Ants / Guides

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...ants and shrubs cut back from the walls, clear ivy and creepers, and keep a clear strip along the bottom of walls that you can inspect every few months looking for their telltale mud tunnels. Preventing carpenter ants: Carpenter ants are by themselves a problem, but just like with termites, they are also an indicat...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...ants. Wood also weighs much less than concrete, making it ideal for light frame construction. Given these advantages, architects are now re-acquiring the know-how for timber construction and some organizations are specifically promoting the use of wood for house framing, renovations and certain commercial application...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...ants and other insects into the fabric of your home - which is definitely best avoided. Build proper corners! Having a woodpile fall apart in the middle of the winter is not fun. While you are stacking, be sure to split a variety of sizes so you can more easily maintain the level of fire you need. If ...

Deck Construction, 10 Top Tips for Building Decks
Decks, porches and gazebos

Building a deck ? 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...ants, just to name a few of the unwanted invasions. Once the exterior cladding has been trimmed away at the joint with the deck, there should be metal drip cap tucked under the original weather barrier that carries water clean over the edge of the rim joist that is bolted into the wall. Squares of self-sealing elasto...