PRESS RELEASE: BECK America Wins 3 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Awards!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 30, 2019 3:07:22 PM

BECK America Wins 3 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Awards!

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The judging wrapped up three weeks ago for the 7th annual Pro Tool Innovation Awards and BECK America received 3 awards for the Cordless Gas Joist Hanger Nailer, Low Profile Nailer, and SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL®. A diverse panel of judges made up of contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen, and media professionals from across the United States came together to vote on entries submitted by top global manufacturers. Visit this link to see what the judges had to say about the Cordless Gas Joist Hanger Nailer and the Low Profile Nailer Visit this link to see what the judges had to say about the SubLoc® PRO SCRAIL (scroll down to the “Fasteners” section)

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools

Considerations for Constructing a Pole Barn

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 24, 2019 8:45:37 AM

When envisioning a pole barn, also known as post-frame building, images of large structures that stand for centuries, with a solid post and beam structure typically come to mind. But it can also be a backyard garage, a storage shed, or a barn for animals. The fact that it is so versatile and is a great investment, makes this an addition many clients want. At first glance, it might appear to homeowners that it’s a simple project but building a pole barn can be a daunting task that requires much planning. So, before construction begins, here are a few things to consider.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners

5 Tips to Revamp Your Patio Furniture

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 6, 2019 12:12:17 PM

Whether you’re enjoying family dinners on your patio or cocktails on the deck, Summer is the time of year when your outdoor spaces get the most use. It’s important your outdoor hangout area be comfortable and enjoyable. Could your furniture use some sprucing up? Do you have that old chair or loveseat that no one wants to sit on? Before you purchase new furniture, consider if your existing furniture is worth saving.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, MiniSCRAIL

Hot or Not: What Clients Want in an All-Season Sunroom Addition

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 30, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Humans feel happier when they get more natural light, vitamin D is a proven mood booster. Porches and decks are lovely sun spots when the weather is good, but you miss some of those indoor comforts like climate control and lack of bugs. In the Winter, decks clearly aren’t an appealing option. Sunrooms are the perfect solution. While they first became an option in the 1960’s, sunrooms have come a long way. Here are the key features of a modern-day sunroom.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners

That's What She Shed! Tips on Building the Perfect "She Shed"

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 26, 2019 9:19:00 AM

With 2018 being loosely dubbed the “Year of the Woman”, it’s no surprise that a female response to the Man Cave cropped up. The hallmarks of a Man Cave: a bar with cold beverage storage, leather furniture (preferably reclining), a flat screen TV, and some sort of gaming option that can be played while watching sports with friends. It’s a place where the men can hang out together. A She Shed, on the other hand, has a very different intent. Instead of a place for people to gather, a She Shed is a place to get away from all the demands in a home. You may choose to include a friend now and then, but it’s more likely you go there for quiet and relaxation. Thoughtfully designing the details can go a long way in making your She Shed Pinterest-worthy. These are some tips on making your She Shed fem-tastic.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners

2018 Recap: Top Basement Trends from this Year

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 22, 2018 9:28:00 AM

Before 1950, basements were barely considered part of the home. Most were not even finished with concrete and provided little to no use. Moving forward, basements became a more commonplace. In areas where basements were safe to build, they were finished with concrete and used as a laundry room, for extra storage, or perhaps a wine cellar. Today basements are an extension of the home and are indistinguishable from the living areas above. Modern basements are commonly used as entertaining spaces, game rooms, or home gyms. Here are the top five trends in basements this year. 

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners

The Best Kept Secrets of Steel Studs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 22, 2017 10:47:15 AM

Steel studs have been gaining popularity in both residential and commercial projects. Over the past decade more structures are being built with steel studs and over 500,000 homes have been built using steel studs as opposed to the traditional wood stud. If you’re still not sold on the idea of completing your next project with steel studs, check out the industry’s best-kept secrets about steel studs to convince yourself.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread

Achieving Adirondack Perfection: The Anatomy of the Perfect Summer Seat

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2017 11:00:14 AM

Summer is on the horizon and homeowners are ready to set up their outdoor spaces for BBQs, family parties and relaxing summer nights. Patios and outdoor furniture have expanded far beyond the old folding chairs set up around a fire. Create the ideal summer seat by achieving Adirondack perfection using these tips.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture, MiniSCRAIL

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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