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Lose It: What to Do With Leftover Building Materials
See how to properly dispose of your extra brick, wood and paint — or make something cool with it instead
"extra brick, wood and paint — or make something cool with it instead... have some building materials leftover. Wood, paint and bricks are three commonly used... used to build our house. During the building process I scoured the trash heap for... pathway.Build a firepit.Build a barbecue. Build raised vegetable beds.Photo by Fallsroad... Reclaimed brick has a special patina that really adds something to a space. Build or..."
6 Steps to Planning a Successful Building Project
"optimum building performance (building physics coping with water and air), indoor air... proper building envelope are not required by Building Code but they are the most efficient... Design/Build or Build firm to bring you current, relevant information to help you... they were building this home they had design talent. Their job is to build houses.... research of building physics or we'd have no "green building" industry. Code lags. I'm..."
How Brick Fits Into Today’s Gardens
Natural brick is often considered a traditional building material. Here’s how people are using it in contemporary gardens too
"tural brick is often considered a traditional building material. Here’s how people... against a brick garden wall warmed by the autumn sun, I pondered whether this ancient... ancient building material has a place in contemporary garden design. Is it a relic of... gardens? Brick has been a favorite material for gardens for centuries, from Roman courtyards... found brick laying to be a form of relaxation and built an extensive wall at his..."
Raw Materials Revealed: Brick, Block and Stone Help Homes Last
Learn about durable masonry essentials for houses and landscapes, and why some weighty-looking pieces are lighter than they look
"started building protective structures. Some of those first buildings are still standing... basic building materials that fall under the heading of masonry have been used since... longevity of brick, block and stone. In this time of increased attention to green building... do is build something that will last. Below you'll learn more about these building... exterior brick, and IMO that should apply to interior brick, too. Brick is so beautiful..."
Great Materials: Common Brick Stacks Up Style
So basic and yet so incredibly versatile, bricks can dress home exteriors, walls, roofs and more. Here's how to bring out their best
"versatile, bricks can dress home exteriors, walls, roofs and more. Here's how to bring... comes to building materials, it doesn't get any more basic than brick. Small (mostly)... effective, brick has been around for thousands of years and has been a building material... that a brick can be held in your hand. A brick is just an elemental, modular building... look at a brick wall, think about how each brick was placed, one at a time, with skill..."
Know Your House: Anatomy of a Brick Veneer Wall
"Brick's new role as skin versus structure offers plenty of style options for traditional... maintenance, brick has been a favored way to build for centuries. Brick has been used... Brick is just about the oldest building material. Small, modular, easily made from... piers of brick, architects and builders were able to construct large and small buildings... express brick's structural properties at door and window openings. Use brick jack..."
My Houzz: Ecofriendly and Salvaged Style in a Montreal Triplex
Repurposed materials, graywater reuse, and no-VOC paints make for a resourcefully earth-friendly home in Quebec
"exposed brick without much ornamentation/art... brick is beautiful i love it. It has... on that brick. Again to those not in Montreal, these brick walls are a classic feature... whether the bricks are sand stock, bricks, with lime/sand mortar joints, if so was the... books, brick walls and old wood in open spaces- just a great dwelling. looks great... exposed brick to the industrial lighting and the book shelves. Repurposing the wood..."
Brick: A Heavyweight for Modern Exteriors
If you picture only traditional homes when you think of brick, it's time to reconsider this modern contender
"think of brick, it's time to reconsider this modern contender... asked of a brick what it wanted to be; the brick replied, "An arch." Today, bricks are... cladding a building, brick is certainly rooted in traditional architecture and construction... in brick, glass and roof shingles; they use brick as another means of expression... here show brick used as an exterior material in a modern or contemporary manner. Brick..."
Why You Might Want to Build a House of Straw
Straw bales are cheap, easy to find and DIY-friendly. Get the basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material
"basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material... a R-2 building. You could build an apartment building up to 2 stories and 7,000 sf... 3+ unit building apartment building (covered by the IBC) would be categorized as a... type V-B building. V-B buildings are like houses, not fire rated. Straw bale walls... ways to build affordable , safe housing , one I love is building houses with pallets... flexible building materials out there. I did some cursory reading on the subject a few..."
How to Build a Better Shower Curb
Work with your contractors and installers to ensure a safe, stylish curb that keeps the water where it belongs
"how to build a shower curb and what products to use can get complicated. But getting... altered if building a shower for a disabled person. Here are some points to keep in... When building curbs for my clients I use bricks or concrete. No wood. Wood is... say I build my curbs out of brick or concrete - this means that the material below... builders and build curbs from bricks. I keep a number of 2"x4" 's in my mechanical room..."
Insulation Basics: Heat, R-Value and the Building Envelope
Learn how heat moves through a home and the materials that can stop it, to make sure your insulation is as effective as you think
"home’s building envelope (the walls, slab and roof that protect your home from the... no two buildings are the same, and because there are so many ways to insulate, it... AE Building - she is building new and the project is in Minnesota. What is the... tight building envelopes has been the use of double stud walls with dense packed... tight building envelope? Edit: And for reference, I'm in Central MA. I know it matters..."
How to Build a Greener Driveway
New project for a new year: Install a permeable driveway to keep pollutants out of water sources and groundwater levels balanced
"We are building a home on acreage near the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and... because if a brick is damaged it can be replaced or problem areas can be redone and it doesn't... a new build, the law may [in our state,Connecticut, it does] require large, deep... a new build) carrying run-off into a grey-water system (either above or below grade)... other building story. Best time to do this project: Late spring or summer, when the..."
How to Build a Raised Bed for Your Veggies and Plants
Whether you’re farming your parking strip or beautifying your backyard, a planting box you make yourself can come in mighty handy
"want to build this some day Love For those of you who build raised beds in your front... for the building instructions. Loving the natural look, great piece! While I like the... running bond brick coursing: the overlapping makes a stronger joint. And yes, it makes... Are you building a greenhouse over it? What's the plan for the space in the middle... methods to build them. After learning more about pressure treated woods and finding out..."
Build a Backyard Fish Pond Without Going Belly Up
You can make an outdoor fish paradise of your own, for less than you might think. But you'll need this expert design wisdom
"you can build your own backyard fish pond for about $2,500. Here’s what you'll need... Can I build w/ concrete bricks if I seal the inside? I live in the mountains, have... house build very soon and I gotta say, I'm more excited about the fishpond than I... me to build the garden around it. My pond drops off to 4 feet without plant shelves... you can build an underwater bridge where the fish can have refuge. It's been a learning..."
The Benefits of Building Out — and What to Consider Before You Add On
"up or build out. If an addition makes sense with your home's structure and site,... building out, rather than up or down, can be more affordable. But there's still... points. Building a home is a long term investment, therefore we should analyse these... local building and zoning codes. In Seattle, many of the homes in the city are on... examples of build-outs for homes like mine? I like to plan for the future! We have a split..."