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Metal Stair plans for sale

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I have the .pdf file of the plans for the Metal stair completed along with the sketchup model for a nine foot floor to floor configuration. At some point I will modify it for a 10 floor to floor as well. Upon purchase, I will send via email the sketchup…

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Serious Windows

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“I was surprised while traveling in Sweden two years ago to learn that triple-glazed windows have been, essentially, required by code in that country since 1976.” Alex Wilson writes in a Green Building Advisor article. He also mentions Serious Windows which I have been hearing a lot about lately and…

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Marvin Integrity in black

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Designer tip: I have liked the Integrity line of fiberglass windows from Marvin for few years now. And… they come in black! For that old fashioned farmhousey yet hip and fresh modern look. Also did you know that for about $150 per window, Marvin makes single glaze old fashioned style…

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Gouin Green

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I just added a link to Gouin (Go-In) Green a process blog where some folks are building a SIP modular house.  The house is rather vanilla but the blog is full of excellent information and $ #’s which I always appreciate.  It looks like they actually used Alpen Windows which…

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Vermont Sunporch

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More Pictures! this is very traditional looking new house I did a decade ago.  The sunporch is made from storm screen doors from the Brosco catalog with cellar sash above.  The builder ripped the edges down for a slimmer look. The most excellent builder was Kent Webster Here is the…

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Fiberglass Windows

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The more I learn about windows, the more I am sold on Fiberglass windows. Thermal rate of expansion issues are completely bypassed and I think this is the cause of most failures. The thermal performance of fiberglass frames is incomparable. For the Perry Road project we are looking at:

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Concrete countertops

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www.concretedetail.com Why would anyone use granite or any of the stone composites when you can have concrete countertops created by a local craftsman? Drop dead gorgeous. www.concreteexchange.com for more pics of what concrete can be

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