Category Archives: New Construction

Safety First: The Hazards of Construction Work

Have you ever considered the risks home builders take while renovating that basement or installing a new bathroom? If you weren’t aware, construction workers face one of the harshest work environments in modern times. As Doug Hanna of S+H Construction … Continue reading

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Kowloon City, Densest City Block Planet Earth, Since Demolished

Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, ungoverned squatter’s colony in Kowloon City, Hong Kong. It was called the “Walled City” because it was built on the remains of an old Chinese fort. The Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its … Continue reading

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Large Custom Radius Curved Gutters – – a Technical Feat

These large capacity 20 oz. copper curved gutters were built to fit the tower base and turret of this piece of new construction. That makes it sound easy, but it is an impressive technical feat to make them fit snug to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Porch Addition or Replacement Design

What makes this porch perfect is the design. Heartwood Carpentry of Sanbornton, NH (in the Lakes Region) intended this porch format to make the most efficient use of modern materials to produce a handsome, liveable and easily maintained porch. To … Continue reading

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Building a Fireplace to the Specifications of Count Rumford

JB Mohler Masonry of Lancaster, MA built this Rumford fireplace in a residence in Acton. This particular example has a clean, modern look and a handsome mantle treatment, while still adhering to the Count’s principles. Superior Clay Manufacturing has made … Continue reading

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Massive Outside-In Windows and Doors for a Truly Modern Look.

These oversized custom windows and doors are truly modern in the sense that they bring the outdoors inside in the most convenient, unmediated way possible. The interior is American Black Walnut (accented with brushed nickel hardware), offering a dark frame … Continue reading

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Massive Garage Door Custom Engineered to Open Easily by Hand

It bears repeating, because it is not immediately obvious, but the garage doors built by Bob Moulton of Moulton Custom Door of Vermont are trompe l’oeil – – a visual trick. They appear to be traditional swinging doors, but are … Continue reading

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Garage Door Trompe L’oeil

Guild Member Bob Moulton, of Moulton Custom Garage Door Company in Duxbury, VT, is a native Vermonter who studies traditional North Country buildings in order to develop credible, accurate period detail for high end garage doors.  Recently, he has furnished … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Family Garage

It has been said that the automobile has redesigned the American landscape.  The news is that it is hard at work on a new project, redesigning the American home.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the frozen north where … Continue reading

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Historic Buildings Show the Way to Build Durable Stone Facades for New Construction.

Due to the cost of veneer stone and its reputation for durability, expectations for its performance are high. Failures in new construction in stone are embarrassing for the project team and baffling to the customer. Failures will happen because an … Continue reading

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