As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, sustainability often means something different from person to person, and a sustainable lifestyle that works for one may not work for another. The same is true for houses if the many different build methods and standards around the world alone are anything to go by. In some countries, sustainability […]Continue reading
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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2022?
We’re looking forward to another great year and we are optimistic that the construction industry will see more new homes and businesses using ICFs. For High Performance Structures, we continue to assist do-it-yourself home builders with their ICF foundations. Our project in Canon City has used our expertise in radiant heating and LiteDeck flooring systems. […]Continue reading
Innovative, Touch-Free Fixtures
Whether you’re worried about flu season or its simply a matter of convenience, installing touch-free fixtures in your home or office is a great wat to help promote a healthier living environment. Here we have a few of our favorite examples of hands-free technology. Touch-Free wash bar This multifunction fixture provides easy-to-identify icons that will […]Continue reading
Fixtures & Finishes
Originally posted in our November 2020 newsletter Choosing the fixtures in your home is one of the last steps in the design process and should be chosen in conjunction with your home’s finishes. While finishes include countertops, paint colors, flooring, and drywall types (i.e. anything that makes your home look “finished”), fixtures are hardware that […]Continue reading
Building Your Dream Home As Smoothly As Possible
For many of us, a new home is one of the largest financial decisions we’ll make, so its important to take the proper steps to ensure your home will benefit you for years to come.Continue reading
DO’S AND DON’TS – BUILDING YOUR NEW HOME
DO select your finishes as early in the building process as possible. Finishes are your electrical and plumbing fixtures, flooring, tile, door and window hardware, paint colors, etc. DON’T ask subcontractors on the job to do additional work for you. Your contractor has an agreement with each subcontractor as to their scope of work and […]Continue reading
Does an ICF Home Cost More Than a Stick Frame home?
The savings you reap each month in utility costs, insurance and maintenance make the ICF build a hands down choice.Continue reading