Tips for deck building / Guides

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...forests. To see more about choosing wood for framing see here . Ten Tips for building better decks: This is where we are hoping to tap into the collective b...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home build Resilient design features for new ...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...for 3 coats Livos also has natural and non toxic wood finishing oils and products designed for exterior use that are suitable for staining and protecting de...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...deck, check out our 10 Tips for Building a Green Wooden Deck here Other advantages: Reduced efflorescence as it is less porous, and absorbs less water tha...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...for fun, have a look at other buildings over the course of the winter, and see the differences. One of the best times for amateur building-forensics is in the f...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...building envelope, so great care should be taken for long term durability and performance. Below are some valuable tips for window installation. Also, See her...