6 Ways to Keep your Construction Project on Budget

Construction projects have a nasty reputation of going over budget and taking twice as long as predicted. As a construction professional, you know there are really good reasons for that. Material prices and availability are volatile, and they affect your bottom line. You often discover issues once you start a new build or reno that …

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Lot Sizes Shrinking Nationwide

Lot sizes are always getting smaller. Over the last decade alone, the national average lot size for a new family home build has dropped by nearly 2,000 square feet from 10,500 square-feet in 2010 to 8,700 square feet in 2020. While lots have been getting smaller, homes have been getting bigger—growing from an average of …

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Inadequate Panel Spacing – A Costly Mistake!

Ambient temperatures and moisture conditions cause a constant state of expansion and contraction in every substance there is, whether solid, liquid or gas. This explains why bridges have expansion joints, why sidewalks have expansion joints and why you have to space structural panels such as OSB with an 1/8” gap at joints to give them …

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Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid

The kitchen is perhaps the place where function counts the most in your home. Focus too much on design and aesthetics and you may end up with a kitchen that isn’t practical. It may be a minor thing like the corner cupboard door doesn’t open all the way before hitting the counter, but these little …

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