Eco-Architecture From Around the World

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 […]

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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.   […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tips on Building a Sustainable home

There are many components that go into a sustainable home, from the design to the actual build process, and even the materials used to build it and the appliances installed. Here’s an overview of considerations to make throughout the process in order to increase the sustainability of your home. 

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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 […]

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