is trying to kill your house.  While that may sound a little melodramatic, the truth is, water will make its way into any building eventually.  How does this happen and what can you do to protect your home?

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Topics: Rain Screen, rain screen installation, rainscreen, Sustainable design

The Importance of Using Sustainable Building Materials

Posted by Nora Velazco on Tue, Feb 25, 2020 @ 05:02 AM

Sustainability is part and parcel of modern life and is a key element to just about every industry – none more so than construction. Now, more than ever, it’s important to consider the impact of our actions on the planet, individually and as a collective. But what does it mean to be ‘green’, or ‘eco-friendly’, and what part does sustainability play when using construction materials nowadays?

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Topics: Sustainable design