Solar Roof Revolution: Getting More from Our Structures than Shelter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 12, 2017 10:38:28 AM

While the materials we’ve used for roofing have changed over the years, from hay to wood to ceramic to metal to asphalt, they’ve all had the same purpose – to keep what’s under them protected from the elements. But in our modern world nothing does just one job anymore. Multi-function is the name of the game. It’s only natural then that the materials we build our homes and businesses from do more than just keep us out the rain.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Roofing

Construction Fasteners: A Look Back and a View Forward

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 6, 2017 2:20:39 PM

Today, we have a wide range of construction fastener options, from nails to screws, combination fasteners to staples, all in a variety of materials and finishes. They may be loose or collated and applied by hand or machine. If we lose a nail here or there it’s no big deal. However, it wasn’t always this way.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

Why We Should Still Build Stuff

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 21, 2017 11:17:00 AM

/ˈkraf(t)smənˌShip/ - to obtain a skill in a particular craft, the quality of design shown in something made by hand, artistry.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners

Things You'll Miss When Using Composite Decking and a Hidden Fastening System

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 14, 2017 4:11:11 PM

People have been building decks for hundreds of years. There is something to be said about not reinventing the wheel. While trends towards using composite decking and hidden fasteners have been growing, we wanted to take a minute to remind you what you’ll miss out on by omitting traditional deck construction methods.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners, Staples

How to Prevent Mother Nature from Wrecking Your Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 8, 2017 12:52:15 PM

In a perfect world, the only thing impacting the life of our construction work would be the quality of the workmanship. But in the real world we have to account for the wear and tear that Mother Nature will inflict upon our work, and the people inside it. Here are a few smart ways to prevent the forces of nature from destroying your hard work.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners, Staples

The Secret to Long-Lasting Outdoor Furniture Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 10, 2017 10:10:00 AM

When you build something you love, the last thing you want is for the piece to fall apart because of poor planning or execution. Building outdoor furniture is an art and can be a fun challenge but it takes more than determination to build long lasting outdoor furniture.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture

Tips to Build a Modern & Simple Headboard

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 13, 2017 12:20:40 PM

Clients are always looking for a standout piece, or a feature that is going to set their home apart from the rest. When it comes to redesigning the bedroom, there are many pieces you can offer clients that will define the space, a vanity, dresser or the project we will be focusing on, a modern and simple headboard.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, MiniSCRAIL

Sustainable Living: 7 Steps to Building a Compost Holder with Pallets

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 16, 2017 2:13:31 PM

Gardening has always been a treasured pastime among Americans. We try to reduce our impact on the environment, locally sourcing produce and flowers has become more popular. If “farm-to-table” fresh appeals to you, then “garden-to-table” sounds even better. If you want to grow strong and healthy plants, one of the biggest keys is nutrient-rich compost. Here are the steps to build your own compost holder.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, pallets, SCRAIL KM

Would You Rather Use Your Mouth or a Nail Gun?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 20, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Over the years, construction crews have tried everything in the book when attempting to complete a project on time, whether that be assembly lines or using your mouth to hold your equipment. In Japan, roofers are known to be efficient and skilled, but instead of storing nails in their pockets, Japanese roofers prefer to hold nails in their mouth. And we’re not talking one or two nails, but enough to complete an entire row of assembly. While this technique is certainly one approach, there are high-quality fasteners available to help complete projects fast and without the risk of swallowing nails.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners

7 Tips for Best-in-Class Basement Remodels

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 6, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Remodeling a basement, or renovating an already existing space, will almost always cost less than adding an addition or bonus room. This is why remodels appeal to so many homeowners. Whether your client needs more space or wants to redesign an outdated basement, there are many steps involved in crafting a lower level living area. Basements come with a special set of needs that must be addressed if you want the construction to last. Before you get started on your next remodel, use our 7 tips to guide you in the planning process.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners


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