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Building Materials

Building Materials Company Spotlight: BELCO Forest Products

Since 1978, BELCO has been setting the standard when it comes to preservative-treated exterior millwork for use in commercial and residential construction. Based out of Shelton, Washington, this company utilizes a trained workforce of high-quality employees to create top-notch millwork for soffit, interior paneling, porch ceilings, exterior posts, exterior window trim, and some of the

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How the Shape of Your Roof Affects Materials that Can be Used

Having your roof replaced is a big decision that can affect your home for years to come. There are many choices that need to be made after deciding to have your roof replaced. One of the most important is what type of roofing material should be used.  Whether you’re re-roofing a home you’ve lived in

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Building Materials Company Spotlight: HafcoVac

In many commercial industries, dust explosions caused by the intersection of flammable dust and electric components in vacuums in a huge safety concern. These explosions can range from startling to deadly, and everybody who works in or owns a commercial space where these might occur should be heavily invested in preventing them at all costs.

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Building Materials Company Spotlight: Avanti Systems

Avanti Systems is currently at the forefront of interior glass wall technology and applications. They provide acoustic solutions and other glazed solutions for interior use like door systems and operable walls as well. They cater mostly to commercial businesses and companies but their design team can work with any type of client. They have been

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A Stronger Alternative to Building with Metal and Wood Framing

Light framing is an important part of any traditionally constructed building. They are built inside the walls of a structure and provide a bridging point between the exterior and interior parts of a wall. The most common materials used for studs today are wood and metal. Both have their respective advantages and disadvantages, and you

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Long Lasting Design Trends for Modern Homes

Modern homes benefit from having access to some of the best building materials available than ever before. Today, more and more homeowners have been focusing on materials that can withstand the test of time and maintain the value of the home. In this article, we’ll cover 5 long-lasting design trends for modern homes. 1. Insulated

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Insulated Concrete Form Construction vs. Traditional Wood Frame

Have you ever wondered whether you should choose insulated concrete form (ICF) construction or rely on traditional wood-framed structures for your next modern home design? In this article, we’ll take a look at which is better for your next project.  Energy Efficiency As probably the most important feature besides structural integrity when considering building materials,

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5 Things to Consider Before Building Your Brewery

Are you thinking about building a brewery? If so, there are quite a few things you’ll need to keep in mind during the planning and construction phase of your project. Breweries require special attention to detail in many areas, thanks to their unique requirements. If you want to build a brewery for yourself, here are

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How ICF Construction Outperforms Traditional Building Techniques

There is an up and coming type of construction being done commercially and for residential houses that is shaping building design today. It is called ICF or Insulated Concrete Forms. The ICF construction process uses foam blocks that are stacked to form the exterior walls of a building; envision ‘the guys’ playing with a giant

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